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Who’s not using an ISA but almost certainly should be?

The number of ISAs opened has fallen consistently for the past six years, with 300,000 fewer accounts subscribed to in 2017-18 than...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 11:22


6 tips to boost your ISA savings

As the tax-year-end looms and people are thinking about last-minute planning for their ISA, here are 6 quick steps to make the most of your...

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:22


Short-sellers may be on to something in the UK (but they are getting stomped in the US)

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Not everyone approves of the practice of short-selling but supporters will point to the diligent research involved, the risk posed by the...

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 15:40


Share buybacks prove useless as Apple shares get crushed after profit warning

Apple frightened investors back in November when boss Tim Cook announced the firm would no longer disclose unit sales figures for iPhones, iPads and iMacs...

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 14:44


World Investment Outlook - Chapter one: UK

The FTSE All-Share trades within barely 10% of an all-time high that it set in Spring 2018 but investors might not guess as much, given...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:48


World Investment Outlook - Chapter two: USA

Like him or loathe him, markets are having to listen to President Trump and keep an eye on his Twitter account for good measure (even...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:47


World Investment Outlook – Chapter three: Japan

The dream lives on, at least for Prime Minister (PM) Shinzō Abe. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be but a taster for the Liberal...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:46


World Investment Outlook – Chapter four: Asia

It could be argued that the Asian baby was rather thrown out with the Turkish bathwater in 2018, as a stronger dollar, weaker commodity prices...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:42


World Investment Outlook – Chapter five: Western Europe

Since 2012, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has done “whatever it takes” to keep the euro and the Eurozone’s economy on the road...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:36


World Investment Outlook – Chapter six: Emerging Markets

The themes which dominated in 2018 – key elections, the direction of the dollar, commodity prices and trade talks with America – are all likely...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:35


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