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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...

Sat, 21/08/2021 - 16:29

Five ways to take the markets’ temperature

The FTSE 100 continues to paddle very gently upwards, having reached an 18-month high in August, but the UK’s benchmark index still stands some 8%...

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:07

Persimmon plots its way to future growth

Some economists may be tempted to argue that the housing market is broken having gone through the cycle outlined by former US President Ronald Reagan,...

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:37

CPI to hit 4% - How can savers beat inflation

Inflation is now the biggest monster that both savers and investors have to tackle, with 4% being a very lofty hurdle to reach before you...

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 16:22

Trust added to the IT Select list – Securities Trust of Scotland

The AJ Bell Investment Trust Select list is designed to lighten your research load. There...

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 16:56

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