How our tips fared in 2013

Phil Oakley looks at where we got it right, were too cautious, or just downright wrong.

It’s been a pretty good year for the stock market. With interest rates staying low, money-printing by central banks continuing, and lots of companies still growing their profits, the stock-market bulls have continued to hold the upper hand over the pessimists.

In Britain the FTSE 250 has again done much better than the FTSE 100 in price terms. As of 20 December the mid-cap index had gone up by 26.3%, compared with just 11.6% for the index [...]

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