investing

First 50 Funds: 47th dividend rise for F&C Global Smaller Companies

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | News

Investors who hold F&C Global Smaller Companies will be pleased to hear the investment trust has today...

Fund Briefing: US Equities

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

When you consider the influential position occupied by the United States in global affairs and the number of world-class companies that call it home, it makes sense to consider investing across the pond.

Keep your finances strong and stable post election

Friday, 16 June 2017 | Article

After the shock result of the General Election, which saw the Conservatives ‘win’ but without the majority they needed, the economic and political outlook for the UK is looking anything but ‘strong and stable’.

Lack of confidence leaves Brits reluctant to invest

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | News

Only 10% of people say they would invest if they were given £1,000 tomorrow, new research shows.

Rebalancing portfolio could boost investments by 10%

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Regularly reviewing and rebalancing your portfolio could have boosted your investment returns by almost 10% over 20 years, analysis from Fidelity International reveals.

Ask the Experts: Will I pay tax if I move £15,000 from a personal investment plan to an Isa?

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Question and Answer

I have a personal investment plan which I took out in 2004 with £14,000. It is now worth £26,760 and I have never made any withdrawals.

Ask the Experts: What investments can I pick that will be exempt from capital gains tax?

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Question and Answer

I draw my income entirely from my investments, but I’m wondering what investment options there are that do not attract capital gains tax (CGT).

Zopa to launch Innovative Finance Isa while axing ‘safeguard’ fund

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) provider Zopa is set to launch its first Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), it’s announced today, although the retirement of its “safeguard” fund could leave investors more exposed to bad loans.

Top 20 most consistent investment trusts over the past ten years

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

One of the biggest challenges a do-it-yourself investor faces is finding the cream of the crop among the thousands of funds all aiming to do the same thing - beat the market and their peers - as only a few will be able to...

How stocks and shares can help you beat inflation in 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Article

Choosing which investments will create the best return has always been a challenge.