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Investing in emerging markets – is it worth the risk?

The MSCI All Country World Index, a performance benchmark for the global stock market, includes a 12% chunk called ‘emerging countries’.

Though there’s no...

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 11:14


Inflation soars but what items have risen the most (and least) this year?

Inflation has soared to a 10-year high and everyone is feeling the pinch, whether it’s in their weekly shop, their energy bills or when they’re...

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 13:47


Britcoin could spell higher mortgage rates and a bank run

Britcoin could cause widespread disruption in the banking sector if it is introduced, as well as increasing the chance of a run on commercial banks...

Fri, 12/11/2021 - 11:25


Unilever’s share price weakness presents Marmite Moment for investors

As Unilever shares wallow at a historically low valuation, AJ Bell’s Head of Investment Analysis, Laith Khalaf, examines the bull and bear case for...

Fri, 12/11/2021 - 11:15


Interest rate rise looms: 5 ways to beat the hike

The Bank of England could raise rates this week and banks and mortgage companies have already been quick to pass on increases to customers, even...

Wed, 03/11/2021 - 13:37


How to beat Sunak’s £47 billion stealth tax raid

“A growing economy and inflationary pressures have turbo charged the tax revenues the Chancellor is now expecting to harvest from freezing tax thresholds, which he...

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 09:30


Junior ISA turns 10 – what could you have made and where are parents investing?

As the Junior ISA approaches its tenth anniversary on 1 November, Laura Suter, Head of Personal Finance at AJ Bell, looks at how much...

Wed, 27/10/2021 - 17:08


Prosecco budget delivers cheer for pub groups and housebuilders

This was a Budget for lower paid workers, drivers and boozers, with a large increase in spending on public services. In many ways it was...

Wed, 27/10/2021 - 16:07


New to investing? Here are some tips to get you started

For beginners, the world of investing can be a daunting place – from deciding which funds to pick to simply deciphering the jargon.

But it’s important...

Thu, 21/10/2021 - 16:29


Are we getting an interest rate rise for Christmas?

The market is now expecting an interest rate hike by Christmas, largely thanks to the inflationary pressures which will inevitably follow the energy crisis, and...

Wed, 20/10/2021 - 14:01


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...

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 13:33


FTSE 100 dividends in touching distance of pre-pandemic peak

The FTSE 100 is currently expected to yield 4.1% in 2021, helped by the first year of dividend growth since 2018. The index’s total dividend...

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 13:31


Sustainable investment trends - performance, flows and greenwashing

There’s no doubting the strength of the sustainable investment tide, as last year responsible funds accounted for around a third of overall industry sales. This...

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 12:52


Muted market response to iPhone 13 is the rule, not the exception

Apple’s shares didn’t do much at all in response to boss Tim Cook’s launch of iPhone 13 and updated versions of its Watch and...

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 14:24


Tax and cost worries weigh on Barratt shares

Perhaps it is down to concerns over the expiry of the stamp duty tax break in October, or worries over an increasing reliance on Help-to-Buy,...

Fri, 03/09/2021 - 11:32


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