Beginner's Guides

Investing in the stock market can appear daunting to a beginner, but equities beat cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods.

 

Investment Strategy

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February 3, 2017 10:00

These styles take different approaches to achieving outperformance. We consider them and suggest relevant stock and fund ideas.

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June 28, 2016 14:24

When choosing a platform for your stocks and shares Isa, here are a few things to weigh up.

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January 16, 2017 11:25

Value investing requires an unusual degree of resolve, but remains a highly rewarding discipline for those who are able to stick with it.

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October 31, 2016 17:14

Cherry Reynard outlines some of the strategies and roles that exchange traded funds can play within a balanced portfolio.

Financial Planning

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March 15, 2017 11:14

Kyle Caldwell outlines five lesser-known tax planning practices that can help keep your finances under the taxman's radar.

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February 22, 2017 15:11

Setting up a lasting power of attorney to take decisions in the event of your declining health makes a lot of sense both financially and emotionally.

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February 21, 2017 14:38

The government is introducing the residence nil rate band, which will mean an extra £350,000 per couple is exempt from IHT by 2020.

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January 11, 2017 15:44

Here are five key questions to ask a wealth manager to establish whether you'll be a great financial match.