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Weekly Talking Points - Fed ready to pause, skip or hike?

Our round-up of what to expect in the coming week and the key events of last week. The regular Spotlight feature looks at the FTSE 250. The index usually rises the year after a negative return year, but two exceptions stand out. Two down years were seen after the 'dot-com' bubble burst, and during the global financial crisis. A bounce this year, or another -20% fall? We lean to a positive year, but... Our Review section looks at the US employment report, gold and the BNKS ETF. To read more please subscribe.

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