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U.S. Jobs Data Beats Expectations

  • Written by Gary Howes

Unemployment claims

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose by its smallest amount since onset of the coronacrisis in March according to new data, although the figure remained above the 1 million mark.

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Investors Warned to Prepare for Biden Presidency

  • Written by Paul Craig, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors

Biden campaign speech

Quilter Investors believes it is prudent risk management for investors to begin to prepare for a Democratic victory in November.

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Gold Price Needs U.S. Economy to Fend Off 'Deflation' for New Record Highs to Keep Rolling In

  • Written by James Skinner

Gold futures prices have clocked up repeated new record highs of late amid a downturn in the Dollar and uncertainty about the global recovery, although the rally needs the U.S. economy to fend off the spectre of 'deflation' more than anything else if it's to endure. 

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Retail Sales Surge Followed by Rallying PMIs as Poorly UK Overtakes Eurozone in Coronavirus Recovery

  • Written by James Skinner

UK retail sales surged in June while IHS Markit PMI surveys suggested that manufacturing and services companies operating in the troubled UK economy pulled ahead of the Eurozone rivals in July, although economists have cautioned that the retail data likely overstates the broader economic recovery.  

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Spanish Mortgage Specialists Mortgage Direct Secure Spanish Licence

Mortgage Direct - a Spanish mortgage broker specialising in the provision of mortgages for expats - have confirmed they have secured their Spanish license.