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Meteor Asset Management – FTSE 100 Income Deposit Plan 4

Meteor Asset Management – FTSE 100 Income Deposit Plan 4

Type: Structured deposit

Aim: Income linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £5,340

Term: Six years and two weeks

Return: 1.5% income a quarter or 8% income a year provided the index closes above 4,250 points or below 7,250 points at the quarterly observation periods during the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: December 20, 2011 for bank transfers, December 15, 2011 for cheques, December 8, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7904 1010


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Value remains within European equities

By Rob Burnett, Neptune European Opportunities Fund

In recent months, investors have become more pessimistic about both the European and the US economic outlook and yet stockmarkets have pushed on to new highs. Some would argue that this is a worrying divergence. We would take the opposite view. This appears to be classic bull market behaviour. A wall of worry has been rebuilt, and stockmarket resilience should be taken as a sign of strength. The market is discounting an improving economic outlook ahead, particularly in the south of Europe.


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