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The difference between CPI and RPI inflation – and why it matters
Inflation

The difference between CPI and RPI inflation – and why it matters

The consumer price index (CPI) and retail price index (RPI) are both important indicators of inflation. But what is the difference and why do they mat…
14 Nov 2022
Are Lifetime Isas still worth it?
Lifetime ISAs

Are Lifetime Isas still worth it?

Despite house prices surging over the past few years, the property price cap for first-time buyers using a Lifetime Isa remains at £450,000. Is it wor…
10 Nov 2022
Hold on to your oil and gas stocks
Energy stocks

Hold on to your oil and gas stocks

Oil and gas stocks have done very well in the last few months. But they’ve got a long way to run yet, says Dominic Frisby.
10 Nov 2022
UK recession: what does the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecast mean for you?
UK Economy

UK recession: what does the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecast mean for you?

The Bank of England is forecasting a lengthy recession over the next two years. Rupert Hargreaves explains what this could mean for you.
4 Nov 2022
Why there is still life in the energy bull market
Energy

Why there is still life in the energy bull market

A green power initiative on the Galapagos Islands demonstrates how the renewable energy transition will need to be supported by fossil fuels for some …
4 Nov 2022
Can I cash my pension in early?
Pensions

Can I cash my pension in early?

The rising cost of living might make you wonder if it's worth cashing your pension in early, but that might not be a good idea.
28 Oct 2022
Is Rishi richer than the King? How much is Rishi Sunak worth?
UK Economy

Is Rishi richer than the King? How much is Rishi Sunak worth?

Rishi Sunak is the UK’s richest prime minister and the only prime minister in history to be wealthier than the ruling monarch, King Charles III.
28 Oct 2022
Rishi Sunak's £50bn problem - why taxes could go up
Personal finance

Rishi Sunak's £50bn problem - why taxes could go up

New PM Rishi Sunak is facing the daunting task of sorting out the UK economy. Here we look at what his appointment could mean for your money.
28 Oct 2022
What is the pension lifetime allowance?
Pensions

What is the pension lifetime allowance?

If you have been saving into your pension for some time now you may have heard the term "lifetime allowance". Here's what that means.
28 Oct 2022
Isas vs savings accounts: what’s the best home for your cash savings?
Savings

Isas vs savings accounts: what’s the best home for your cash savings?

Rising interest rates on savings accounts mean more savers may be subject to tax on the interest earned. Does that mean an Isa is a better option?
27 Oct 2022
How to navigate the rapidly changing investment landscape
Investments

How to navigate the rapidly changing investment landscape

The investment landscape has changed dramatically over the past year. Here’s how investors can profit.
26 Oct 2022
Natural gas prices drop: is this good news for your energy bills?
Energy

Natural gas prices drop: is this good news for your energy bills?

Natural gas prices have dropped over the past couple of weeks, but this is unlikely to filter through to consumers and businesses until 2024.
25 Oct 2022
Is it a good time to buy physical gold?
Gold

Is it a good time to buy physical gold?

The gold price remains depressed, but demand for physical gold has never been higher. Dominic Frisby explains whether now is a good time to buy physic…
25 Oct 2022
Crash? What crash?
Sponsored

Crash? What crash?

October is often said to be a month of stockmarket crashes. But that's not true for this year, says Max King. A host of positive triggers are lining u…
25 Oct 2022
Low-risk portfolio investors suffer highest losses
Investments

Low-risk portfolio investors suffer highest losses

DIY Investors who bought into a low-risk, ready-made portfolio have seen higher losses than those invested in higher-risk strategies, new data reveals…
24 Oct 2022
What are Gilts and why should you care about them?
Government bonds

What are Gilts and why should you care about them?

Gilts have been in the news a lot recently, but not everyone understands why these assets are so vital to the UK economy.
24 Oct 2022
The strong dollar leaves UK property looking cheap
Property

The strong dollar leaves UK property looking cheap

UK property looks cheap for international investors, says Dominic Frisby.
21 Oct 2022
Is electricity cheaper at night?
Personal finance

Is electricity cheaper at night?

If you have an Economy 7 meter you could cut your bills by running appliances while you sleep, as they make electricity cheaper at night. But there ar…
21 Oct 2022
What’s next for the UK housing market?
Property

What’s next for the UK housing market?

The UK housing market enjoyed a prolonged boom, but rising interest rates have pushed mortgage rates up to levels not seen since the 2008 financial cr…
21 Oct 2022
The US stock market – should you put more into the S&P 500?
US stockmarkets

The US stock market – should you put more into the S&P 500?

Everything went right for the US stock market in the past decade. It will be hard to repeat that as interest rates rise. We look at how attractive the…
20 Oct 2022
What next for stocks as bonds crash?
Stockmarkets

What next for stocks as bonds crash?

Despite the slump in prices, UK government bonds remain too expensive. Stocks are much better value, says Max King.
20 Oct 2022
What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?
Budget

What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?

After dismantling most of the mini-Budget in a series of U-turns, Jeremy Hunt will reveal the rest of his “medium-term fiscal plan” on Halloween. We l…
19 Oct 2022
What higher interest rates could mean for stocks
Stockmarkets

What higher interest rates could mean for stocks

With interest rates rising rapidly around the world, the outlook for equities is becoming more and more uncertain – but what will higher interest rate…
14 Oct 2022
The “plan for growth”: what Truss and Kwarteng got right
UK Economy

The “plan for growth”: what Truss and Kwarteng got right

The Tories’ “plan for growth” has got off to a bad start, but their reforms can still transform Britain
8 Oct 2022