Stock and fund tips for building your child’s Junior ISA

For those looking to spice up their child’s junior ISA portfolio one broker is tipping utility group National Grid and household firms company Reckitt Benckiser as ideal stocks to add. Saving into a stocks and shares Junior ISA, or JISA, is a decent way to build up a nest egg. You can invest up to […]

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Lose the pricey coffee habit and give your savings a real kick start

By cutting out your daily cappuccino you could give your savings a £10,000 boost in just over 13 years, according to figures calculated by Fidelity International. For example, if you ditched your daily shop-bought coffee at £2.50 a day, five days a week and invested this amount into an ISA, you would have £50 a […]

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Three investment themes for 2016 ISA Season

Adrian Lowcock, head of Investing at AXA Self Investor, outlines three themes for this ISA season – and ways to access them… Equity Income: Getting diversification of income Equity Income is widely believed to be one of the best long-term investments around; investing in companies which have strong cash flow and can grow their businesses, […]

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How to invest in stocks and shares for the first time

Tipping your toe into the world of stocks and shares can be daunting; here’s four things you need to look out for when investing for the first time.   The Share Centre head of investment research Andy Parsons said everyone, bar those who are set to inherit a fortune, has to make their money work […]

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Markets over-estimating chance of global recession, says fund manager

Financial markets are over-estimating the chance of a global recession, with one investment firm saying there is just a 20% chance of a downturn.   NN Investment Partners said equity and high yield markets have factored in recession probabilities of 50% and 75% respectively but believes this is too high.   Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head […]

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Why you should stop panicking about markets and get greedy

Policymakers are taking control of the problems in the global economy which means markets can stop panicking and investors can get greedy, according to Royal London Asset Management’s Trevor Greetham.   Greetham, head of multi-asset at Royal London Asset Management, believes ‘when policymakers start to panic, markets can stop panicking’, referring to Japanese moves to […]

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Don’t panic! Why investors should sit tight right now

Investors spooked by stockmarket turmoil should hold tight as the rest of the year is predicted to be better.   Charles Stanley chief executive Paul Abberley said investors shouldn’t be cautious about exiting the market right now.   ‘The year has begun very disappointingly for investors, with markets down as much as 10%. Is this […]

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Third of investors betting on UK for equity returns in 2016

One in three investors are betting on the UK delivering the higher equity returns this year.   Last year was a challenging year for investors who had to face emerging market and commodity slumps, and many buy-and-hold investors ended up roughly where they started despite a rollercoaster ride.   However, those who timed the market […]

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