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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...

Markets react positively to election news

After days of tension, news came in over the weekend that Joe Biden won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, 20 electoral votes was enough to push him over the magical 270 threshold, securing his bid to become the next US President and take up residency in the White...

2020 The story so far

Little did we know, as we entered a new decade, what was in store for the global economy in 2020. Around the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted a huge human cost. The response, and the measures to reduce the spread of the virus have inevitably had a...