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Making a will in lockdown: what better time to get the job done?

If making a will is on your to-do list during the coronavirus pandemic, be prepared for an unorthodox experience and do some advance prep, says Money Observer editor Faith Glasgow.

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Fund and investment trust tips for the post-pandemic ‘new normal‘

How does a post-Covid-19 global equity portfolio look? Andrew Pitts suggests BATS with FAANGS and GRANOLAS have a place.

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How safe is my company pension?

Pension Clinic: Steve Webb addresses concerns relating to those who have final salary company pensions.

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Trio of investment trusts set to reward contrarians post-pandemic

When the world regains a semblance of normality, these trusts are likely to reward contrarian investors, argues David Liddell.

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A beginner’s guide to retirement jargon

The top 10 most commonly used examples of jargon within the pension industry – and what they mean in ordinary language.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall - who's the best fund manager of all?

There is a belief that people with psychopathic traits do well in the financial industry – but is this justified?

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Bargain Hunter: discounts no longer at record highs, but bargains remain

Potential investment trust opportunities and a standout sector are highlighted by Kyle Caldwell.

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Why retail investors should not put all their faith in a passive path to prosperity

Investors should challenge managers to offer a range of instruments to help them navigate and capitalise on volatility, argues Saxo Bank’s UK chairman Charlie White-Thomson.

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Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden on the catalyst that transformed Monks

A manager of Monks Investment Trust explains how a shift of approach has changed the trust’s performance.

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Pacific Assets’ Doug Ledingham on why Asia ESG pioneer is set for bounceback

The joint manager of Pacific Assets investment trust talks to Cherry Reynard about the sustainable investing philosophy that should see the trust continue to make solid gains.

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Little miracles: the large advantages of small companies

Chris Gannatti of WisdomTree Europe reviews the attractions of investing in smaller companies in the US, Japan, Europe and the emerging markets.

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The Bank of England is considering negative interest rates – would that be welcome?

There is a growing chorus of voices arguing that negative interest rates have been harmful to those countries that have tried them.

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Dividend cuts: how income investors can beat the drought

As payouts dry up across the blue-chip landscape and beyond, what can income-seeking investors do to stay afloat and ensure they keep a steady flow of dividends? Tom Bailey explains.

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Pacific Assets’ Doug Ledingham on why Asia ESG pioneer is set for bounceback

The joint manager of Pacific Assets investment trust talks to Cherry Reynard about the sustainable investing philosophy that should see the trust continue to make solid gains.

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What is the post-election reality for investors?

From the UK market and property to tax and pensions, we consider the implications for investors and taxpayers of the Conservatives’ election victory.

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