Behavioural biases: When investment losses loom larger than gains

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

Fact ­­­— we hate losing money. That may be stating the obvious, but evidence suggests that we dislike losing money more than we should.

Investment platforms ‘working well’ but switching needs to be easier

Monday, 16 July 2018 | News

Investors using so-called ‘fund supermarkets’ are finding that there is a good level of competition within this market, according to the interim findings of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) investment platforms market...

Britons too scared to invest

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

Despite savings accounts paying pitiful returns, savers are still worried about investing in the stock market, according to new research from Scottish Friendly.

Fund Briefing: How to invest in the specialist sector

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Article

Investors looking for something different may find themselves drawn to the IA (Investment Association) specialist sector, which consists of funds that simply don’t fit anywhere else

Behavioural biases: Overconfidence - are we as good at investing as we think?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

When it comes to decision making, most people tend to have an unwarranted confidence in their own abilities.

First 50 Funds Interview: Old Mutual UK Mid Cap Richard Watts

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | Article

Moneywise’s Helen Knapman meets Richard Watts, the manager of Old Mutual UK Mid Cap, a First 50 fund for beginner investors

Male investors are more likely to withdraw cash in a volatile market

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | News

Most investors don’t waver from their investment strategy during periods of market volatility but if they do, men are four times more likely to withdraw money from their investments than women, according to recent analysis...

Behavioural biases: Fear and greed - how it affects investment decisions

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

When it comes to successful investing, it is all about picking the right investments. But is that all there is to it?

I have foreign investments taxed at source and want to avoid being taxed twice

Friday, 29 June 2018 | Question and Answer

We all get an allowance that allows us to earn up to £2,000 a year in dividends before tax is due.

Investment trust managers reveal their longest-held stocks

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Article

If you’re in it for the long haul, well-managed investment trusts based on solid, market-leading businesses can deliver excellent returns