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Rising debt levels could trigger damaging downturn for financial markets

A new report finds global debt has ballooned since the financial crisis, which makes another downturn for financial markets look inevitable.

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Investment trust dividend heroes: 20 trusts that have raised payouts for at least two decades

Four investment trusts have a record of over 50 consecutive years of dividend growth, find out which trusts make the dividend hero league table. 

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Spring Statement 2019: we round up the predictions

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his second Spring Statement this week. What can we expect?

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Brexit uncertainty prompts drawdown investors to cut pension withdrawals

Analysis has found the average withdrawal under the pension freedoms is 4.7% - a third lower than a year ago.

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Three ways to take advantage of the ‘Brexit discount’

We take a look at three key areas fund managers are focusing their sights on, as they seek out bargains amid all the Brexit uncertainty.

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What can be done to get rid of the pensions gender gap?

Women’s pension pots are 40% smaller than men’s on average in the UK, according to a survey carried out by Profile Pensions.

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10 years of the bull market in US equities – how has the US market performed?

Despite being the longest, the current bull market is often also seen as the most 'unloved' in history.

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What cryptocurrency ‘boom’? No sign of one in the UK, says regulator

Top buying motivations was the urge to “get rich quick” and FOMO – “fear of missing out”.

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Government should encourage people to pass on wealth during their lifetime

Here’s why the current inheritance tax system needs an overhaul to bring it into line with shifts in social trends and encourage lifetime gifting.

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Fund sales flop for fourth month in a row: here’s what investors have been selling

According to the trade body’s latest figures for January 2019, funds saw a net negative outflow of £859 million.

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Is social impact investing really only for millennials?

Those aged 35 and older are at least as likely to want investments that have a positive impact as so-called millennials, those aged 25 to 34.

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