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Vast majority of funds do not have Woodford’s liquidity problem

Data firm and index provider MSCI analysed whether 400 open-ended funds would fall foul of the same problems that prompted Neil Woodford to suspend Woodford Equity Income at the start of June.

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Drawdown investors have profited since start of pension freedoms, but must learn to live with volatility

Those who opt for drawdown need to be comfortable with the idea that the value of their pension will rise and fall over time.

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HMRC investigates one in four inheritance tax payers

The number of inheritance tax (IHT) investigations has grown by 7.8% since April 2017.

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Record UK dividend payments, but there is a sting in the tail 

Annual dividend payments for 2019 on track for new record high of £107.4 billion.

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How to spot a financial bubble and why Tesla and bitcoin look vulnerable

Despite their frequency in the history of financial markets, investors are notoriously bad at spotting bubbles.

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Fee calculator launched to compare fund platforms

Boring Money’s new fee calculator allows investors to compare costs across these differing fee structures.

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On-target inflation is dilemma for central bankers and the next PM

Inflation figures that match the Bank of Englands 2% target present a problem for policymakers and the new prime minister.

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The top 20 investment trusts being sized up by investors

Fears of the end of the bull market has seen one trust rise to the top. 

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UK house prices fall for first time in 2019

Property prices drop by 0.2% in July after a 0.3% rise the previous month, according to Rightmove.

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The 10 most experienced investment trust managers

50% of trusts have been managed by at least one of their current fund managers for 10 years or longer.

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MPs call for clampdown on financial and utility companies ‘exploiting’ consumers

Ofwat, Ofgem, Ofcom and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) should work together to help vulnerable customers who cannot afford essential services. 

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