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Election barometer predicts 60% chance of Miliband becoming next PM

Election barometer predicts 60% chance of Miliband becoming next PM

With just nine days until the general election, IG clients predict there is a 60% chance of Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister. The online trading platform says that [...]

First five-year fall in living standards on record, TUC claims

First five-year fall in living standards on record, TUC claims

The five-period from the start of 2010 to the end of 2014 was the worst for living standards in at least half a century, the TUC has claimed. The TUC [...]

The average salary of home buyers reaches lowest level in more than two years

The average salary of home buyers reaches lowest level in more than two years

The average primary salary of a home buyer fell to its lowest point in over two years in March, new figures reveal. The findings, by Mortgage Advice Bureau,  suggest that improved [...]

Britain near bottom of the European Union league for underemployment

Britain near bottom of the European Union league for underemployment

New data published this week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), has placed the UK in 23rd place out of 28 for its record on underemployment. [...]

Millions of Britons work from home but are they adequately insured?

Millions of Britons work from home but are they adequately insured?

New research has revealed that 7.5m Britons spend at least some part of their week working from home but many may be surprised to learn that they are not properly [...]

Zero-hours contracts just the “tip of the iceberg” claims the TUC

Zero-hours contracts just the “tip of the iceberg” claims the TUC

Zero-hours contracts are “just the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to low-paid and insecure jobs claims new analysis from the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The report showed that [...]

Fixed rate mortgages remain the most popular option but trackers are catching up

Fixed rate mortgages remain the most popular option but trackers are catching up

Brokers are writing more mortgage business with longer-term initial rates new research has revealed. The results from the specialist lender, Paragon Mortgages’s quarterly intermediary tracking survey for the first three [...]

Should investors really sell in May and go away?

Should investors really sell in May and go away?

The old adage of “sell in May and go away, don’t come back till St Leger Day” is a warning often cited by investors looking to avoid the traditionally trickier [...]

Significant slip, or just a blip in emerging markets’ foreign exchange reserves?

Dr Mark Mobius of the Templeton Emerging Markets Trust, explains what the recent movement in emerging market foreign exchange reserves means for investors…. For those looking to invest in emerging [...]

Is the UK All Companies sector a buying opportunity?

The AIC UK All Companies sector is underperforming the investment company average over one year, but has seen compelling longer term performance. Here the experts share their views on the [...]

Five pre-election fund tips to ride out the uncertainty ahead of 7 May

With just over a week to go until the UK General Election, how should investors position themselves for life after 7 May? Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Personal Investing [...]

Ashmore’s Jan Dehn: The failure of QE‏

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore discusses why Quantitative Easing (QE) is failing as instead of funneling funds into the real economy, the policy is inflating bubbles in both [...]

“None of the above” – Psigma Investment Management on Election 2015

If you hadn’t noticed, there is an election coming up in the UK and it is already getting seriously boring Writes Psigma Investment Management chief investment officer Tom Becket… I [...]

Despite the looming general election consumer attitudes to personal finances and the country’s situation rise

Consumers are feeling much more positive about their current financial situation and the state of the economy than they were last month, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power [...]

As Britain marks St George’s Day – where are the best investment opportunities in the UK right now?

As Britain celebrates St. George’s Day, Mark Wharrier, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income Fund looks comments on the investment opportunities in the UK equity income sector… The outlook for [...]

Is value still to be found in Europe?

Anthony Rayner, co-manager of Miton’s multi asset fund range asks whether there is still value to be found in Europe… The over-arching theme in our portfolio for some time now [...]

First rate rise expected in early 2016, say experts

Members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, the latest minutes reveal. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at [...]

High earners should act sooner rather than later as Tories, Lib Dems and Labour all eye reducing top rate pension tax reliefs

Jason Hollands, managing director, business development, at Tilney Bestinvest looks at the threat to pension tax relief for big earners below. With the General Election just weeks away, the Conservative, [...]

What Tesco’s record-breaking loss means for investors

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at Tesco’s massive loss, which is the worst of any UK retailer on record… “This morning there were more dismal [...]

UK equity income sector provides 4.82% annual dividend growth

The UK equity income sector has delivered 4.82% annual dividend growth, the latest figures from the Association of Investment Companies reveal. Over the past 20 years  the income paid out [...]

The silver lining of slower growth

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist explains why low growth is not all bad news… Stocks struggle amid more signs of sluggish growth Stocks struggled last week amid more [...]

China stimulus rolled out as growth stalls

Craig Botham, emerging markets economist at Schroders, comments on the Chinese data announced over the weekend… “A data-heavy week in China was capped by a larger-than-expected 100 basis points (bps) [...]

Pension freedom: “Will it be a smooth ride or a train crash?”

So we have entered the brave new world of pension flexibility and freedoms. The question will be whether people will use those freedoms to enhance their retirement choices or just [...]

Unilever’s sales boost represents good news for investors

As Unilever provides a first quarter trading update, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… On Thursday consumer goods giant Unilever cheered [...]

Investors should prepare “to take advantage of the fallout” from US Federal Reserve’s inevitable rate rise

Investors should prepare a defensive portfolio and to be ready to take advantage of the imminent significant opportunities that will likely present themselves writes Tom Elliott international investment strategist at [...]

Growth prospects for China: what the latest GDP figures reveal

Craig Botham, emerging markets economist, shares his thoughts on today’s Chinese GDP figures… Chinese GDP grew 7% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, in line with expectations, and slower [...]

Pensions – four things to consider before investing in property

Select Property Group discusses what to think about before investing pension money in property in this sponsored article. Landmark pension reforms came into effect this week, and those with a [...]

Sponsor’s view – Pensions: 4 reasons why buy-to-let is such a strong investment choice

Select Property Group discusses the benefits of buy to let investing as a source of retirement income below. This month’s pension reforms are set to hand a generation of pensioners [...]

Mindful Money’s Mortgage Calculators

Mindful Money has launched a range of mortgage tools so readers can now search online for the best deals. We’ve teamed up with London & Country, the UK’s leading fee [...]

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