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by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:05:55 AM

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jun 25, 2018 4:17:51 AM

‘Stock market closing at an all time high’; ‘The bubble’s burst’; ‘The stock market is crashing’; ‘Shares have gone through the roof – how could they go any higher?’; ‘House …

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Topics:Financial PlanningStock MarketUK

by Alexander Beard, on Nov 10, 2016 4:41:12 AM

“While this US election was supercharged emotionally driving down the financial markets, stock valuations are based on earning per share and other fundamental business factors. It's likely, based on the …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 20, 2015 5:27:04 AM

There are many ways of viewing the performance of investments. For example, we could compare the returns against an objective benchmark such as the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500, …

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Topics:InvestmentsMarket CommentaryStock MarketTips

by Alexander Beard, on Jul 23, 2015 6:17:22 AM

An essential part of writing this bulletin each month is making daily notes on the main business and stock market news. This month we have comfortably broken our record – more than …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 2, 2014 8:51:45 AM

On 3rd September this year, the FTSE 100 index briefly touched 6,898.62: this was within 52 points of the all-time high of 6,950 reached in the final trading session of …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 2, 2014 8:51:09 AM

New research from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, suggests that UK adults are planning to use equity investments to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of …

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Topics:InvestmentsRetirementRisksStock Market