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Neil Woodford: best time to buy UK shares in three decades

While Woodford’s argument may be theoretically sound, when UK domestic stocks will recover is unknown and unknowable.

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Fund managers not scared of the yield curve

Only a small number of fund managers believe the yield curve's inversion signals an impending recession.

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Mark Carney to step down as Bank of England governor

The search for a new governor has begun after an announcement that the incumbent will leave the post in January 2020.

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Baillie Gifford to shut down its investment trust savings schemes

Baillie Gifford has joined the growing number of investment trust managers moving to offer a new home for holdings invested directly with them.

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FCA to put spotlight on bad funds, but won’t name and shame

The financial watchdog says it plans to publish statistics on active funds that have provided long-term underperformance.

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The Rated Funds that have been placed under ‘performance watch’

As part of our analysis of how Money Observer Rated Funds fared in the first quarter of 2019, we reveal the one fund ‘under review’ and those that have been placed on ‘performance watch’.

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Inflation remains low despite strong wage growth

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

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How investors can find investment trust bargains

Tips on how investors can find and take advantage of investment trust discount opportunities.

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Where to find ‘consistent’ funds that outperform

According to BMO’s FundWatch survey, the IA UK Smaller Companies fund sector has the highest percentage of funds that beat their peers on a regular basis.

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Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Annual house price growth in Q1 of 2019 stood at just 0.4%. Behind the headline figure were sharp regional differences.

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Changes to NS&I bonds will see higher-rate taxpayers breach personal savings allowance

We explain that changes to NS&I's three-year Guaranteed Growth Bond, paying 1.95% interest, will see higher-rate taxpayers breach the personal savings allowance. 

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April 2019: what are the best savings account rates?

With interest rates slowly back on the rise, we examine the best savings accounts and Isa accounts on offer in 2019.

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