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Fund Briefing: How to invest in industry sectors

While you may be tempted to invest in specific sectors that you believe offer a good chance of future growth, this approach is not without risk.

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Stock market lumps, bumps and buying on the dips

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Article

To use a football analogy, 2018 has been a game of two halves so far. In January, markets barely batted an eyelid as global indices remained steady.

Vodafone tipped as 'strong buy' after results exceed expectations

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | News

Telecoms provider Vodafone has been singled out as a “strong buy” buy for investors following the posting of positive financial results today.

Exo Investing launches tailored portfolios to investors with £10,000

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 | News

A new investment website has launched offering low-cost options to people with £10,000 to invest, which could suit beginner investors.

Experts dismiss adage: 'Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day'

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | News

Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day is a common investment adage, but it may not be one worth following.

Investment trusts outperform rival investments

Thursday, 19 April 2018 | News

Investment trusts have performed better than the FTSE 100, MSCI World index and the average investment fund over the past 30 years, according to new research from the Association of Investment...

Tesco turnaround on track as profits rise 28%

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | News

Supermarket giant Tesco has posted increased operating profits of £1.64 billion for the year to 24 February 2018 in a marked improvement to recent results.

Common misconceptions deter two-thirds of Brits from investing

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | News

UK investors are more excited about seeing a return on their investment than they are from losing weight, yet two-thirds of Brits have not even tried investing. 

It pays to be quick off the investor mark

Monday, 09 April 2018 | News

The 2017/18 tax year has drawn to a close and straight away a new tax year has begun, and, with it, investors will be inundated with marketing material from their fund platform that extols the virtues of being an ‘early-bird...

Stocks and Shares Isa beats Cash Isa two-thirds of the time

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Since 1999, the average Stocks and Shares Isa fund has beaten the average Cash Isa rate in 12 out of 19 tax years. 

One in three fund investors holds most expensive share class

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

One in three fund investors is holding the most expensive share class of their fund, rather than cheaper commission-free or ‘clean’ share classes.