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Income vs. accumulation units

Your choice of share class could affect your overall return.

Most open-ended investment companies (OEICs) and unit trusts are available in both income and accumulation...

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 13:33

Post pandemic rebound of £15.2 billion for FTSE 100 dividends

The FTSE 100 is currently expected to yield 3.7% in 2021, helped by the first year of dividend growth since 2018. The index’s total dividend...

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 11:34

AJ Bell Global Growth fund – 3 Year Anniversary

‘Buying the portfolio of the future, today’. That’s how we described an investment in the Global Growth fund, back when we launched it in June...

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 12:41

Why it is too early to say the inflation trade is over

The Federal Reserve’s allegedly hawkish tilt at its June policy meeting and insistence that the current inflationary spike is ‘transitory’ is giving markets pause for...

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 08:58

Most popular and best performing investments of H1 2021

So far 2021 has been a positive year for equity markets, but the Footsie is still playing second fiddle to the US stock market despite...

Mon, 05/07/2021 - 10:48

What now for the travel sector?

Summer 2021 was supposed to bring salvation for the UK travel sector as lockdowns were lifted and arms were jabbed. Instead it has brought more...

Tue, 29/06/2021 - 10:06

How mooted pension tax relief reform plans could hit savers

Recent press reports suggest the Treasury is eyeing cuts to pension tax incentives to help pay the cost of COVID. Reforms said to be under...

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 17:31

Liontrust IPO puts investment trusts in the ESG spotlight

A couple of high profile investment trust launches failed to get off the ground last year, but Liontrust has a few aces up its...

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 17:15

Fund added to the AJ Bell Favourite funds list – Lightman European fund

What is the AJ Bell Favourite funds list?

The AJ Bell Favourite funds list is designed to lighten your research load. There are thousands...

Thu, 17/06/2021 - 14:27

Cevian looks to shake up Aviva’s cash return plans

Aviva’s chief executive Amanda Blanc may be feeling a bit miffed that Cevian is calling for change at the life insurance giant, especially as...

Wed, 09/06/2021 - 13:49

Inflation is back…but what could it mean for people’s retirement incomes?

It’s been a long time since the spectre of inflation has loomed quite as large as it does today.

CPI has doubled in the...

Fri, 28/05/2021 - 10:01

Royal Mail looking to send Renishaw back to FTSE 250 in latest quarterly index reshuffle

The latest FTSE 100 reshuffle, the results of which are due to be announced after the close on Wednesday 2 June, could be relatively quiet...

Wed, 26/05/2021 - 16:42

Why stock markets are worried about inflation

Even a reading of 1.5% inflation in the UK’s consumer price index is giving stock markets the jitters, although that it still a very, very,...

Thu, 20/05/2021 - 13:22

How to shelter investments from an inflation storm

The latest US inflation figures for April are worrying, though we need to bear in mind that April 2020 was a weird month, where the...

Thu, 13/05/2021 - 17:37

Queen’s Speech: What will the Government’s financial services priorities be in 2021 and beyond?

The vast health and economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic will inevitably be at the heart of the Queen’s Speech next week. However, there...

Tue, 11/05/2021 - 10:18