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First Child Trust Funds come of age – what are the options for those turning 18?

From September 2020, anyone celebrating their 18th birthday could get a bonus birthday present as the first tranche of child trust funds mature. Child Trust...

Thu, 08/10/2020 - 14:11


Banks struggle to persuade investors (and regulators) that better times lie ahead

The release of third-quarter results from US Main Street banks JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup on Tuesday 13th October and then Bank...

Wed, 07/10/2020 - 16:06


Picture darkens at Cineworld as pandemic punctures film release schedules again

Cineworld’s annual report for 2018 described that year as ‘transformative’ for the group, thanks to the £2.3 billion acquisition of US cinema owner...

Mon, 05/10/2020 - 13:25


Woodford investors left hanging until mid to late 2021

The latest update from Link does little to ease the pain for embattled investors stuck in the Woodford Equity Income fund with the news that...

Wed, 30/09/2020 - 17:04


Presidential debate revives bad memories of hanging chads and sliding markets

With Joe Biden leading in the polls, President Trump seems determined to take to heart Dylan Thomas’ cry ‘Do not go gentle into that good...

Wed, 30/09/2020 - 16:25


Two in five UK adults have been targeted by a scam or fraud during lockdown

The financial uncertainty created by the Covid-19 crisis is like blood in the water for scammers, with a huge proportion of the UK population believing...

Tue, 29/09/2020 - 13:21


The most purchased investments since the market low and how they have performed

Many DIY investors saw the March stock market crash as an opportunity to adjust their portfolios. We saw huge trading volumes in the early part...

Tue, 29/09/2020 - 12:33


Rishi Sunak unveils new COVID-19 support package as 2020 Budget is shelved

While the Chancellor had previously made clear the furlough scheme could not continue on the never-never, removing all support just as the UK enters a...

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 17:36


Rising dollar dulls the appeal of gold

Gold bugs may be getting nervous that they are about to be squashed by a rising dollar, as the precious metal’s price is now trading...

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 16:56


AJ Bell Favourite funds list – TM Crux European Special Situations fund removed

We’ve removed TM Crux European Special Situations.

What is the AJ Bell Favourite funds list?

The AJ Bell Favourite funds list is designed to lighten...

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 11:45


Six months of lockdown - women more likely to be financially worse off than men

It is staggering that we have been living in the surreal world of full or partial lockdown for half a year now. Shutting down large...

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 09:56


Central bank policy pummels banking stocks (again)

HSBC, Standard Chartered, Barclays and NatWest are all toward the bottom of the performance list in the FTSE 100 in early...

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 16:00


Why has the UK stock market done so badly since the 2016 Brexit vote?

Whatever their views on the political, economic and social rights or wrongs of Brexit, and whatever their views on the Government’s latest negotiating tactics and...

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 17:05


What could make ‘value’ stocks finally outperform tech and ‘growth’ once more?

Warren Buffett once noted that ‘A pack of lemmings looks like a bunch of rugged industrialists compared with Wall Street when it gets a concept...

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:00


Barratt makes sure its balance sheet stays as safe as houses

Barratt’s confirmation of its decision of 6 July to cancel both its planned second-half and special dividends for fiscal 2020, saving some £375 million...

Wed, 02/09/2020 - 15:20


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