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Ideas Farm: Passive saturation?

Farm of Ideas: Passive saturation? – Chronicle of investors

Models failed to reveal the influence of liabilities on the market (But no one seemed to notice…) Lots of idea-generating content It turns out that passive investors hold a lot more share of the stock market than previously thought. This is according to a recent paper titled “Passive Ownership Share Is Twice What You Think …

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WH Smith reinstates dividend

Markets Today: Positive Mood Continues After Inflation Print

Companies Redrow sales drop 23% Home builder Redrow (RDW) blamed a 23% drop in sales on “recent instability in financial markets”. In a trading update, the homebuilder said private revenue per outlet per week was £238,000 compared to £310,000 last year, in further sign of the impact of rising prices. interest rates on real estate …

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The Aim 100 2022: Part 2

Markets today: Bulls battle for control as China crushes reopening hopes

Companies Chinese restrictions hit Apple Apple (US: AAPL) says it has temporarily scaled back iPhone 14 production due to restrictions in China, leaving its Zhengzhou factory operating at “significantly reduced capacity”. Meta (US: META) expected to begin mass layoffs this week… where Elon is leading the rest will follow? Apparently Musk let some people go …

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The Aim 100 2022: Part 2

Markets Today: European Stocks Rise Ahead of NFP, China Reopening Abounds

Companies Sizewell C under review The UK government has placed the massive Sizewell C nuclear power station under review, according to reports. The huge project, which was expected to generate 3.2 gigawatts of electricity, has faced years of planning wrangling and is already expected to cost significantly more than its original £20billion budget. A government …

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Today's Markets: Meta wreckage, Shell beats, ECB up ahead

Markets Today: Meta Sinking, Shell Beating, ECB Leading

Companies Lloyds hit by impairment charges The third quarter banking reporting season took a national turn with Lloyds Bank (LLOY) giving early warning signs of the state of the UK economy. Operationally, the bank is doing well with net interest margins now forecast at over 2.90% for the year thanks to rising interest rates and …

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Today's Markets: Earnings wobble, Fed pivot hopes misplaced?

Markets today: Earnings falter, Fed pivot hopes misplaced?

Companies Concerns rise over digital advertising as economic outlook deteriorates The morning news round was dominated by the revelation that Google’s parent company Alphabet (US: GOOGL) posted third-quarter revenue of $69 billion, up 6% year-on-year but below analysts’ estimates of $70.9 billion. It’s not a disaster on the face of it, but the main issue …

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