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Active funds beat passive funds, until you factor in fund fees

The outperformance of active funds is flattened once the average active fund fee of 1% is included. 

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A weak pound helped UK investors make money in international stocks in 2018

Sterling investors were best off when compared to investors in other currencies, such as the US dollar and the euro.

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Why Apple's troubles are not over yet

The smartphone market is struggling, with market penetration moving towards saturation and sales becoming stagnant. Should investors now dump Apple?

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Pricey premiums: 12 investment trusts with expensive price tags

For investment trusts trading on a high premium – 5% or higher as a rule of thumb – it is generally not a good idea to buy because such premiums tend not to be sustainable over the long term.

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VCT demand looking strong, despite rule changes

Experts say if the the past two tax years are anything to go by, popular VCT offers will fill up quickly.

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Pension cold calls are now illegal, but here’s why they won’t completely stop

From today, households receiving cold calls about pensions should simply hang up the phone.

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Hargreaves Lansdown launches Wealth 50 fund idea list

Hargreaves Lansdown says that behind the move to create a sm

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Young fear state pension will vanish before they retire

Many young people are losing confidence in receiving a state pension when they are older, with many doubting that it will exist at all, research reveals.

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interactive investor launches new Super 60 funds and trusts list

interactive investor has launched the ‘Super 60’, a high-conviction list of investment ideas, including open-ended funds, investment trusts and ETFs.

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What will the Single Financial Guidance Body do for you?

The SFGB is intended to streamline the work of three different financial help bodies.

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Why it makes sense to buy gold at the start of 2019

Gold is one of the relatively few assets that is uncorrelated to the performance of equity markets.

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Most popular investment trusts – December 2018

Despite market volatility, investors appear to have held firm in their investment trust choices. 

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