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Chancellor to give pre-Budget report on November 24

The Chancellor Alistair Darling is to deliver his pre-Budget report on Monday 24 November.

The Government is widely expected to unveil tax cuts and it may also launch a co-ordinated crackdown on Qrops.


Mott reacts to rate cut decision

Imagine the hypothetical Smith family sitting at home in their 3 bedroom house in middle En`gland. They had a 70 per cent mortgage on their home a year ago but house price collapses of the past year have eroded much of this cushion. Unfortunately, their existing fixed rate deal came to an end this summer. They received a letter from their lender which politely suggested they look elsewhere for a new mortgage as the new rate they could offer the Smiths had increased dramatically.

Rebalancing act

I have been told that I need to periodically rebalance my portfolio. Please explain this and indicate how frequently I should carry it out.

Is volatility dead? No, sell credit

There are several arguments that one could currently make for why credit markets look unattractive. These include signals that the US economy is in late cycle, the fact that corporate leverage has been increasing (with 2016 setting a record for the amount of global bond issuance), and that US high-yield default rates have risen considerably […]


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