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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Gold cracks $1,300 on ‘safe haven’ buying

Currency-of-last-resort gold saw its spot value surge past the $1,300 barrier earlier in the day

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Barcelona attack and Trump anxiety hit shares

Trading across Asia weakened overnight following the Barcelona terror assault.

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UK retail sales pick up in July

The Office of National Statistics claims July retail sales picked up 0.3% compared with June.

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Fed policymakers fret on US inflation

The dollar weakened overnight as US Federal Reserve minutes, released last night, detailed ongoing inflation nervousness

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Sterling slips on dollar strength

The pound dipped under $1.29 earlier to $1.2864 (3.55pm) while the euro was down to $1.1714.

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IMF warns on China’s “dangerous trajectory”

China’s credit growth is perilously overheated the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned

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Pound falls as UK price inflation loses pace

Sterling fell sharply earlier, down -0.83% to $1.2856 in part-response to July’s headline UK consumer price inflation figure of 2.6%.

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UK price inflation expected to surge

Much scrutiny will be directed at July’s Consumer Prices Inflation data this morning (9.30am).

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Markets rise on calls for US-Korean calm

Some recovery for stocks from the Korean nuclear tension thanks in part to sensible words from China’s Xi Jinping to Mr Trum

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Japan GDP surges 4% in Q2

Japan’s GDP expanded 4% in the last three months to June.

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US consumer price inflation underwhelms

US stocks sank after opening however the Dow steadied during trading with some weak-ish gains

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Kahneman & Tversky: the beginning of trading psychology

The fiery relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky sparked the development of trading psychology

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Asian sell-off continues overnight

Asian stocks continued to slide during the night with the South Korean Kospi down -1.92% at 2,314.52.

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Flight-to-safety pressure eases – for the moment

The US dollar crept higher against the euro, pound and Swiss franc today despite the North Korean missile stand-off.

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Ultimate List of Top 50 Cognitive Biases in Trading

Avoid these cognitive biases and improve your trading performance making your investment decision more objective and rational.

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Asian markets weaken on peninsular tensions

The North Korean goading continues with the Pyongyang regime supplying plans to rain missiles into the waters close to US territory Guam

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Stocks lurch on North Korean-US missile tensions

More North Korean warmongering and a lack of presidential Twitter restraint both helped global stocks turn south today:

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Ex chancellor: 'Alarm bells' for UK economy

Marking 10 years since the beginning of the global financial crisis ex UK chancellor Lord Darling says regulators must be “very” vigilant about the economy

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Pound slips below $1.30

Sterling was shoved below the psychologically important $1.30 water line today, down -0.54%.

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Dow Jones hits new record high

The Dow Jones last night notched up its straight ninth record close, hitting 22,118.42 points.

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