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Demystifying the art of copying most profitable traders and Winning!

Friday 2nd December 2016

Observing trade signals is difficult especially for newbies. They seek shortcuts and ways to copy or borrow the ideas from other successful investors to become fruitful in the market...

Investing in LISAs may seem like a ‘no-brainer’ - but be alive to the rules

Monday 21st November 2016

From next April those aged between 18 and 40 years will be eligible to open up Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts – or LISAs – to save towards the purchase of a first property or to provide funds in later life, from the age of 60...

Should we be worried about the UK’s £1.5 trillion personal debt burden?

Tuesday 8th November 2016

The latest figures show that the total personal debt in this country has now reached £1.5 trillion...

Outsourcing Investment Management – How Can it Benefit You?

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Looking after all your personal investments can be a big task, involving a lot of time and effort...

The review of the State Pension Age – will some personalisation be introduced?

Friday 14th October 2016

The first of the new reviews of the State Pension Age (SPA) is getting underway, led by John Cridland, formerly of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)...

FTSE 100 is gaining momentum while property value plummets:

Friday 30th September 2016

The FTSE 100 index has gained momentum and reached a ten-month high after recovering from the downfall caused by the shocking decision of Britain to leave the EU...

Help-to-Save and LISAs: Learning from the past

Tuesday 27th September 2016

The government is launching a number of new savings products designed to encourage us to save.     Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) are designed to help us become home owners and save for our retirement years...

The Price of success: What Challenges do Businesses face when experiencing Rapid Growth?

Wednesday 31st August 2016

While the impact of Brexit has been felt across Europe, it is British SMEs that have been most adversely impacted...

UK share prices brush aside Brexit concerns

Tuesday 30th August 2016

The unexpected vote to leave the European Union in the June referendum sent shock waves through the financial markets with share prices and the value of Sterling plummeting in the aftermath of the result...

The fall in home ownership – it’s all about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Thursday 4th August 2016

Data published today by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK...

More joy for borrowers, more gloom for savers

Monday 11th July 2016

The financial consequences of the Brexit vote on 23rd June are already hitting the public. The slump in the value of the pound is pushing up the cost of holiday spending for those jetting off overseas...

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Monday 13th June 2016

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and required only a modest mortgage to buy it...

Stamp Duty surcharge applies the brakes to the housing market

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

April saw the start of the 3% surcharge to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for properties not bought for residence by buyers...

The UK housing market presents a mixed picture across the country

Friday 1st April 2016

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show average in England house prices rising by 8...

The oil companies are struggling – but what do lower oil prices mean for us?

Friday 12th February 2016

One major factor driving turbulence on the world’s stock exchanges has been the fall in oil prices over the past year...

8,000 investors to attend Master Investor Show in London

Monday 1st February 2016

Some 8,000 private investors will descend on Islington's Business Design Centre this April for the 14th Master Investor Show...

When a million pounds is not enough: Coping with the lifetime pension allowance

Friday 22nd January 2016

From April this year the lifetime allowance on the size of individual pension funds falls from £1...

2015 Has Been a Landmark Year for Hotel Investments in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 6th January 2016

2015 has been a breakout year for the hotel industry in Northern Ireland, with investors flocking to grab up property in the area...

Standard Life extends partnership with John Hancock Investments

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments has announced that its Global Real Estate Securities expertise will be available to the United States retail marketplace following the launch of a new Global Real Estate Fund on the John Hancock Investments platform...

Why mutuality matters to financial consumers

Tuesday 17th November 2015

On 16th November Nationwide Building Society announced that Joe Garner will be taking over from Graham Beale as Chief Executive in spring 2016...

House prices continue to rise – but if you are on the housing ladder, mortgages are affordable

Friday 30th October 2015

The latest figures from Nationwide Building Society show average house prices in October 2015 were 3...

Is the Treasury’s NS&I destabilising the savings market?

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

This month’s news that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) had a net inflow of funds of £5...

On-demand services to help improve your investment

Monday 7th September 2015

Once upon a time, London’s new tech scene seemed to be made up of trendy aps that helped you pass your time in a hazy dream of lined-up fruit and Sims-esque farming...

Tracker vs stock picker? A Nobel Prize winning mystery

Thursday 3rd September 2015

In 2013 a strange thing happened at the Nobel Prize awards for Economics. This Nobel Prize has particular relevance for investors...

Crowdcube first platform to break £100 million investment barrier

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Crowdcube claims it is the first investment platform to raise £100 million via crowdfunding and has now helped almost 300 businesses secure funding from investors...

Today's currency update: Dollar fluctuates as Pound receives boost

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Pound Sterling   Yesterday’s slightly stronger-than-anticipated UK Manufacturing PMI initially gave the Pound a little boost, but the British currency later reversed gains against peers like the Euro and US Dollar...

The single solution to all our biggest investment mistakes

Monday 3rd August 2015

The Express recently discussed the biggest investment mistakes and how to avoid them. The advice is largely good, but is far more complicated and effortful than investing needs to be...

Repression, uncertainty and gamma – implications for the private investor 

Thursday 23rd July 2015

It’s a truism that investment goals are affected by numerous variables. It’s also true that those variables are too many to mention and difficult to predict...

Greece reaction: Market risk to stay elevated but pragmatism should prevail

Monday 6th July 2015

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management   European equities are trading lower on the surprise outcome of the Greek referendum result on the international bailout conditions set by the European Union (EU)...

What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

Thursday 25th June 2015

The UK housing market is one of the most well-developed in the world due to the wide range of mortgage options available...



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