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Global equity income is good portfolio diversifier

While figures for the US in particular are improving, and the emerging economies of Latin America and Asia remain healthy, there is still considerable uncertainty in the markets – in large part the result of months of crisis ta

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If more people understood the tax efficiency of pensions, more would save for retirement

Over a third of people in the UK aged 18 to 65 who aren’t actively investing in a pension say that they would be likely to invest an average of £159.60 each month into a long-term savings product that ‘added an extra £1 to ever

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The end of the high-profile celebrity divorce?

The family courts in England and Wales and stretched to capacity. The average divorce can take upwards of a year to complete and much longer when involving considerable wealth.

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How to increase your property's appeal

Although the housing market is struggling at the moment, there are people out there who want, or need, to sell their home. 

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US energy's competitive edge

US natural gas prices have collapsed over the past six to seven years, from a peak in the Henry Hub spot price at $15.4/MMBtu (million British thermal units) in December 2005 to a mere $2.3 today.

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A new risk has emerged: rising oil prices

It appears the US economy is improving to the point that it is entering a self-sustaining cycle, helped in large part by advances in the labour market.

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Isa investors are missing out on Aim opportunities

It is widely believed that Aim stocks cannot be held in an Isa and although this is true for the large majority, there are numerous Aim-listed companies that can.

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Back to 1952: are government bonds better than dividends?

Does it make sense for longer-term investors to hold government bonds when better yields are available from dividends? Is government debt, in such circumstances, really a safer option?

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Droughts could slow fall in inflation

Droughts across the UK and some of Western Europe are threatening to push up food prices.

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