Share buybacks are set to soar – but they differ from dividends in ways that aren’t always good for shareholders.
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Isas are marvellous – apart from one thing. Pass them on to your heirs and they’ll pay inheritance tax. But there is a way around this, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Beware of private-equity funds bearing expertise, says John Stepek. What they really bring is a crippling debt burden.
Warren Buffett released the latest letter from his investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, at the weekend. John Stepek looks at what advice the Sage of Omaha has for investors.
Beating the market is about choosing the right fund managers – and timing. Both are tricky, says John Stepek. You might be better sticking with a tracker.
The merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life was supposed to create a “formidable player” on the global money-management stage. Things are not going well. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what investors can learn from the mess.
Using leverage – borrowed money – to bet on equities looks like a bad idea right now. But there is one asset that might be worth a carefully considered punt.