Adrian Holliday

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

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Domestic uncertainty weighs on pound

The FTSE 100 ended six points lower last night at 7,519.9 with miners all suffering: Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Glencore and Anglo American all saw 2%-plus declines.

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FTSE 100 soars to new high while oil retreats

The pound’s fragility once more helped FTSE 100 stocks higher earlier given the stock market’s rash of large companies that book overseas earnings in sterling.

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Sterling hit by new election poll

Sterling has tumbled -0.46% to $1.2798 (7am) under more UK election projection numbers.

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Amazon shares hit $1,000

Amazon shares hit the $1,000 mark earlier today. IAG shares. Hikma

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7 deadly forces that move stock prices fast and why

You will have seen the warning: the value of your investments may go down as well as up. It won’t always be possible to bail out before your positions turn south but at least when investing in stocks and shares there are portents that should set alarm bells ringing.

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6 top pros and cons of stock options

Giving staff stock options and, if offered them, choosing whether to accept them, may not be as straightforward as they at first seem. So, here’s some thoughts on when to grab stock options, what to avoid and how to benefit:

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IAG shares slump 3.5%

Many eyes will be on IAG’s share price this morning as investors assess the weekend’s IT catastrophe. IAG shares have already fallen heavily, knocking off more than £350m off the carrier’s market capitalisation.

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UK polls push sterling lower

Sterling continued to sell down hitting fresh lows in the sub -1.2800 region (4pm) as the Labour Party narrowed the election gap

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Pound falls on election jitters

Sterling fell overnight to $1.2874 as election and economic uncertainty trickled through.

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Oil crashes 1% on OPEC deal

Oil prices have tumbled more than 1% on an OPEC agreement that will not commit beyond a nine-month production cut.

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OPEC poised to decide on oil curbs

Much attention today on oil as the key Vienna OPEC meeting looms though some European markets are closed for Ascension Day.

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Manchester horror fails to dent stocks

Last night’s horror in Manchester failed to dent the FTSE 100 today – but only just. The Big Board ended Tuesday just 2.45 points up at 7,498.79 .

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Pound dips on Manchester terrorist atrocity

The suspected terrorist attack on Manchester concert-goers last night – killing 22 – saw the pound weaken overnight to 1.2984 as investors absorbed the political implications.

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Euro hits six-month high

Another strong day for the euro, going beyond 1.1200 earlier. Talk of an end to ECB stimulus is also helping power the euro’s gains

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Oil moves ahead on OPEC meeting

Oil prices are on the move – more climbs – again with OPEC members meeting in Vienna on Thursday

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