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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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UK economy confidence slips to four-year low

New data from the Centre for Economics and Business Research does not flatter the UK economy

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Fed Reserve divided on rate direction

There was no clear answer from the US Federal Reserve on the direction of US interest rates last night.

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Bank of England set to warn on UK debt levels

The Bank of England’s bi-annual stability report emerges from Threadneedle Street this morning, 11am.

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A volatile market - how to read the ‘fear gauges’

Trading and investing in stocks means being clear-eyed about risk.

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Forex Scalping – a beginner’s guide

Scalping is a subset of day trading. Forex scalping is taking advantage of mini currency movements for profit. These small trades are measured in ‘pips’ (more on pips later). A session may last a few seconds. Or a few minutes.

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Financial instruments explained in simple terms

There’s lot of specialist language in the financial markets: indices, IPOs, forex, bonds and annuities, for example. Here, we bust some of the jargon. Stay with it – it’s easier than you might think.

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Tesco like-for-like sales gain momentum

The big headline news this morning is Tesco. First quarter sales growth beat market expectations thanks in part to more demand from fresh food.

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Using GDP as a check-up on the UK’s financial health

A headline gross domestic product (GDP) gives a reading of basic economic health – or sickness. But you need to press and prod in the right places to get a full picture of what’s working and what’s failing.

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Nine reasons why deflation is a central bank nightmare

Deflation fires off a tonne of things central bankers don’t want in a grown-up economy

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Japanese shares fall 1% on European and UK risk

Japan’s Nikkei is down 1% on fragile trading. The Nikkei 225 dipped under 20,000 to 19,979.90 as uncertainty around the UK election and a looming ECB meeting rose.

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Pound lifts above $1.29

Stock markets were broadly flat today despite the terror attack in London at the weekend. But the pound has gained as UK election polls increasingly point to a sizeable Conservative election win.

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Oil surges as Arab nations sever Qatar ties

Oil prices have surged after the decision by several Arab countries – Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.

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Global stocks surge despite weaker US jobs numbers

Poorer than expected US Nonfarm Payroll numbers saw the euro climb against the dollar to new annual highs – $1.273 at 4pm today – approaching 1.1300 levels. The British pound slipped -0.05% to $1.2873.

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Cross currency pairs: forex trading without US dollars

Cross currencies are currency ‘pairs’ that omit the US dollar - the bulk of global exchange rate transactions involve the US currency or ‘greenback’. Cross currencies are where other currencies are allowed to be the dealmaker.

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Slipping inventories lift oil prices

Barclays analysts have claimed that the US dollar’s rally is more or less over, unless President Trump can come through with a solid fiscal boost.

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