Adrian Holliday

Adrian has written about property, pensions and investing for almost 20 years, from Teletext to the Observer and AOL. He is a believer in diversity, low transaction costs – and simplicity.


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PM update: UK trade talks boosted, dollar up, GE tumbles

PM Theresa May got a boost from EU leaders earlier when UK trade talks were more or less rubber-stamped for December

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Dollar climbs as US tax reform plans unlocked

Sterling was close to a 10-day low at 7am following approval by the US Senate of the Republican Party budget.

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Apple slips on reported struggling iPhone 8 sales

Apple shares were down close to -3% earlier today as investors worried about reports of falling iPhone 8 sales.

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Nikkei surges as Sunday's general election nears

A weaker yen combined with better exports data saw the Nikkei 225 climb

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UK wage growth trails inflation buying power again

Sterling slipped slightly as UK wage growth and employment numbers landed from the Office of National Statistics earlier

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Asian markets subdued on Communist Party 'new era'

Markets in Asia overnight were solid enough with the Nikkei 225 up +0.25% to 21,389.55

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Mark Carney hints on rate retreat

Sterling fell -0.65% earlier as Bank of England governor Mark Carney fudged a rate hike commitment in the near future.

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Sterling underwhelmed by PM's Brussels dash

Sterling so far remains unimpressed by Theresa May’s dash to Brussels yesterday

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Dow Jones on track for 22,300

The Dow Jones surged over the 22,900 threshold earlier as it closes in on the next benchmark – 22,300

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Nikkei hits 21-year high at 21,255

Overnight Asian markets continued to climb with the Nikkei up +0.63% at 21,289 and the Hang Seng up +0.96% at 28,746.

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Weaker US inflation dents dollar but oil surges

Weaker US inflation numbers saw the euro and pound jump against the dollar earlier despite strong US sales

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Pound rallies on Brexit transition hope

German media reports of a possible two-year Brexit transition period saw the pound leap yesterday evening

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Pound cracks on Brexit deadlock but FTSE 100 surges

Sterling was hit by more Brexit bickering today, down -0.43% to $1.3165 shortly after 3.30pm.

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Japanese stocks hits 21-year high

Asian stocks continued to rise overnight – better earnings power from Japanese business saw the Nikkei hit 20,951

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Global stocks surge as Spanish threat cut

Despite the lurking Catalan worry the euro posted a +0.33% gain against the dollar today

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Euro rises as Catalan anxiety eases

The euro managed to keep above $1.18 during Asian trading thereby keeping Catalan anxiety at bay

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Wal-Mart announces $20bn share buy-back

There’s still no end in sight to the advance of US stocks.

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Will a North Korea-US war hit your trading portfolio?

Donald Trump has said he is willing to go to war with North Korea.

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Seoul stocks soar despite extreme Pyongyang worry

The appalling relations between Pyongyang and Washington (not to mention Seoul, Tokyo and increasingly Beijing) were again forgotten in Asia today.

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Pound rises on PM May survival hope

The pound continued to recover through the morning, up +0.40% by mid afternoon to $1.3137, but down from an intraday $1.3184 surge.

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