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Invest ‘little and often’ to make the most of your ISA

26 February 2016

Investing Strategy Savings

The best way to save into an ISA is ‘little and often’ to benefit from pound cost averaging says The Share Centre.   ISAs have become the go-to tax-efficient savings vehicle in Britain but still 55% of people are unaware that the current annual allowance is £15,240.   Over the past three years the average […]

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Europe: “This is not a time to be herding with the crowd”

25 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Invesco Perpetual fund manager, Stephanie Butcher examines the present threats and opportunities in European equities… Looking at what’s been going on in financial markets since the turn of the year, I think it has been dominated by macro. If one’s view is that we are going into a global macro recession, then you don’t want […]

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Broker view: Why shares in Lloyds are still a ‘hold’

25 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

As Lloyds reports its full year results this week, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… In its full year results reported on Thursday, banking giant Lloyds said that profits were down 7% to £1.6bn on the back of a 1% rise in revenue. Investors should also […]

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Good news for mattresses – the effect of negative interest rates

25 February 2016

Economy Investing Strategy Personal Finance

Seven Investment Management co-founder and Mindful Money columnist Justin Urquhart Stewart, takes a look at the strange state of play in monetary policy… Sometimes you feel you couldn’t really make it up. Do you remember the days when banks used to pay you a reasonable rate on your deposit account? Well barely. It seems like […]

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Beware the referendum countdown currency jitters

23 February 2016

Economy Investing Strategy Investment Insight

Investors must beware of currency fluctuation and consider knock-on effects ahead of the EU referendum, says Rowan Dartington Signature’s Guy Stephens… The Brexit debate took another step forward over the weekend and it’s something we should get used to reading about over the next four months. The vote itself, for many, is likely to be […]

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Why shares in pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline are a ‘buy’

22 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline as a ‘buy’.. The defensive nature of the sector and the stock, and the competitive yields paid to investors make GlaxoSmithKline a core holding for many portfolios. In recent years, the large companies in the pharmaceutical […]

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More than half of investors concerned they will endure more dividend cuts in 2016

22 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

More than half of personal investors, at 56%, are anxious that companies may slash dividends this year. Research from The Share Centre with responses from over 2,000 personal investors, was undertaken shortly before Rio Tinto, Rolls Royce and Centrica announced that they would be cutting their dividends, with BHP Billiton predicted to slash its dividend […]

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

19 February 2016

Economy Investing for Growth Investing Strategy Investment Insight

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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Investors’ top five ISA sectors revealed…

18 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

As the end of the tax year looms, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at stockbroker The Share Centre, looks at the most popular sectors held in ISAs over the past two years and provides some thoughts as to perhaps why they are so in favour… Sector analysis is always interesting as it gives investors a […]

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Expert comment: “The five bond markets I’m buying right now”

18 February 2016

Economic Impact Investing Strategy

JP Morgan Asset Management Global Bond Opportunities fund manager Nick Gartside believes the economy faces two main risks: a lack of growth and a lack of inflation… Growth and inflation are the enemies of bond investors, so if Gartside is correct, the economic backdrop should be broadly supportive for bond returns in 2016. But with […]

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