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Strawberry’s aim is simple, to provide you with the tools to take control of your investments at an incredibly low cost.
Strawberry’s aim is simple, to provide you with the tools to take control of your investments at an incredibly low cost.

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Investment News: Bank of England holds rates, losing credibility having previously announced planning rate rises for May. US pulls out of the Iran deal destabilising the oil price, uncertainty reigns as sanctions will take 6 months to implement. Read how the FTSE rally is driven by a weak sterling and strong commodities https://www.strawberryinvest.com/bank-of-england-holds-rates/
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Investment News: UK unemployment at lowest levels since 1975, applying upward pressure on wages with growth in regular pay at 2.8%. Combined with a surprise drop in UK inflation, UK workers could see sharp increase in real wage growth. US retail sales came in stronger than expected, attributed to retail sales: https://www.strawberryinvest.com/uk-unemployment-1975-levels/
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Investment News: Middle East tensions continue to put upward pressure on the oil price as it hits the highest levels seen since 2013. Fears of further unbalance grow as price increases could encourage more production to come online. US inflation jumps in March, added to tightening job market pressure on the Fed to act increases https://www.strawberryinvest.com/oil-hits-3yr-high/
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Investment News: Potential for US China trade war creates further market volatility. While the prospect of real proxy war between US, Russia and Iran in Syria only adds to market woes. US job growth slows as average hourly earnings grew indicating the tightness of the labour market following through. As UK enters a new tax year, auto-enrolment pension contributions increased, impacting employees take home, but as the Government hopes, will improve saving prospects https://www.strawberryinvest.com/auto-enrolment-increases-to-directly-hit-peoples-pockets/
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Investment News: Potential for US China trade war creates further market volatility. While the prospect of real proxy war between US, Russia and Iran in Syria only adds to market woes. US job growth slows as average hourly earnings grew indicating the tightness of the labour market following through. As UK enters a new tax year, auto-enrolment pension contributions increased, impacting employees take home, but as the Government hopes, will improve saving prospects https://www.strawberryinvest.com/auto-enrolment-increases-to-directly-hit-peoples-pockets/
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Investment News: Sell off in the US driven by Donald Trumps comments on Amazon and fears regulation will sweep through the tech industry, the sector which has led since 2008. Read more about this and how Frances GDP was revised higher while the UK stayed the same https://www.strawberryinvest.com/4077-2/
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Investment News: President Trump spooked Investors last week with the announcement of further planned tariffs targeting China. UK employment showed a sharp increase in the period of November 2017 to January 2018. Employment now stands at highest level since 1971 and unemployment at the lowest since 1975. The Federal Reserve raised rates as expected, taking the opportunity to raise rates and unwind QE while US economy is still strong https://www.strawberryinvest.com/trade-war-fears-spook-markets/
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Investment News: Term limits for Presidents removed in vote by China's National People's Congress paving way for President Xi to extend rule indefinitely. US non-farm payrolls greatly surpassed expectations adding 313 thousand jobs in February, this new received well by financial markets. Historic North Korea talks between the US and North Korea are seen as a positive step, but with two volatile personalities meetings, volatility is high. https://www.strawberryinvest.com/president-xi-extends-rule-indefinitely/
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Investment News:Trump sends shock waves through markets as the prospect of trade wars loom as he threatens tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Comcast gazumps 20th Century Fox in the bid for ownership of British broadcaster Sky. REad more here http://ow.ly/9Afy30iKXhp
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Investment News: UK consumer spending growth disappoints expectations, with the UK economy's reliance on consumption this could impact GDP. French unemployment rapidly fell in the 3 months to December to 8.9, it's lowest since 2009. With employers reporting worker shortages, the challenge for the french Government maybe in retraining unemployed. Read more on this and the good news of rebounding stocks here - https://www.strawberryinvest.com/uk-consumer-spending-lower-expected/
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