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The market sell-off in context

On Thursday 12 March, the FTSE 100 index fell by over 10% – the largest single-day move since the financial crisis of 1987. It is...

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 13:09

Why markets are fretting the Federal Reserve is running out of ammunition

The US Federal Reserve’s unscheduled half-point interest cut rate on 3 March provoked shock rather than awe as investors took fright that the American central...

Mon, 16/03/2020 - 14:03

The stock market winners and losers from Budget 2020

Looking at the array of policies and initiatives introduced today from the very narrow perspective of the stock market, investors initially seemed mildly impressed –...

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 16:46

Budget 2020: Dramatic increases to JISA allowance and annual allowance taper thresholds

The Budget brought some eye-catching announcements. Tom Selby, AJ Bell's Senior Analyst, and Laura Suter, AJ Bell's Personal Finance Analyst, pick out the key...

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 15:30

No panic selling – savvy investors are hunting bargains

While the market falls yesterday clearly sparked panic among some investors, AJ Bell customers held their nerve and instead went hunting for bargains. While we...

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 14:31

The personal finance announcements to look out for in next week’s Budget

New Chancellor, Rishi Sunak will make his first Budget announcement next Wednesday, 11 March. Laura Suter, personal finance analyst at AJ Bell and Tom Selby,...

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 17:12

Global airline stocks lose $41 billion of value in one month

As investors try to work out what could be the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak upon the global economy, corporate profits and...

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 12:17

5 tips to boost your ISA savings

As the tax-year-end nears, here are 5 quick steps to make the most of your ISA pot.

1. Work out what you’re saving for


Thu, 05/03/2020 - 09:16

How to generate a £50,000 Junior ISA to pay for university or a house deposit

The last thing most sleep-deprived new parents want to think about is starting a nest egg for their new addition, but if you find time...

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 13:22

ISA investing in the face of Coronavirus

A third day of gains for the FTSE 100 this week will be welcome relief for investors but the rebound only makes up a small...

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 12:23

AJ Bell funds asset allocation update

Each January, we review the asset allocation of the AJ Bell growth funds. This process sees us assess the expected returns and risks of the...

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 16:57

Four reasons for the pensions gap – and how to tackle them

The nation isn’t saving enough for their retirement, but women end up with pension pots lower than men – which can have a dramatic difference...

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:46

Worst week for UK stocks since global financial crisis and even gold is out of favour

It is official: last week was the worst week for the UK stock market since the global financial crisis. The FTSE 100 has dropped 11.1%...

Sun, 01/03/2020 - 09:40

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...

Wed, 26/02/2020 - 13:33

Self-employed pensions: Making retirement work for you

The UK is in the midst of an entrepreneurial boom. The level of self-employment surged from 3.8 million in 2008 to almost 5 million today,...

Wed, 26/02/2020 - 11:33