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4 in 10 retirees alter pension withdrawals as inflation surges and recession looms

Four-in-ten retirees drawing an income from their private pension are changing the amount of money they take from their pot in response to the double...

Thu, 11/08/2022 - 15:46


How to invest through a recession

The Bank of England is now forecasting a long UK recession, beginning at the end of this end of this year, which is expected to...

Thu, 11/08/2022 - 15:05


BP's bumper profits and a buyback bonanza for the FTSE 100

The debate over the rights and wrongs of BP’s bumper profits will run and run but, from the narrow perspective of investment, the oil...

Thu, 04/08/2022 - 16:22


HSBC ends reporting season for Big Five FTSE 100 banks in style

The combination of rising interest rates - and therefore improving net interest margins – alongside cost control and low expectations means that HSBC’s second-quarter...

Wed, 03/08/2022 - 16:28


Unilever's brand power helps it push through hefty price rises to consumers

Companies with strong brands are often seen by investors as a good hedge against inflation, because those brands command customer loyalty and sticky customers are...

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 10:12


Walmart issues profit warning as it suffers from inflation, excess stock and pressure on consumer spending

When one of the world’s largest retailers dishes out a profit warning, investors really need to pay attention and Monday’s trading alert from Walmart...

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 17:02


FTSE 100 firms on track to pay £85bn in dividends & could surpass record set in 2018

The FTSE 100 is now expected to yield 4.2% in 2022, thanks to the combination of share price falls and increases in dividend forecasts. The...

Fri, 22/07/2022 - 17:21


Inflation leap paves the way for accelerated interest rate rise

Another larger-than-expected increase in inflation is turning up the heat on the UK’s economy – and on the spending power of the nation. It could...

Thu, 21/07/2022 - 10:03


Cost of living payments start with pensioners urged to check their eligibility for more support

More than 8 million households will get the first of the latest tranche of cost of living support from 14 July, with £326 hitting people’s...

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 11:03


A change of Chancellor and what history tells us about their influence on markets

The outgoing Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, may wish he’d been dealt a better hand. Brexit, covid-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine all meant that global...

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 12:30


Best and worst performing funds, shares and sectors for H1 2022

The most notable thing about DIY investors’ behaviour in the last six months is their readiness to buy the market dip using tracker funds. Investors...

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 09:49


How the stock market responds to a change of Prime Minister mid-term

In the end Boris Johnson should - just - outlast Theresa May’s stint as Prime Minister, but financial markets are now wondering who will come...

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 14:19


National Insurance is cut next week, but most of us are still paying more tax

From 6 July millions of people will see their National Insurance bills cut, as the threshold at which people start paying the tax is raised...

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:58


Hunting shares get drilled even as firm predicts return to the black

A blossoming order book, an upturn in business in the USA and management’s forecast of a return to a net profit in 2022 are not...

Thu, 30/06/2022 - 17:31


New report sheds light on the impact of state pension age increases

For those on very low incomes, increasing the state pension age by just a year can be enough to push people serious financial turmoil new...

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 15:33


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