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No Santa rally? There was for these FTSE 100 shares

A handful of mining shares on the FTSE 100 had a Santa rally of their own.

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Think tank calls for Lifetime Isa and Help to Buy Isa to be scrapped

The Resolution Foundation, a respected think tank, has labelled the Lifetime Isa and Help to Buy Isa

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Top 10 most popular funds – December 2018

Tracker funds have become more prominent in our most popular funds table supplied by interactive investor, our parent company. 

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Thousands of bereaved spouses fail to take advantage of Isa tax loophole

Grieving partners could be incurring unnecessary tax bills because they fail to take advantage of Isa transfer allowance.

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Will the FTSE 100 slump to 6,000 or rise to 8,000 in 2019?

Investors are split on whether they expect the FTSE 100 to post gains in 2018, according to a poll conducted by interactive investor, the parent company of Money Observer.

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Can you rely on the ‘January effect’?

The first month of the year is famous for the ‘January effect’, which describes the tendency of small-cap stocks to outperform large caps, but is the phenomenon breaking down?

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The best- and worst-performing stockmarkets in 2018

Returns for the best-performing regions in 2018 were considerably lower than those for 2017.

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The top 15 performing investment trusts of 2018

Due to market volatility, the best-performing investment trusts of 2018 were not the big name equity trusts that topped the table last year.

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Why were Waspi women’s state pension age change complaint cases closed before judicial review?

The chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee has asked for confirmation of the number of cases closed following the announcement of the judicial review.

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Pension cold-calling to be banned from January

A ban, which has been in the works for two years, was announced on Twitter and will come into force on 9 January.

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The top 10 funds that grabbed financial advisers’ attention in 2018 

FE looked at the fund factsheets that attracted the most adviser interest this year and income funds dominated, with five of the top 10 targeting dividend-paying equities.

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Did you back a loser? The 10 worst-performing funds in 2018

In what has been a tricky year for investors to make money, we reveal the 10 worst-performing funds of 2018, which have all racked up losses of more than 20% year-to-date.

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