Isas are ideal for long-term investments in solid companies with business models able to fend off disruptive threats, says Esther Armstrong.
Economic news will more than make up for a quiet week, as the various authorities look to clear their desks before the holidays.
Multi-manager fund Witan Investment Trust has replaced the managers on two of its global mandates in a bid to move towards more specialist, high conviction investors.
The size of Scotland's financial sector and its close integration with the UK economy create uncertainty over independence.
Royal Mail should benefit from numerous tailwinds, but its 68 per cent share price gain since listing fully reflects this, say analysts.
Aberdeen Asset Management shares shot up more than 12 per cent after announcing the acquisition of Lloyds Banking Group's asset management arm, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.
Shares in Merlin Entertainments have been priced at 315p for the company's flotation, giving the Madame Tussauds owner a total valuation of almost £3.2 billion.
Minority shareholders will have greater say in the governance of the companies they hold from mid-2014, if plans put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proceed unchanged.
Correlation between and within a number of asset classes peaked during the financial crisis, prompting investors to question the effectiveness of diversification when building a portfolio.
Twitter has submitted an amendment to the Securities Exchange Commission increasing the estimated initial public offering (IPO) value of its shares to between $23 (£14.3) and $25.