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The world's top 10 dividend-paying companies

Global dividend payments reached a record high in the third quarter of 2018, but which individual shares paid the most?

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Tactical Asset Allocator: opportunities for dip buyers after October sell-off

The reversal of the sudden technology stock slide that sank stock markets in early October should help revive equity and bond values.

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The best way to invest in Asian smaller companies

Investors can capture rewards by investing in Asia’s smaller companies. But focusing on company growth is not enough for equity investors in this space to make the best returns.

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With markets looking shaky, here are alternative income options to consider

With many income investors overexposed to equities, we round up a range of ways to diversify your portfolio.

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With markets taking a dive, should passive investors reconsider?

Passive funds have done well during years of buoyancy, but Tom Bailey asks whether investors need smarter strategies for a more volatile future.

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How to profit from the electric car boom

Revolutionary progress in the electric vehicle market is driving a surge in demand for advanced car batteries and related commodities.

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Gloomy on prospects of global economy, investors pile into US equities

Net 24 per cent of professional investors surveyed expect global growth to slow in the next year – the worst outlook for the global economy given since 2011.

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Fund experts are rolling back on risk to combat returning market volatility

Our five experts reveal a new, increased and trimmed fund holding in light of greater market turbulence.

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Fund experts are rolling back on risk to combat returning market volatility

Our five experts reveal a new, increased and trimmed fund holding in light of greater market turbulence.

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How to mix and match ETFs with a ‘style’ bias

Monika Dutt explains how new ETFs weighted to combinations of factors such as value and size are delivering strong results.

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US stock market hands back 2018 gains

The story behind the sell-off will be familiar to anyone who’s followed the market’s previous sharp sell-offs this year.

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Diversification in investing: the old rules no longer apply

A diversified portfolio was once a straightforward way for investors to respond to escalating market uncertainty, but not any more. We outline the new rules.

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Emerging market bond funds: are higher yields worth the extra risk?

Returns from bond funds outside developed markets stand out, but as the crisis in Argentina has shown, setbacks can be savage.

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Gold price slump attracts investors

A fall in precious metal prices is presenting a buying opportunity

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UK house prices drop by £5,000, with former hotspots in the South suffering

In November, UK house prices fell by more than £5,000, with sharp falls in the South as sellers lowered their asking price aspirations, according to Rightmove.

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