Insights

Editor’s comment: Are pension freedoms really making retirees better off?

At a single stroke the pension freedoms caused a revolution in the way people access their retirement pots.

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The bears have all come out of the woods at the same time

There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.

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Here’s what happens to your pension if your employer goes to the wall

Company pension schemes provide pension income to millions of us. But what happens when a company goes bust?

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Contrarian Investor: Three trusts for value in an overvalued world

Few pockets of value remain for contrarians to exploit. David Liddell suggests three trusts that should prove resilient.

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Five tips to help you put a retirement plan together

The value of well-thought-out planning from early on should not be underestimated.

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Bargain Hunter: Where to find inflation-linked income on a discount

Last year investment trusts in this sector were on double-digit premiums, but some are now available on a discount.

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US-China trade war ‘on hold’: What does it mean for investors?

After a frosty few months, has there now been a thaw in the rhetoric between the two countries?

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‘How I have been taking advantage of market volatility’

Rosemary Banyard explains how her freedom and flexibility at her trust inspires her to make the most of market volatility.

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Why Investors can’t afford to miss India’s juggernaut economy

While comparisons with China make India look sluggish, reforms should boost its stock market.

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View From The Top: Preparing for a stock market storm

Reminding ourselves of just how unusual the current absence of volatility in equity markets is can help us prepare for the inevitable instability.

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Inflation down to 2.4 per cent - will the fall continue?

Consumers will feel some relief as inflation continues to fall back from a peak of 3.1 per cent, but the trend may not go on for long.

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10 funds for a riskier world

As the bull market matures and falters, investors might want to position themselves in a more defensive way to weather the challenges to come.

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US-China trade war ‘on hold’: What does it mean for investors?

After a frosty few months, has there now been a thaw in the rhetoric between the two countries?

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Where to invest and avoid after the pound’s rebound

The pound surged to highest level against the dollar since 2016. That’s not good news for the FTSE 100, writes Tom Bailey.

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