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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Pound falls on May’s Florence address

Investors were not much impressed with Theresa May’s crucial Italian speech, designed to re-boot Brexit negotiations

Adrian Holliday15:48, 22 September 2017
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Markets drink in the end of cheap money

On the surface markets were little changed following the Fed’s policy announcement – balance sheet tapering, finally, plus multiple interest rate climbs inked into the diary.

Adrian Holliday15:38, 21 September 2017
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Dollar lifts on US stimulus retreat

In a widely anticipated shift US Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen yesterday confirmed the removal of economic stimulus it has poured into the American economy

Adrian Holliday06:41, 21 September 2017
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Yellen poised to hit the unwind button tonight

Will the US Fed announce The Big Unwind this evening? Stock market trading was marked by small skirmishes today at best as investors await the judgement of Janet Yellen

Adrian Holliday15:44, 20 September 2017
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US stocks hit all-time high

At close to 4pm the Dow Jones was well past the 22,300 threshold at 22,335, up +0.30% while the S&P500 slid over the 2,500 barrier to 2,506.

Adrian Holliday15:47, 18 September 2017
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Nikkei 225 shrugs off North Korean goading

Despite North Korea dispatching another ballistic missile over Japan and threatening to send it “into the sea” markets kept their cool.

Adrian Holliday06:46, 15 September 2017
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Will Carney shock markets with a midday rate hike?

A tighter jobs market, soaring inflation (at 2.9% well above target) and rising personal debt

Adrian Holliday06:08, 14 September 2017
Oil prices surge as US reserves fall

The main commodity news was oil, up more than +2% after more evidence from the International Energy Agency that global crude production was stuttering

Adrian Holliday20:02, 13 September 2017
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iPhone X fails to move Apple’s share price

Despite the hype of augmented reality and facial recognition Apple’s new £999 X iPhone (basic version) failed to lift Apple’s share price yesterday.

Adrian Holliday06:14, 13 September 2017
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Should you sink your teeth into FAANG stock trades?

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google make up more than 25% of America’s benchmark S&P 500 index gains this year.

Adrian Holliday16:40, 12 September 2017
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Japanese stocks surge as risk returns

Asian stocks continued to rise during Tuesday as investors piled back into risk

Adrian Holliday06:33, 12 September 2017
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Sterling surges to $1.32 as Brexit bill nears midnight vote

Despite increased demand for the US dollar earlier the pound hit $1.32 earlier today.

Adrian Holliday15:35, 11 September 2017
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Nikkei 225 soars as Korean anxiety eases

Helped by a weaker yen and a lack of fresh North Korean threats to worry about the Japanese Nikkei 225 bounced back on Monday

Adrian Holliday06:25, 11 September 2017
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Dollar-yen pair hits 10-month low

The Japanese yen moved to a 10-month high overnight as risk appetite lowered and safe-haven appetite increased

Adrian Holliday06:37, 8 September 2017
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Pound and euro lift on ECB guidance

European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi delivered a bland and most featureless offering to investors with monetary policy unchanged earlier.

Adrian Holliday15:39, 7 September 2017

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