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How To Get Started In Investing

If you’re an employed adult in the UK, the chances are that you’re already an investor.  If you’re enrolled in a defined-contributions pension scheme, your pension contributions are probably being invested for your future.  If you want to go further, you might want to...

Don’t lose out to inflation

Putting your hard-earned cash into savings accounts may not be the most efficient way to make your money work for you.   If you’ve been placing your cash into a savings account over the past decade, you might be surprised to find that your money could now be...

Investment And Inflation Update March 2021: Great expectations

With hopes rising about vaccines and the end of lockdowns, could we see a rise in inflation when the economy reopens? As vaccines continue to be deployed rapidly around much of the world, hopes are increasing about the global economic recovery. Many people expect...

What is a share split?

Share splits are (back) in the news, courtesy of Apple and Tesla, which announced splits of 4-to-1 and 5-to-1 respectively.  This is Apple’s fifth share split, its previous split was 7-to-1 and before that, it had three splits of 2-to-1.  Here are the key points for...

How long can you hold shares?

It’s probably safe to say that, wherever you are in the world right now, investors are taking one of two actions as regards their shares.  They’re either reaching for their parachutes and bailing out of the stock market or they’re buckling their seatbelts and...

Making the Most of Your ISA Allowance

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having both cash savings and insurance (for all the complaints about the latter).  At the same time, it’s still important to prepare for the future, especially your retirement.  Your ISA allowance could be used...