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Passive Favourite fund updates - May 2022

What is the AJ Bell Favourite funds list?

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

Fri, 20/05/2022 - 09:17

US margin debt falls again as investors’ appetite for risk recedes

According to the latest set of data from American market regulator FINRA, margin debt – the amount of money borrowed by either professional or...

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 14:00

KKR fires up a bid for power plant play ContourGlobal

Power utility ContourGlobal has hardly blown out the lights since its listing on the London Stock Exchange in November 2017 but a bid...

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 11:11

BP’s plans mean FTSE 100 share buybacks are on track to set new-all time high in 2022

The debate over BP’s bumper profits and the rights and wrongs of a windfall tax looks set to continue but the facts of the...

Wed, 11/05/2022 - 11:10

Why Wednesday’s post-Fed rally may have been a bear trap

When Jack Nicholson was playing The Joker in Tim Burton’s first Batman film in 1989, he was so well paid that he reportedly told a...

Fri, 06/05/2022 - 15:47

Five questions that Amazon must answer in its first-quarter results

Amazon’s fourth-quarter results for 2021 were weak, guidance for the first-quarter of 2022 was poor and the gambit of a stock split coupled with...

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 09:48

State pension increases by 3.1% …but soaring inflation means retirees will still feel the pinch

When is a pay rise not really a pay rise? When the cost of the things you buy are increasing by more than the extra...

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 10:59

How to navigate the ESG maze

The performance tide has turned against ESG funds of late, as growth stocks have floundered, and oil and gas companies have profited from rising energy...

Wed, 13/04/2022 - 17:18

FTSE 100 forecast to deliver a 5.4% total cash return in 2022

The FTSE 100’s total dividend pay-out is expected to reach £81.2 billion in 2022, compared to £78.5 billion in 2021, equating to a yield of...

Fri, 08/04/2022 - 17:54

The new tax year is here! Six essential checks for your investment portfolio

Lots of people rush to make investments and fill their ISA before the tax-year end. But now we’re in a new tax year, and there’s...

Thu, 07/04/2022 - 09:53

Lifetime ISA turns five: how one investor turned £12,000 into £215,000

The new tax year marks five years since the Lifetime ISA was launched, after George Osbourne’s surprise announcement just a year earlier that he was...

Tue, 05/04/2022 - 12:53

Help to Buy ISA savers missing out on free cash

Help to Buy ISA savers who have had their accounts for years could be missing out on free money towards their house deposit by not...

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 11:49

Early bird vs last minute ISA investors

Stocks and shares ISA savers can broadly be split into three groups – regular savers, early birds, and last minute investors. Right now, last minute...

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 16:44

Most popular investments for last minute ISAs

As we hurtle towards the end of the tax year, last minute ISA investors have been demonstrating their devotion to a global investment strategy. Of...

Wed, 30/03/2022 - 16:40

ISA performance since 1999 provides reassurance for investors today

There can’t have been many worse times to invest than when the ISA was first launched in 1999, just before the dot com crash prompted...

Fri, 25/03/2022 - 11:09