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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
Why it can pay to keep your investments in the family
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Why it can pay to keep your investments in the family

Family-run businesses make up a huge percentage of the UK’s private companies. Buy into a listed family firm, and you’re likely to net a healthy retur…
22 Jun 2020
Why Aim stocks are for stockpickers
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Why Aim stocks are for stockpickers

Aim, the UK’s market for growth stocks, has had a respectable five years, but returns are driven by a few winners.
21 Jun 2020
The US stockmarket is a bubble. So is it time to sell?
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The US stockmarket is a bubble. So is it time to sell?

The US stockmarket is overvalued and there are many better opportunities elsewhere. So should you dump your US stocks and go after them? John Stepek e…
19 Jun 2020
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How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio
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How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio

The outlook for markets is highly uncertain. This set of investments balances growth with protection in a crisis, says Cris Sholto Heaton
19 Jun 2020
ESG investing
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ESG investing

ESG stands for environmental, social and corporate governance, the areas in which good behaviour is particularly sought.
19 Jun 2020
BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets
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BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets

The oil giant has ditched its conspicuously bullish outlook and written down the value of its assets. Will it cut its dividend too? Matthew Partridge …
18 Jun 2020
What gold and other alternative assets have to offer investors
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What gold and other alternative assets have to offer investors

SPONSORED CONTENT – Tim West, managing director at Close Brothers, on the opportunities and risks of investing in gold.
18 Jun 2020
Will Covid-19 really change everything?
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Will Covid-19 really change everything?

SPONSORED CONTENT – The four most expensive words in English are said to be "this time it’s different"
17 Jun 2020
Great frauds in history: Nicholas Cosmo and the big gambles that turned sour
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Great frauds in history: Nicholas Cosmo and the big gambles that turned sour

Nicholas Cosmo conned 4,000 investors out of a total of $195m.
17 Jun 2020
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Believe it or not, this market is a “buy”
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Believe it or not, this market is a “buy”

With the world in the state it’s in and the market so volatile, buying stocks right now might go against all your instincts. But that’s just what you …
17 Jun 2020
How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes
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How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes

Using specialist investment trusts can extend your horizons to the parts of the investment world that general funds do not reach.
16 Jun 2020
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Watch out income investors – BP looks likely to cut its dividend in the near future
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Watch out income investors – BP looks likely to cut its dividend in the near future

Oil major BP is writing billions off the value of its assets as it struggles to adapt to the changing world. Unlike Shell, however, BP hasn’t yet cut …
15 Jun 2020
Jeremy Siegel: "pandemic played right into the hands of the FAANG stocks”
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Jeremy Siegel: "pandemic played right into the hands of the FAANG stocks”

Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance at Wharton, says the tech giants benefited from the closure of many physical businesses.
12 Jun 2020
What to look for in an active fund manager
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What to look for in an active fund manager

SPONSORED CONTENT – Chosen wisely, an active fund manager can add a great deal of value to your investment portfolio
12 Jun 2020
Don't forget what being a shareholder really means
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Don't forget what being a shareholder really means

Being a shareholder means you own a tiny bit of a company and are part of the UK’s vast and growing shareholder democracy.
12 Jun 2020
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Great frauds in history: Arthur Nadel’s day-trading scam
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Great frauds in history: Arthur Nadel’s day-trading scam

When failed lawyer Arthur Nadel's hedge fund collapsed, it claimed to have $350m in assets. But it had just $500,000 in the bank.
10 Jun 2020
Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly
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Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly

The FTSE 100 has been in decline for a long time, while small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed, says Max King. Will the blue-chips bounce back?
9 Jun 2020
We could be at a pivotal point in the growth/value cycle
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We could be at a pivotal point in the growth/value cycle

Growth stocks have been on an extraordinary run as central banks have inflated markets. But as economies shift from recession to growth, value will wi…
9 Jun 2020
Lessons for investors from the “go-go years”
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Lessons for investors from the “go-go years”

The fate of the Nifty Fifty stocks reminds should remind investors that it’s dangerous to pay too much for the certain winners of tomorrow.
8 Jun 2020
Michael Cembalest: investors should worry about Biden
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Michael Cembalest: investors should worry about Biden

Many people see Joe Biden as an "establishment" candidate for the US presidency. Perhaps they should look closer at his policies, says Michael Cembale…
5 Jun 2020
What the future of dividends means for investing
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What the future of dividends means for investing

SPONSORED CONTENT - Facing the new challenge for income investors.
5 Jun 2020
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Spread betting: five tips for would-be traders
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Spread betting: five tips for would-be traders

Spread betting stocks can be tempting – but for many, it’s ruinous. Michael Taylor of Shifting Shares looks at how to avoid the pitfalls.
5 Jun 2020
Good news at last – household debt is falling fast
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Good news at last – household debt is falling fast

Thre's not much good news around at the moment., But the fact that UK households are paying off debt at a record rate must surely count, says Merryn S…
4 Jun 2020
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