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Top 10 most popular investment trusts – April 2018

Despite a volatile month for equity markets, the investment trusts bought in April remained largely unchanged from the previous month, according to the data from our sister website, broker interactive investor.

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The 10 most popular investment funds – April 2018

In April’s list of most-bought funds on Money Observer’s sister website Interactive Investor, Fundsmith Equity came first once again.

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Third of retirees investing their pension pot are first time investors

One in three retirees who have taken advantage of the pension freedoms and are leaving their money invested have no previous stock market experience.

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Which FTSE 100 shares did the best and worst in April 2018?

After a sluggish first quarter of the year for global stock markets, April saw strong performance for the FTSE 100.

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UK equities start to recover - Top 10 fund performers in April

After a difficult first quarter in which the FTSE All-Share index lost almost 7 per cent and the MSCI World more than 2 per cent, April has seen a return to better form.

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Sell in May? Here’s why it can pay to go away

It’s that time of the year again when stock market lore advises investors to get out of the market and go on holiday for six months.

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Stock market volatility puts pension savers off investing

Recent volatility in stock market has reduced appeal of investors among over 50s, according to new research. 

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The ‘red flags’ fund investors should look out for

One of the biggest challenges a do-it-yourself investor faces is finding the cream of the crop among the thousands of funds all aiming to do the same thing - beat the market and their peers. 

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Refusal to downsize is hurting the housing market

Almost half of homeowners whose children have moved out are not planning to downsize because they like their house and the area they live.

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Nearly two-thirds of UK funds closed down over past decade

Only 43 per cent of UK equity funds that were being operated at the start of 2008 were still going at the end of 2017, according to research carried out by

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UK economy cools - is a May rate rise off the table?

The UK’s economy barely grew in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

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Banks fail to pass on interest rate rise to savers

Banks are not passing on interest rate rises to savers, an investigation by Which? reveals.

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