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Bank of England and FCA mull new rules for open-ended funds

The Bank will look into the costs and benefits of introducing longer redemption periods for funds

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Three bargains in the UK investment trust discount aisle

Bargain Hunter: On the whole investors continue to ignore their home market, but for those looking to increase exposure there are plenty of discount opportunities.  

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There’s plenty of ‘cheap’ UK shares for bottom-fishing investors

Chart that tells a story: the number of UK companies trading on a low price-to-earnings ratio.

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Stampede out of active funds as investor withdrawals hit three-year high

This rate of withdrawal has seen passively managed funds continue to gain market share.

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The long-term cost of failing to reinvest dividends

DIY Investor Toolkit: not reinvesting dividends could result in a significantly smaller portfolio.

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Pension tax fears blamed for spiralling NHS waiting lists

The refusal of senior doctors to take on additional shifts has led to waiting lists for routine surgery increasing by as much as 50% in some parts of the country.<

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The most consistent investment trusts over the past decade

Analysis by the Association of Investment Companies reveals the top 20 most consistently outperforming investment companies over the past 10 years.

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Aim shares could lose inheritance tax break in rule shake-up

Gifting rules could also be overhauled and replaced with a single personal gift allowance under proposals by the Office for Tax Simplification.

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The best and worst FTSE 100 shares so far this year

In the first six months of 2019, the blue chip index has managed to return investors an impressive 10.4%.

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Top 10 most popular funds: June 2019

The table was dominated by active funds run by respected fund managers and several passive strategies.

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Top 10 most popular investment trusts - June 2019

Woodfords woes presented a buying opportunity for some investors, sending Woodford Patient Capital to the top of the list. 

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Best-performing funds and markets in first half of 2019

In this year’s market turnaround, who’s done the best?

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