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US GROWTH DISAPPOINTS BUT EQUITIES RISE AS US TECH STOCKS BEAT EARNINGS FORECASTS

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

The level of economic activity shown in this week’s Purchasing Managers’ Indices suggests any slowdown may be temporary, and US growth is still far higher than the level seen in the UK and Europe, However, there was little to dissuade bond investors from the assumption that Federal Reserve rate cuts will be delayed.

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More investment scams

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment

Frequent unsolicited contacts and a push for quick decisions are hallmark tactics used by scammers aiming to create a false sense of urgency. Be wary if you're asked to act fast—real investment opportunities don't need immediate decisions."

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STRENGTH OF THE US ECONOMY CAUSES MARKETS TO REVIEW EXPECTATIONS FOR RATE CUTS

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

Since last autumn bond investors have been testing central banks’ willingness to keep rates high and have regularly had to adjust their outlooks when confronted by sticky inflation, high economic growth and central bank intransigence.

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Investment Risks: Part Two

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment

Following on from last week’s introduction to investment risk, and still using the maritime metaphors, I will cover the other risk measures you should be considering, to ensure you know the true risk of your investments and how to check them.

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GOVERNMENT BOND MARKETS RATTLED BY ANOTHER STRONG INFLATION READING IN THE US

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

Markets have quickly reversed assumptions they held only a few weeks ago and the Federal Reserve is now expected to cut rates no earlier than August and the number of rate cuts expected has fallen to just two. The big drop in bond values serves as a reminder of how poor markets and central banks have been at forecasting inflation over the last few years.

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How do I know if I am taking too much risk with my investments?

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Pension

Understanding the level of risk associated with your investments is akin to knowing how deep the water is before you dive in.

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