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Tom Sieber

  • Week in Review: Market panic over coronavirus

    28 February 2020 - Amid fears the coronavirus could have the same impact on the world economy as the financial crisis the FTSE 100 was on course for its worst weekly drop since the Eurozone debt crisis in 2011.

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  • Week in Review: Weak pound props up FTSE amid coronavirus warnings

    21 February 2020 - A mounting number of corporate warnings about the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak put pressure on global equities.

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  • Five places to invest your money

    Cash tucked away in a deposit account will offer very limited interest on your hard-earned savings. To generate a return ahead of rising prices it is worth considering putting your money to work in the financial markets instead.

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  • The importance of investment diversification

    When you’re looking for help with investing for later life, having a diverse portfolio can be a great option for managing risk and benefitting from long-term value. Get yourself on the right path for your investment journey.

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  • What are different types of ETFs

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a specific type of fund that, as their name indicates, can be traded like individual shares on a stock exchange such as the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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  • Letting Income Funds do all the work

    If you are new to investing or not yet confident in picking your own investments, then the idea of investing in a fund probably seems a step too far. When in fact, one of the easiest and quickest ways to start investing and generate a regular income is to invest in an income paying fund.

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  • Shares with high dividends. Good or bad sign?

    When it comes to dividends, understanding the difference between dividend yield and dividend growth can be a key factor when deciding what companies to invest in. Dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend paid per individual share by the current share price

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  • Lower risk investing

    Investing your money always involves an element of risk but investors have a wide variety of both higher risk and lower risk investments to choose from. At times of economic or market uncertainty ‘defensive’ stocks typically increase in popularity.

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  • The case for investing your cash

    A run of disappointing economic data from the UK is undermining the chances of the Bank of England hiking interest rates in the near feature. This will reinforce the very modest rates currently available from cash deposit accounts and is a clear reason to look again at the merits of instead investing your money in the markets.

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  • How to be a successful DIY investor

    Becoming a DIY investor means making your investment decisions without having to pay for financial advice. This might seem a daunting prospect, but this article will help you by equipping you with the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy.

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  • How to make your retired years golden - investing in retirement

    Many people focus on investing to reach retirement, but what about once you are retired? Investment can continue to play an important role in retirement, you may just need a new strategy.

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  • Why you need to be sensible when investing for retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process, not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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  • How to be a successful DIY investor

    Becoming a DIY investor means making your investment decisions without having to pay for financial advice. This might seem a daunting prospect, but this article will help you by equipping you with the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy.

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  • The cash conundrum: dealing with the cruelest tax

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the economic landscape of the last decade won’t need reminding that the value of investments can go down as well as up. One response to the possible volatility of financial markets would be to put all your cash in the bank as, in theory, this should be protected by a national compensation scheme.

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  • How to choose and open a Stocks and Shares ISA

    An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a flexible and tax-efficient vehicle. There are a number of ISA options available to investors. One of these is a £20,000 annual allowance for a cash ISA, which operates in much the same way as a typical savings account. Another is a stocks and shares ISA, which allows you to invest in a range of different asset classes and instruments.

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  • Shares with high dividends. Good or bad sign?

    When it comes to dividends, understanding the difference between dividend yield and dividend growth can be a key factor when deciding what companies to invest in. Dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend paid per individual share by the current share price

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  • Understanding property investments and building your fortune

    As an asset class it took a battering after Brexit but there are a number of reasons why investors might consider property as part of a diversified portfolio over the long-term.

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  • Why you need to be sensible when investing for retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process, not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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  • Why you need to be sensible when investing for retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process, not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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  • How to choose and open a Stocks and Shares ISA

    An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a flexible and tax-efficient vehicle. There are a number of ISA options available to investors. One of these is a £20,000 annual allowance for a cash ISA, which operates in much the same way as a typical savings account.

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  • The cash conundrum: dealing with the cruelest tax

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the economic landscape of the last decade won’t need reminding that the value of investments can go down as well as up. One response to the possible volatility of financial markets would be to put all your cash in the bank as, in theory, this should be protected by a national compensation scheme.

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  • Five places to invest your money

    Cash tucked away in a deposit account will offer very limited interest on your hard-earned savings. To generate a return ahead of rising prices it is worth considering putting your money to work in the financial markets instead.

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  • Lower risk investing

    Investing your money always involves an element of risk but investors have a wide variety of both higher risk and lower risk investments to choose from. At times of economic or market uncertainty ‘defensive’ stocks typically increase in popularity.

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  • The case for investing your cash

    A run of disappointing economic data from the UK is undermining the chances of the Bank of England hiking interest rates in the near feature. This will reinforce the very modest rates currently available from cash deposit accounts and is a clear reason to look again at the merits of instead investing your money in the markets.

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  • The importance of investment diversification

    When you’re looking for help with investing for later life, having a diverse portfolio can be a great option for managing risk and benefitting from long-term value. Get yourself on the right path for your investment management journey by providing exposure to a diverse range of asset classes in one go.

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  • Investment ideas to get the most out of your ISA

    In a lot of ways, setting up an ISA is the easy part. Once you’ve selected the right account for you, you can fund it with a lump sum if you have one at your disposal, or drip-feed cash into it on a monthly basis.

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  • What are different types of ETF

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a specific type of fund that, as their name indicates, can be traded like individual shares on a stock exchange such as the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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  • Letting Income Funds do all the work

    If you are new to investing or not yet confident in picking your own investments, then the idea of investing in a fund probably seems a step too far. When in fact, one of the easiest and quickest ways to start investing and generate a regular income is to invest in an income paying fund.

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  • How to be a successful DIY investor

    Becoming a DIY investor means making your investment decisions without having to pay for financial advice. This might seem a daunting prospect, but this article will help you by equipping you with the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy.

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  • Shares with high dividends. Good or bad sign?

    When it comes to dividends, understanding the difference between dividend yield and dividend growth can be a key factor when deciding what companies to invest in. Dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend paid per individual share by the current share price

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  • Five ways to diversify your portfolio using ETFs

    With so many exchange trade funds (ETFs) to choose from, sometimes it helps to have the choices narrowed down. In our latest guide investment experts, BlackRock, suggest five ways you can use ETFs to gain access to multiple companies, across multiple countries and regions and across multiple asset classes to help diversify your investments and spread your risk.

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  • What is a passive Mutual Fund?

    Keep more of your return with trackers. In the last two decades it has become possible for the likes of you or I to gain exposure to the markets without facing the hefty charges involved in buying actively managed funds.

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  • What is the true value of gold?

    Gold, which has limited industrial applications, tends to be in demand during periods of economic or geopolitical strife when inflation threatens paper currencies or there are significant falls in bond and equity markets.

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