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■ All you need to know about investing in the past seven days: what's rising, what's falling and what’s making the headlines.
■ Barclays targets costs - Chief executive Anthony Jenkins has revealed his plans to shed staff, cut costs and refocus on core markets.
■ Paragon launches retail bond - Paragon, the latest FTSE 250 company to launch a retail bond, tests the waters with an average sized issue.
■ E-Therapeutics raises £40m - eTherapeutics creates a buzz around its development programme.
■ API shelves sale idea - Failure to agree a takeover has wiped out API's bid premium and parts of the business are underperforming.
■ Inflation to stay above target - Inflation will remain above target, as the Bank of England tries to support economic recovery.
■ IC Confidence Index - even the sun couldn't boost confidence.
■ Drill watch - We profile the most exciting, high-impact exploration wells being drilled this month.
■ Expectations don't matter - For good or ill, a change in the inflation target might not affect inflation expectations.
■ Next week's economics - The euro area might be slowly pulling out of recession, but UK government borrowing remains huge, next week's figures could show.
Our columnists offer in-depth analysis and investment ideas:
■ The Editor: We shouldn't let the UK's economic potential be neutered by local pressure groups.
■ Simon Thompson: Our companies editor has uncovered a cash-rich small-cap in an earnings upgrade cycle offering a potential 50 per cent upside. Simon has also written the following online exclusives:
- A highly profitable arbitrage play: Our companies editor has uncovered a special arbitrage opportunity that other investors have yet to cotton on to.
- Seeking alpha among the housebuilders: Our companies editor is on a roll and offers compelling reasons why his successful housebuilder first-quarter trade has further to run.
- Chart breakout for a solid income play: Simon Thompson uncovers a lowly geared property company.
- Time to dial into profit: Our companies editor analyses the investment case for a supplier of wafer products to the semiconductor industry and is confident of significant share price upside in the months ahead.
- Buy the break-out: Our companies editor foresees an imminent share price break-out in a lowly geared property company trading on a massive discount to book value.
■ Chris Dillow: If you expect inflation to rise a lot, you should not own a lot of shares. Also see shares in retirement - the standard advice that retired people should own fewer shares than working ones is questionable, and might be wrong in many cases.
■ Property Matters: Landlords should make a virtue of shorter retail lease lengths.
■ Mr Bearbull: Are you a saver or an investor? It's important that you understand the difference.
■ Chronic Investor: Housebuilding offers a way to boost GDP.
Financial planning, tax and investment wisdom:
■ Reader Portfolio: Reduce cash to maximise retirement income.
■ Financial planning: What to do if you've been mis-sold an investment.
■ SmartMoney: Will the FSA see sense on VCTs and EISs?
SHARE TIPS OF THE WEEK:
■ Pressure on healthcare budgets will inevitably put this company under pressure, and there's no sign of a share buyback.
■ A Libor-related probe, weak trading and a jump well past "fair value" leave this broker's shares surrounded by uncertainty.
■ This steady operator has lots of appeal, including a good track record and rising profitability, and the chief executive isn't fazed by the one cloud on the horizon.
■ Recovery potential, predictions of a 50p special dividend and an unchallenging share rating make this computer services provider an alluring prospect.
FUND TIP OF THE WEEK:
■ We think this fund is a great volatility-reducing performer and an ideal blanket for cautious investors who've been scared off equity markets.
SHARE TIP UPDATES:
■ Fund news: Tracker funds on the rise.
■ Shares I love: Invesco Perpetual fund manager Mark Barnett explains why he has bought London Stock Exchange.
■ Interview: Mark Barnett talks about why he is more interested in dividend growth than high yields.
■ The big theme: Cautious funds for Isas.
■ Top 100 funds: S&W Gold & Resources finds gems in small caps.
■ ETFs: The numbers some ETFs don't want you to see.
■ Stock screen: Eleven cheap growth shares with momentum.
■ The lowdown on the latest company results:
■ Sector focus: Life assurers face sea of uncertainty.
■ Directors' dealings: Notable transactions at Halfords, Home Retail, Aberdeen Asset Management, plus a table of all boardroom share trades
■ Week ahead: A summary of key company announcements expected in the coming week.
■ Trading news: Triangle signals sterling plunge.
■ The Trader: Saddling up for gains.
The Trader, Dominic Picarda, publishes his outlook for ten major equity, currency and commodity markets on a daily basis. You can view his articles on his comment page, or sign up to The Trader's market outlook emails.