stocks and shares

Aston Martin: buy a V8 Vantage, or 6,000 shares

Investors’ interest has been piqued by the announcement of an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in luxury British car maker Aston Martin.

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Can I buy and sell shares while keeping cash savings in a tax-free Isa?

Many platforms give lots of options for Stocks & Shares Isa investments, including offering a wide range of investment funds, and some allow individual shares to be bought and sold.

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Behavioural biases: Confirmation bias - I know best when it comes to investing

Imagine you turn up for work and you’re feeling a bit sensitive. For no particular reason you believe all your colleagues are performing better than you. You fear you may not be selected for the next important project.

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Stress-test your investment portfolio for a bear market

With markets at all-time highs, what can you do to prepare your portfolio for the worst, without sacrificing growth? Moneywise investigates

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Behavioural biases: Will what happened to my investments yesterday happen again today?

Assume you are driving in a foreign country for the first time. On your drive you pass an equal number of red and blue cars, but most of the blue cars are seen towards the end of the journey.

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Investment trust managers reveal their longest-held stocks

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

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Shoppers don’t like WHSmith - but investors might not mind

Shoppers have panned WHSmith for poor customer service, value and standards of its stores in a new survey, which canvasses opinions from more than 10,000 people.

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Stock market lumps, bumps and buying on the dips

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.

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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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