How to invest

Global equity funds pull in dividend growth - income growth portfolio Feb 14 update

Getting a good payout from your investments is important; if it is a payout that grows, so much the better.

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Tactical Asset Allocator: China powerhouse offers pocket of opportunity

The US market looks overcooked, while other developed markets as a whole have been under the weather of late. However, Ceri Jones sees a pocket of opportunity.

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If value makes a comeback, these are the investment trusts to buy

The catalyst that will transform the fortunes of value-oriented trusts is difficult to pinpoint, but several appear well-positioned to come good for long-suffering investors.

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How to strike a better balance in an era of lower returns

The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.

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ETF demand: Americans are the hares to Europe’s tortoises

The benefits of ETFs have fuelled a surge in their popularity in the US over the past decade, but European private investors are harder nuts to crack.

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Why women have an eye for ethical investing

Aberdeen Standard Investments Amanda Young reflects on findings that women in particular are highly receptive to clearly defined ethical investment propositions.

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How to strike a better balance in an era of lower returns

The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.

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Ask Money: should I buy an investment trust on a premium or an open-ended fund?

We help a reader with a question about discounts and premiums.

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‘I have got to beat free’: how I beat the index with my active bets

Fran Radano of North American Income trust on how he beats the index by taking active bets with a focus on cash flow.

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ETF demand: Americans are the hares to Europe’s tortoises

The benefits of ETFs have fuelled a surge in their popularity in the US over the past decade, but European private investors are harder nuts to crack.

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Are tobacco companies still a good play for investors?

The tobacco industry is facing disruption, but this has benefits for investors, argues Alex Tedder.

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How to strike a better balance in an era of lower returns

The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.

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What can a Victorian book about investing teach us?

fin de siècle tome about an anonymous womans investing experience in the 1890s reveals what has changed in 129 years - and what hasn’t, says Jenna Barnard.

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How to strike a better balance in an era of lower returns

The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.

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Over half of Help to Buy users could have bought a home without help

National Audit Office report has revealed that more than half the people using the government's Help to Buy initiative would have been able to purchase a home without the scheme's help.

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