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What changes to the pensions charge cap mean for you
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Pensions

What changes to the pensions charge cap mean for you

The government could raise the pensions charge cap – the amount you can be charged in your workplace's default pension fund. Saloni Sardana explains w…
27 Sep 2022
Sterling continues to slide after Friday’s mini-Budget
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Currencies

Sterling continues to slide after Friday’s mini-Budget

The pound has continued to fall hard and is heading towards parity with the US dollar. Saloni Sardana explains why, and what it means for the UK, for …
26 Sep 2022
Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates
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Global Economy

Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates

There are worrying signs that inflation is becoming embedded in the economy, but many investors are struggling to adjust to the new reality.
23 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: stamp duty cut and what it means for homebuyers
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Stamp duty

Mini-Budget: stamp duty cut and what it means for homebuyers

Stamp duty cut is a crowd-pleasing move that could help 200,000 homebuyers – but is it enough when housing demand outstrips supply? Kalpana Fitzpatric…
23 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: stamp duty and income tax cut as Kwarteng targets growth
Kwasi Kwarteng
Tax

Mini-Budget: stamp duty and income tax cut as Kwarteng targets growth

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced sweeping tax cuts in his mini-Budget statement. Here's what was said.
23 Sep 2022
Interest rates rise to their highest in 14 years – here’s what it means for you
UK Economy

Interest rates rise to their highest in 14 years – here’s what it means for you

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.5 percentage points to 2.25%, the highest level since December 2008. Saloni Sardana explains what i…
22 Sep 2022
Paypal, bitcoin, and the weaponisation of money
Bitcoin & crypto

Paypal, bitcoin, and the weaponisation of money

Recent events have shown how both business and governments can “weaponise” money and shut down dissent. What to do? Buy bitcoin, says Dominic Frisby.
22 Sep 2022
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Commodity prices are taking a breather
Commodities

Commodity prices are taking a breather

Commodity prices have fallen back after spiking early in the year. Iron ore is down 36% from its March peak, while copper has lost 20% since 1 January…
21 Sep 2022
Seoul attempts to close the “Korea discount” for stocks
Emerging markets

Seoul attempts to close the “Korea discount” for stocks

South Korean stocks suffer from the “Korea discount” – with the country still classified as an emerging market, investors are reluctant to pay a premi…
21 Sep 2022
London house prices could fall by 12%
House prices

London house prices could fall by 12%

London house prices will lead UK property values lower over the next two years as mortgage rates continue to climb.
16 Sep 2022
The fallout from Europe’s energy crisis
Energy

The fallout from Europe’s energy crisis

The soaring price of gas could see the EU impose a cap on the price of electricity generated by nuclear and renewables, while signs of strain appear i…
14 Sep 2022
Japan's stockmarket gets a boost from the weak yen
Japan stockmarkets

Japan's stockmarket gets a boost from the weak yen

Japan’s stockmarket has outperformed so far this year, with corporate profits at their highest since 1954 and a weak yen inflating overseas earnings.
14 Sep 2022
The latest news on the energy price cap
Personal finance

The latest news on the energy price cap

The government is to bring in an “Energy Price Guarantee” to help householders with their energy costs, plus a huge package of support for businesses.…
13 Sep 2022
Upcoming IPOs in 2022: which companies are planning to list this year?
UK stockmarkets

Upcoming IPOs in 2022: which companies are planning to list this year?

Rupert Hargreaves explains what an IPO is, how public and private companies differ, and picks out some of the more notable companies set to list on th…
12 Sep 2022
Are we heading for a sterling crisis?
Currencies

Are we heading for a sterling crisis?

The pound sliding against the dollar and the euro is symbolic of the UK's economic weakness and a sign that overseas investors losing confidence in th…
7 Sep 2022
Brazilian stocks will bounce back in 2023
Emerging markets

Brazilian stocks will bounce back in 2023

Brazil's Ibovespa stockmarket index has fallen by 9% since it peaked in April. But with an election in 2023 and current president Jair Bolsonaro on co…
7 Sep 2022
What Jay Powell's Jackson Hole message means for markets
Inflation

What Jay Powell's Jackson Hole message means for markets

Jay Powell delivered a hawkish speech on inflation at last week's Jackson Hole meeting. Alex Rankine explains what his speech means for markets.
1 Sep 2022
Beyond the noise: dealing with complex markets
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Beyond the noise: dealing with complex markets

Unpredictable markets have forced a reappraisal of some of the investment themes of the past few years, and a reminder to investors of some neglected …
25 Aug 2022
Which is best – buy-to-let or shares?
Investment strategy

Which is best – buy-to-let or shares?

Buy-to-let property used to be a great investment, but it’s no longer a sure-fire way to make money.
25 Aug 2022
Are stocks back in a bull market or is this just a bear market rally?
Stockmarkets

Are stocks back in a bull market or is this just a bear market rally?

The S&P 500 index gained 17% between its June lows and 16 August, while the Nasdaq Composite rose more than 20%. So are stocks back in a bull market o…
24 Aug 2022
Curtain falls as Cineworld files for bankruptcy
Stockmarkets

Curtain falls as Cineworld files for bankruptcy

Cinema chain Cineworld is filing for bankruptcy in the US, and shareholders are likely to be wiped out. How did it come to this?
24 Aug 2022
European stocks are ignored and cheap – but possibly not for long
European stockmarkets

European stocks are ignored and cheap – but possibly not for long

European stocks are out of favour, with some analysts predicting their worst year since 2008. But the worst of the sell-off could be over, and Europea…
23 Aug 2022