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FTSE 100 special dividend bonanza – will it continue?

In 2018, over 10% of firms on the FTSE 100 made special dividend payments, totalling around £6 billion.

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Why you might want to stick with your fund after it has lost you money

After a period of investors exiting a fund, outperformance is more likely. 

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Second-stepper syndrome: the property problem that’s overlooked

Plenty of column inches are devoted to the uphill challenge young people face making their first step on to the property ladder, but less space is given to the problems of jumping on to the next rung. 

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Middle-class savers are now being caught by lifetime allowance stealth tax

Exceeding the lifetime allowance results in heavy tax charges when accessing your pension.

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Cash is king this Isa season as savers pull money out of the stockmarket

Despite the potential higher returns available through stockmarket investing, cash Isa sales have been booming. We explain why.

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Chart that tells a story: here’s why China’s market has bounced back in 2019

The turnaround can been seen as the result of a number of shifts in both policy and investor sentiment.  

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The fund managers that have delivered 1,000% plus returns

A total of five fund managers have produced returns of over 1,000% during their 20 or more years in charge.

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The most popular funds, shares and trusts with Sipp investors

The most popular investment type among Sipp investors was open-ended funds, accounting for 36% of assets.

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Take-home pay set to fall in April, as ‘free money’ for pensions increases

Take-home pay is set to fall from April 6, but this is actually good news over the long term, we explain why. 

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Five-fold increase in investment trust adviser purchases since commission ban

Purchases of investment trusts in 2018, however, did fall slightly below previous levels.

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Brexit uncertainty is holding back house price growth

Brexit uncertainty has hit the traditional spring property bounce, knocking thousands off house prices across the UK, analysis shows.

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Bargain Hunter: this trust is a long-term winner and rarely trades on a discount

Investment trust bargain hunter: a solid long-term performer, but only suitable for those with a good appetite for risk.

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