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The best and worst FTSE 100 performers in 2018

With UK markets in turmoil, we round up and explain some of the best and worst performers of the year on the FTSE 100. 

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Most popular investment trusts – November 2018

After the tech sell-off, investors have rushed towards global tech trusts now trading on bigger than usual discounts. 

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10 outrageous investment predictions for 2019

Saxo Bank speculates that the EU may opt for a debt jubilee, while a Corybn-led Labour government could send the pound to parity against the US dollar. 

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UK house prices rose marginally in November, but uncertainty means market is sluggish

House price growth picked up last month, but the market remains subdued as an uncertain economy and the squeeze on household budgets continue to dampen demand.

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Ambitious for a home of your own? Property-owning parents are key

Young people whose parents own their own property are far more likely to be homeowners themselves, figures from the Resolution Foundation think tank reveal.

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Pension dashboard moves a step closer to reality

The first pension dashboard will be launched in 2019, but state pension data will not be available straight away.

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Chart that tells a story: big FTSE 100 dips in 2018

In the first of a new occasional series, we look at what can be gleaned from a chart that shows the biggest FTSE 100 dips in 2018.

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Women's state pension age increases set for judicial review

A high court judge has granted a judicial review to determine whether recent increases to women’s state pension age were lawful.

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Here’s why the ‘Santa rally’ is real

Investors can expect a Christmas bonus most Decembers, says Stephen Eckett.

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How helpful will the inclusion of ETFs in fund sectors be for investors?

The IA has launched a consultation on the potential inclusion of ETFs in its 37 fund sectors.

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Bank of England warns no-deal Brexit will crush the UK economy

Leaving the EU without a deal could spell major disruption for the UK economy. Markets, however, may have already priced that in. 

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Mind the gap: inheritance tax shortfall stands at £600 million

Inheritance tax receipts are on course to hit another record high in the 2018-19 tax year, but there’s an estimated £600 million gap between tax owed and tax paid.

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