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How an Obama victory or defeat will affect US markets

As the battle for the US presidency continues, Joanna Shatney, head of US large cap equities at Schroders, discusses the impact on the US market if Obama wins or loses the election.

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All change for divorce settlements

The Law Commission has recently announced that it is to investigate and report on two key areas of financial provision on divorce that are in need of reform.

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There's more to Europe than the eurozone

It has been impossible to escape the eurozone crisis over the past year, but investors should remember that there is economic life in Europe beyond those companies in the single currency region.

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How to create long-term wealth

Things are not the same as they once were when making and saving money seemed easier. Also, the way we used to plan for retirement is an entirely different story now.

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The implications of the proposed inflation reforms

Last week, methodological reforms to correct long-standing deficiencies in the Retails Prices Index, RPIX (which is RPI excluding mortgage interest payments) and Consumer Prices Index inflation measures became a step

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How to disclose pension charges

The opening of the party conference season usually marks the opening of political hostilities after the summer break, so expect the disclosure of pension charges and costs to come back on the agenda.

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Can peer-to-peer finance survive a banking sector revival?

One of the consequences of the banking crisis has been a resurgence in growth for building societies and the emergence of alternative models, including peer-to-peer finance. This is hardly surprising.

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Outlook for inflation and the gold price

Prices on conventional US Treasury bonds have fallen in the wake of the third round of quantitative easing (QE3), with yields on the benchmark 10-year bond rising to over 1.8 per cent - the highest in four months and just two m

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Saving into a workplace pension really does make a difference

The downward trend in the active membership of workplace pension schemes here in the UK [just 8.2 million people actively contributed to a workplace pension in 2011, down from 8.3 million the previous year] wouldn't be quite so

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