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Is the latest sell-off history repeating itself, and if so what can we expect next?

They say that history doesn’t repeat, but it certainly rhymes because this year’s large market sell-off has seen most sectors perform bang in line with their performance in previous sharp sell-offs. As we previously explained, the past decade has seen three sharp in declines in stocks – in mid-2011, mid-2015 and the final quarter of 2018 – which all happened for different reasons but ...

Market Report: Merlin pressure rises as activist calls for action, Serco jumps on naval acquisition

UK stocks are in sharp reverse in early trade on Thursday as growing tensions between the US and China, and doubts over Theresa May's government leadership because of Brexit continue to gnaw away at investor confidence. The benchmark FTSE 100 slumps more than 80 points, or roughly 1.2%, to 7,247.66, although a swathe of companies going ex-dividend today (when new shareholders lose the right to ...
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