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Terry Smith steps back from investment trust: should investors vote with their FEET?

Since its launch in 2014, the trust has lagged both the emerging market indices and its sector peers.

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Brexit continues to weigh on London house prices

Property prices in London remained stagnant, while regional prices continue to bounce back. 

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Cryptocurrency scams are on the rise: three ways to avoid being duped

Over the past year, victims have lost over £27 million, on average £14,600 each.

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The world’s top 10 dividend-paying companies

The top 10 companies contributed 17% of all global dividends, the same proportion since 2016, totalling $45.18 billion.

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Just 1% of grandparents are taking advantage of this state pension perk

Thousands of grandparents who look after their grandchildren are missing out on a national insurance credit.

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MPs call for contingent charging ban on pension transfers

The Work and Pensions Committee has repeated calls to the Financial Conduct Authority to ban contingent charging for defined benefit pension transfer advice.

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DIY Investor Toolkit: investors should ignore most stockmarket adages

Kyle Caldwell on which market maxims are worth mulling over.

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Vodafone dividend cut: which UK shares might be next?

Vodafone’s cut might be a canary in the coalmine for FTSE 100 shares. 

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The investment trusts yielding more than 4%

Income seekers have richer pickings compared with three months ago, with there now being 31 investment trusts yielding more than 4%, up from 28 previously.

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Four warning signs a dividend cut is on the cards

Vodafone cut its dividend yesterday (14 May) and other big FTSE 100 names may soon follow suit. Here are four warning signs to spot a dividend cut in advance. 

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UK employment total hits record high as wage growth slows

The number of people in work rose by 99,000 in the three months to March to 32.7 million, although wage growth fell.

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As markets take a turn, investors flock to gold. Is this clever or foolish?

Hanging over markets is also the question of what comes next.

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