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Short sellers and St James’s Place

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment

I've mentioned the potential impact that short sellers have on the stock because a declining share price is fodder for them. Short selling is where investors bet on a share price falling and profit if it then does so.

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GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS CLIMB AS MARKETS TURN LESS OPTIMISTIC ON RATE CUTS

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

Leading the case for higher for longer rates is Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve bank, who warned that several months of sustained disinflation are needed before the US Fed is able to cut. The European Central Bank signalled that a June rate cut is very much on the cards. However, rising inflation has also returned to the Eurozone and this added to the gloomy outlook.

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What happens if SJP leave the FTSE100?

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

Some journalists in certain ‘newspapers’ (which were a perfectly good functioning tree) love a headline. Others love facts. I find the drama unnecessarily upsetting for SJP customers and wholly inaccurate.

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STICKY INFLATION SENDS BOND YIELDS BACK UP AND SUNAK CALLS AN EARLY SUMMER ELECTION

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

Meanwhile, stickier inflation makes it harder for the Bank of England to cut rates in the very short term and higher government borrowing has wiped out any chance of further tax cuts to sweeten the electorate.

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The economic comparison of owning or renting a home

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Mortgage

LET’S look at how they compare. I’ll have to be broad with the comparison by looking at house prices across the whole of the UK. I’ll compare average rents, repairs, mortgages and see how the numbers work out.

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Evelyn Partners Update - UK April CPI Inflation

By Worldwide Financial Planning

Categories Financial Planning, Investment, Mortgage, Pension

In monthly terms, CPI was 0.3% (consensus: 0.1%), compared to 0.6% in March. Similarly, core CPI inflation (ex-energy, food, alcohol and tobacco) came in at 3.9% (consensus: 3.6%) vs 4.2% in March.

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