Take Control of your Finances

Becoming a DIY Investor

Faced with high professional fees or precluded from financial advice, more and more people are taking personal control of their finances.

Whether looking to clear debt, save for a rainy day, invest for children, build a pension pot or generate income in retirement DIY Investor is here to help you every step of the way.

The site delivers information to experienced investors and education to those new to savings and investment; it unites a community of self-directed investors to consider challenges, share experiences and make informed investment decisions.

Learn to establish your financial goals, understand your attitude to risk and build a personal investment plan, then use technology to research, trade and monitor your investments.

Take Control of Your Finances

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Nobody Cares More About Your Money Than You

  Whether budgeting for a trip of a lifetime, helping children get on the property ladder or planning for retirement, we all have financial goals, and an ever increasing number of people are taking personal control of their finances with technology as the enabler. DIY Investor seeks to debunk the mystique that has traditionally shrouded the financial services sector and demonstrate that it is not difficult to get to grips with the basic principles of investing and investment products; online platforms now deliver access to market data, planning tools and trading technology that were once the preserve of the professional. Undoubtedly the first step is the hardest, but it will not take long to get to grips with core concepts and begin to grow in confidence as a DIY investor; this site will continue to deliver content from industry commentators and market participants, as well as practical experience from DIY investors, to help you on your journey. Once you take the plunge you’ll realise that much of an IFA’s work was formulaic and simple to replicate – set your financial objectives, understand your attitude to risk and construct a personal financial plan; then build a diverse portfolio of investments that are in line with your risk tolerance whilst delivering the desired end result. A recurring sentiment on bulletin boards is the sense of empowerment and liberation that comes with DIY investing and the platforms available now ensure that you can track your investments 24/7/365.diy investor Because nobody cares more about your money than you do.

Personal Finance 101

  Mr Micawber’s oft quoted recipe for happiness from David Copperfield is not a bad foundation for the DIY investor: ‘Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.’ Here we look at some of the basics you should consider before you start to build an investment portfolio. Old Wilkins clearly knew a thing about budgeting and a very good place to start a journey towards financial freedom is by setting a budget – spend less than you earn and save or invest the difference.   mr micawber   Read more    

Why be a DIY Investor?

  Whether budgeting for a trip of a lifetime, helping children get on the property ladder or planning for retirement, we all have financial milestones and objectives, and faced with the high cost of professional advice, an increasing number of people are deciding to take personal control of their finances; technology is the enabler. There is no doubt that the financial services sector, and in particular the City, have revelled in being impenetrable to the man on the street – with enlightenment and guidance come fat fees – but having scraped away much of its pomp and jargon, it is not difficult to get to grips with the basic principles of investing and investment products; online platforms now serve up market data, planning tools and trading technology that were once the preserve of the professional. diy wood   Read more  

Getting Started

  Once you have decided that you are ready to take control of your finances you may feel a mixture of euphoria and trepidation; it’s a momentous decision and one that comes with not little responsibility – after all, if it were to go wrong, you are the investment manager! Whilst every investor may differ slightly in terms of their personal circumstances, risk appetite and desired outcome, there are some fundamental considerations that should underpin any DIY investment strategy.   Building Blob   Read more      

Be Tax Smart

  The ‘Starbucks effect’ can cause the most mild mannered tax payer to mutter disapprovingly as international companies shuffle money around the world in search of optimum tax efficiency. The distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion is well made and the reason a household name such as Google employs legions of tax accountants is simple – it saves them a fortune. Whilst an adviser may not be able to totally relieve you of any tax burden, there is every chance that by ensuring that you pay no more tax than you need to, you could save thousands of pounds a year.   Tax efficient   Read more    

Making it Personal

  When you join DIY Investor we ask you about your financial objectives and we also invite you to answer a series of questions to indicate your attitude to risk; we do so because we believe that crowds make good decisions and that by bringing together people in similar circumstances it is possible for them to make informed investment decisions and achieve improved outcomes. Before getting to grips with the plethora of products that are available, the DIY investor should spend a little ‘me’ time – decide why you are investing in the first place, what your objectives are and what time horizons you have; work out what type of investor you are and what your stated appetite to risk feels like in reality – we would all like stellar returns with no risk, but if your investments keep you up at night you have gone out of your comfort zone. DIY Investor delivers information to experienced investors and it also delivers education to those new to savings and investment.   personalising   Read more  

Build a Balanced Portfolio

  Those seeking a better rate of return and to take more control of their financial future, could consider building their own investment portfolio. Many options exist in terms of ways to invest and account types, and these will be explored elsewhere on this site, but the key to a successful (profitable) strategy is the establishment of a balanced investment portfolio. However daunting it may sound, an investment portfolio is simply where you keep your money. If all your money is held as cash in your bank account, that’s your portfolio. But it’s not a smart investment portfolio and this site is designed to demystify investing and set you on your way to becoming a DIY investor.   Balanced Portfolio   Read more    

Investing for Children

  Those born between 1980 and 2000 are the first generation to reach adulthood in the new millennium and are generally portrayed as taking their financial future seriously despite facing considerable challenges. Average student debt now tops £40,000, wages have been squeezed, rents are high and property ownership a pipe dream for most. It is accepted that earlier and longer is rarely the wrong strategy when it comes to retirement planning, it is difficult for the millennials to look so far ahead and as a result, a survey bleakly described them as ‘Generation Lost’. With the average starting salary for a graduate in the UK at £28,000 any accusations of profligacy can be dismissed – the cost of everyday living now means that this is a generation with very little disposable income and it is now more important than ever that parents give their children a financial head start. DIY Investor looks at some of the options exist for those saving for children, primarily based around how much control the parent wishes to have over the investment and at what age they would like the resulting cash to be made available.   boys 7   Read more  

Compound Interest in Action

  How different could things have been if only we’d known about the power of compound interest; if only we’d known then that the most important factor in a successful investment strategy was its duration, then we’d have done things differently wouldn’t we? Compound interest is the multiplier effect of interest being earned on interest, over time; the higher the interest rate and the longer the period of saving or investment the greater the end result. And however tough we thought we had it, spare a thought for those recent graduates, trying to make their way in the world with the burden of student debt, astronomically high accommodation costs and constantly reminded that they will be facing abject poverty when they retire. It’s tough, but whether you are planning for your own financial future or looking to give a loved one a head start, compound interest comes as close as is possible to ‘money for nothing’   Albert Einstein   Read more      

In Praise of RDR

  In December 2012 the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the City regulator, introduced a package of important reforms which affected everyone saving for a pension or investing in an ISA. Following a spate of difficulties and miss-selling scandals, the financial services sector changed forever following the introduction of a package of important financial reforms known as the ‘retail distribution review’, or RDR.  

  • RDR turned the economics of the financial services industry on its head
  • professionalised the provision of financial advice
  • put the consumer in charge of how your money is spent.
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Previously, advisers have taken unseen commissions for recommending certain financial products to their clients; the ‘free’ advice that was being dispensed was nothing of the sort, and neither did the rate of commission bear any resemblance to the suitability or the performance of the products that were being recommended.   fees   Read more        

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Investing Basics: A simple guide to risk profiling

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Young Investor: Smarter investing in pursuit of financial independence

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Investing Basics: Portfolio management – should you stay or should you go?

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Financial education: money management for Gen Z

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Investing Basics: Investment Trust Sectors

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Study suggests millennials aren’t investing because they lack knowledge and confidence

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Investing Basics: Five simple investment rules

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DIY Investing Rules – OK? Part 2

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Focus on Funds: Why Fund Fees Are Important

Investors often assume their most important choice is where or what those funds invest in; fees

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Investing Basics: What age can I retire?

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Momentum is the simplest way to identify funds getting it right: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

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ETF portfolios versus active fund portfolios – who wins?

How does the active vs passive debate stack up when you take it to the portfolio level?

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Focus on Funds: Five key things to consider when investing in funds

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Seven key considerations for the income investor

Things to think of to make your investments pay from JP Morgan

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Momentum investing – how following a trend can work wonders for your retirement pot

Douglas Chadwick explains how DIY investors can make money in the stock market; ‘buy high and

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Retirement savings gap causes increasing numbers to consider equity release

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Investing Basics: Investing in your retirement

There are some important considerations to make when it comes to managing your pension or ISA pots

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Investing Basics: Investing in your 40s & 50s

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All Aboard: Momentum investing with the Flying Stocksman

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DIY investing: Making it personal

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DIY Investing: Core principles to help you rebuild your portfolio after the crisis

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The top 20 fastest-growing investment funds

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Money Basics: How much do I need to retire?

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Money Basics: Spender to Saver > Saver to Investor

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Go to work, don’t go to work: DIY Investor Magazine 25

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DIY pensions: Getting ready and retirement planning

Careful planning and understanding spending patterns can help to ensure your money lasts

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Not meeting your 2020 financial goals? Take a chill-pill and relax

Guest post from across the Pond by financial writer and 'debt fighter' Aiden White

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Property Funds: How much longer will investors be trapped?

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Epic Stock Market Crashes – How to take advantage of a recession

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Why I Opened Junior ISAs for My Children

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ETF portfolio management: Do-it-yourself or outsource it?

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Sep

Who Do You Trust in a Financial Crisis?

Uncertainty about levels of state support and mistrust of institutions fuel financial self-reliance

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Sep

Are you cut out to be a DIY Investor?

Large numbers using the current lock down to take personal control of their finances

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Investing Basics: How to choose an investment trust

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Key things DIY investors avoid to unlock success!

David 'DAN' Norman considers eight things that successful investors don't do

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Global perspectives- Global growth stocks over-hyped in 2020?

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Lockdown changed the world, and now ethical investing will too

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Focus on Funds: The Evolution of Multi-Asset

Square Mile Research considers a diverse, vibrant and strongly growing area of the market

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Lessons From the Fall of a Superstar Fund Manager

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Investing Basics: Income investing 101

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How to invest for income using an ISA

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Investing basics: Understanding cash flow

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Investing Basics: What is a P/E ratio and how to used it to create a fair value calculation for shares?

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Can your ETF portfolio withstand a crisis?

Low cost trackers perform well in rising markets; here are six steps to build in resilience

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Investing 101: Getting Started as a DIY Investor

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Active versus passive investing – selectivity required

Janus Henderson Investors believes that active management is key to achieving investors objectives

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DIY Pensions: The three stages of retirement planning

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‘An investor’s most powerful weapon is patience’*

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Investing styles: Core and satellite investing for your SIPP

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Sentiment Analysis: The power of the crowd

How sentiment analysis helps investors sift through information overload

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ETFs Versus Old-fashioned Tracker Funds

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Sep

Diversification – How many stocks should you hold in a DIY investment portfolio?

DIY investor Matt Bird shares his thoughts about constructing a well diversified and thereby risk

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Aug

On track: Why index investing is good for your ISA

Investing is like any other long term activity – it needs a clear destination or purpose

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Income Investors Battered as Dividends Dry Up; how have Equity Income Funds and Trusts performed?

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The fund sector topping the performance charts: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

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Drowning not Waving: Middle Class Debt is Rising

If you are affected, here are some options to consider to manage and clear debt

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Aug

Focus on Funds: How to select a fund

Georgette Harrison says there is some thinking to do before you get to the point of selecting a fund

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Aug

Financial Education: Why Become a DIY Investor?

Why more and more people are taking personal control of their finances

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Aug

High Five: Simple Rules for Successful Investing

FT journalist David Stevenson shares his five rules for successful investing

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Financial wellness: Open Banking and the rise of money management apps

A whole raft of apps are now available to help you track your spending, budget and save money

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Automated Solution for Millennials Seeking Ethical Investment Opportunities

Investors are increasingly looking for ways to make a positive impact on the world with their money

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Aug

Financial education: 62% of adults don’t understand the term ‘inflation’

OECD study poor levels of financial literacy and the need for more education and engagement

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An Introduction to Socially Responsible Investing with ETFs

Dominique Riedl of justETF shows how your portfolio can benefit the environment and society

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Do not look back too long: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

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15 Tips for millennials seeking to reduce the burden of debt and invest their way to financial independence

The FIRE movement spreads as the 'debt generation' take to financial self-reliance

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Outstanding Funds: Saltydog Investor’s 6×6 Report

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FIRE in your eyes? Invest in your financial education

Financially Independent, Retired Early - the self-reliance movement is gathering momentum

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Portfolio rebalancing: why it makes sense

To be a successful investor you should buy low and sell high, and rebalancing enables you to do

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Index Investing for the DIY Investor

Why low cost, passive investing could be the ideal solution for the time poor DIY Investor.

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Aug

Core and Satellite investing for the DIY investor using ETFs

Dominique Riedl explains how to pep up a Buy and Hold portfolio with exotic 'satellite' investments

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Aug

Saving vs. investing: Here are the key differences for managing your money

Guest post from our friends at Bankrate in NYNY, where they know a bit about investing

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Biotech: The high stakes investment theme where expertise is everything

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Aug

Should I consider ESG Funds in my ISA and SIPP?

Holly Thomas Suggests What to Consider as you Begin Your ESG Journey

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Aug

The importance of being idle: Part 2 – Patience and the DIY investor

Wheelie Dealer on patience and back to investing basics

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Aug

Dude, where’s my pension? Part 3 – charges and performance

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Aug

The importance of being idle: Part 1 – the power of patience for the DIY investor

Wheelie Dealer sees patience as a key skill for long term investors

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Aug

DIY Investing: ‘How I construct my equity portfolio’

Portfolio construction gets less attention than picking stocks but it can have a profound effect

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Jul

What is the case for gold?

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Jul

Behavioural Finance: Part 3 – Thinking outside the herd to give you the edge

How successful traders avoid emotional decision making and resist following the herd

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Dude, where’s my pension? – Part 2, what’s in the box?

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Jul

Behavioural Finance: Part 2 – staying humble can give you the edge

Behavioural finance is now a familiar term in the world of finance, but how can you its principles

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Jul

Dude, where’s my pension? Part 1 – the basics

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Jul

Behavioural Finance: Part 1 – how knowing your brain can give you the edge

Keep your head when all about are losing theirs; implement a long-term investing strategy to take

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27th


Jul

Personal Finance: Recession Proof Your Finances

The long-term financial impact of pandemic remains a worry; here’s how to get your finances in

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Jul

FIRED up to achieve financial independence

The growing movement to become Financially Independent, Retired Early

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Classic Investment Mistakes and how to Avoid Them – Part 3

Not selling poorly performing stocks, and mixing investment strategies

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Classic Investment Mistakes and how to Avoid Them – Part 2

Trying to time markets and failing to take profits

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Jul

Why bother investing? The power of compounding

Wheelie Dealer looks at long term investing returns and how you can work out when you can afford to

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Jul

FIRE in your hands: the road to financial independence

A look at the basics for those taking control of their financial future

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Classic Investment Mistakes and how to Avoid Them – Part 1

Looking at the investment chain and where things can go wrong

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Jul

Investing Basics: How much research should you do?

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Jul

First time investor: How to be a successful DIY investor

Guest post from EQi looks at the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy

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Jul

The Doctor will see you now: Money problems can affect physical and mental wellbeing

The Female Money Doctor explains why for some investors the only way is ethics

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Jul

Jam Tomorrow: Should you Consider Deferring Your Pension?

‘Deferring the state pension is essentially a gamble on your own life expectancy’

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Jul

Dangers of using social media for money matters

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Jul

How to make £100k without really trying: The miracle-gro of compound interest

How you can create serious wealth by starting early and letting Einstein's 'eighth wonder' get to

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Jul

DIY Investors Increasingly Fuelling Demand for Investment Trusts

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Jul

July Market: The UK Stock Market Almanac

Seasonality effects and anomalies that are seen in July

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Jul

Are funds good value for money?

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Jul

Investing in Asia, Emerging Markets or globally?

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Jul

Bargain Hunter, Part of the Herd or Lone Star; what is the Best Investment Strategy?

Muckler explains why building a portfolio is like picking a fantasy XV

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Jul

DIY investing: What is portfolio rebalancing?

A best practice recommended by many renowned investors strongly linked to the buy and hold approach

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Jul

Seven investment tips for the DIY investor

Seven short tips from legendary investor and founder of the first tracker fund, Jack Bogle

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Jul

How to prepare your portfolio for a recession

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Jul

Growing Number of Millennial Investors increases demand for ESG Investments

What the next generation of investors means for financial advisers

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Jun

Why ETFs and SIPPs make a great combination

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Jun

How advisors are engaging millennials and female investors in the States

Millennials set to control $30 trillion and women are increasingly financially engaged

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Jun

Compound Interest 101 – the gift that keeps on giving

Muckler makes no apology for taking another look at compound interest - the ‘eighth wonder of the

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Jun

Six of the best: potential pitfalls that can whack the unwary DIY investor

Why the British Army's 'Rule of the Seven Ps' could help you be a better investor.

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Jun

Double whammy for DIY investors as investments are diluted and income dries up

Relaxed rules on capital issuance see retail investors left out as institutional buyers clean up

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Jun

Personal Finance 101

Basics to consider before building an investment portfolio

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Jun

Self-invested pension: SSAS – who dares wins

With advantages in terms of control, flexibility and cost, for many business owners a SSAS is the

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Jun

Financial independence: trading or investing, which one’s better?

Humbug, the 'investor' in The Great British Trade Off considers the best method of wealth

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Jun

The True Cost of Buy-to-Let Property

Recent changes have altered the tax treatment of those investing in property and this infographic

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Jun

Why and how Statistics Matter to Investors

Some of the predominant issues regarding financial and economic statistics

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Jun

A personal journey from broke banker to financial independence

A brutally honest guest post from Melissa Blevins as she puts together a plan to get her financial

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Jun

As self-employed nears 5m, support for the little guys can be as Easy as 123

The 'gig economy' is on the rise and increasing numbers are choosing to go it alone

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Jun

Sticking to what you know – survey shows investors remain optimistic

Despite the dramatic falls experienced in the markets, EQi finds its clients have kept calm and

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Jun

Why it is important to diversify your investment portfolio in order to protect it

Dominique Riedl of justETF says diversification is a free lunch

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May

Millennials: Are you maximising your savings and investment opportunities?

A very basic introduction to savings and investment from True Potential Investor

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May

DIY investing: How to avoid emotional investing

Emotion can be your enemy; understanding is key to being a disciplined and profitable investor

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27th


May

Value Stocks are Underperforming… For Now

Guest post from across the Pond considering the relative prospects for growth and value stocks

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May

What’s the best way to get invested in equity markets?

Is it better to jump in all at once, to average-in over time, or to wait for a market correction?

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May

Coronavirus Lockdown Fuels Spike in DIY Investing

Huge increase in the number of people taking control of their finances and opening DIY investing

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May

The biggest recession since the Great Depression

Global Perspectives from Edison Investment Research considering the economic fallout from the

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May

How Much Risk can you Tolerate and how Does that Affect Your Investment Portfolio?

Why understanding your appetite to risk is so important and how to manage it

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May

Sell in May? Stock Market seasonality effects and anomalies

The UK Stock Market Almanac delivers some gems to give you a trading edge

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17th


May

Life as (Un)Usual: After the Lockdown, What Next for Investors?

What kind of world we will find when we are released – Which sectors will thrive and which have

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17th


May

Financial education: Part 7 – what young adults should know

More basics of money management on your journey to financial independence

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14th


May

Financial Education: Part 8 – Risk and Reward – Five Popular Portfolio Types

So you've decided to become a DIY investor - how to build a portfolio that achieves your goals and

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12th


May

‘Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery..’ Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

'...but let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and

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12th


May

IT Investor: Holding On Tight

After a few decades of investing, it’s tempting to think that you’ve seen it all...

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10th


May

Investing Basics: Income Investing 101

Is paying your bills and having enough income to live on more important than growing richer?

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6th


May

Financial Moves You Need to Make Before You Retire

Guest post from the US: Are you financially ready to say goodbye to your work life?

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6th


May

Twin Petes Investing podcast secures SharePad sponsorship

Twin Petes Investing’ announced today it has agreed a title sponsorship deal with investment data

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6th


May

Economic life after lockdown

What will the re-start look like in the short, medium and long-term?

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5th


May

What does defensive investing mean today?

Investors reflecting on the damage to their portfolios in recent weeks may be looking for a way to

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29th


Apr

Investing in a crisis: Worry, but don’t panic

The coronavirus is playing havoc with markets and our health and well-being; it is time to be

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25th


Apr

DIY Investor Magazine 24: Seeking certainty in the face of unknown unknowns

More people are taking personal control as DIY investing spikes in coronacrisis

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25th


Apr

DIY Investor Magazine Issue 24

Seeking certainty in the face of unknown unknowns; DIY investing spikes in coronacrisis

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25th


Apr

Hold Fast for Income

Investment trusts' revenue reserves could make them a vital stronghold for investors facing UK

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19th


Apr

Markets: An Asset Boom Could be on its way

Why has there been such a strong bounce before any sign that the economically catastrophic

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14th


Apr

Keeping money in a Cash ISA is a wasted opportunity; DIY investing can be plane sailing

Douglas Chadwick of Saltydoginvestor explains why savers could consider becoming investors

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13th


Apr

Financial Education: Part 1 – Before you Start Investing

Muckler helps those new to investing on a journey to financial independence

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12th


Apr

Children of the Revolution – Part 2 – How do we Get Out of This Place?

The outperformance of technology hints at an exciting possible future for the market when the virus

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25th


Mar

Thoughts of Saltydog Investor: I am starting to feel fed-up with feeling fed-up

Douglas' Tugboat Portfolio has ridden out three corrections and is set to make the most of the crash

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24th


Mar

Core and satellite – simple, effective DIY investing for your ISA or SIPP

David A Norman explains how to adopt a strategy used by the world's biggest investment funds

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24th


Mar

ISAs: The five key benefits

ISAs offer a flexible and tax-efficient way to invest. So what are the five key features that make

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21st


Mar

Investment Strategy: Diversification, Selectivity and Dynamism

'Extraordinary times' in financial markets - Yoram Lustig, The Investment Assets Handbook.

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20th


Mar

Seb is 27 and on the road to financial independence – here are his seven tips for young investors

Guest post from a young investor who intends to take personal control of his financial future

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16th


Mar

How to Make the Most of Your ISA Allowance

It's ISA season - when some finally get around to it, and the self-satisfied front load for the

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11th


Mar

Easy As 123: Why the self-employed must take control of their financial future

With the gig economy in the news, Lawrence Taylor explains 'mony a mickle maks a muckle'

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9th


Mar

Use it or Lose it: Pick the right ISA as the deadline approaches

DIY Investor’s at-a-glance guide to the now seven different ISA account types and what they may

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9th


Mar

‘You see who is swimming naked when the tide goes out’: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

Will Coronavirus trigger a correction, or a major market meltdown; will Douglas stick or twist?

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5th


Mar

Beware of the precious things: becoming a better DIY investor

Richard 'Greediz' Gould explains the psychological biases that can damage your wealth

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2nd


Mar

Remember Retail Bonds and ORB? You’re no Mr Bond Chancellor

There are rumours that the budget will announce a new exchange for retail bonds; Mr Bond has his say

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26th


Feb

Building a long-term real estate strategy

How ASI's UK Commercial Property REIT targets strong, sustainable and rising income return and

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23rd


Feb

Investing Basics: Building a Balanced Portfolio

DIY Investor looks at the key things to consider when constructing your investment portfolio.

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22nd


Feb

Is higher education a worthwhile investment?

Students can emerge £50k in debt + 6.3% p.a. - does the 'graduate premium' justify it?

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14th


Feb

Finding income that’s not scary and ugly

Lawrie Chandler looks at options for those seeking income from high quality sources

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13th


Feb

Free energy? You cannot get ought for nought: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

Science always assumed there was no such thing as free energy; will that be so in the future?

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10th


Feb

Ethical Investing: ESG Investments Deliver Strong Returns

Previously, investors putting their money where their values were may have missed out on returns;

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9th


Feb

Best-buy Lists: We need to Talk About Bad Press

Hargreaves Lansdown got plenty of stick for its relationship with Woodford; not all justified,

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8th


Feb

Financial education: Part 6 – investment options

An introduction to four fundamental investments types - shares, bonds, property and cash

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5th


Feb

Financial Education: Part 5 – Do it Yourself, Do it With me, Do it For me – just don’t do nothing!

So you've decided to become an investor in pursuit of financial independence, but which way's best?

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2nd


Feb

Markets: Is it time to run away?

With a sense of complacency in the air, Kepler's analysts debate the best ways to shore up your

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30th


Jan

The outlook for healthcare stocks in 2020

The threat of pharma reform is prompting more innovation, which could help drive growth over the

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28th


Jan

Financial education: Part 3 – more basics of investing

Muckler helps those new to investing on a journey to financial independence

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26th


Jan

Financial education: Part 2 – a beginners’ guide to investing

Muckler helps those new to investing on a journey to financial independence

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15th


Jan

Trapped investors’ anger at further delay; Woodford takes multi-million pound bonus

FCA to look at regulatory regime around liquidity and investment platforms' 'best buy' lists

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12th


Jan

Disruption: driven by technology

Ben Rogoff of Polar Capital Technology Trust says technology as an investment sector is in a good

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4th


Jan

Crystal Balls – Investment trust picks for 2020 from Kepler

Drunk on our success in choosing funds to perform well in 2019, the team at Kepler Trust

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2nd


Dec

Is Financial Independence a myth?

Semi-retired Humbug asks whether it is possible to achieve true independence or whether he's struck

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25th


Nov

Investment Trusts That Have Flourished Since the Brexit Vote

UK Equities are Relatively Unloved; Here Kepler Identifies Companies That Have Found Outstanding

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20th


Nov

Investing in funds using charts

Humbug now invests in funds rather than shares - here he explains how he trades momentum

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14th


Nov

Regulator warns investors to diversify and avoid excessive risk to protect their nest eggs

Chair o FCA warns investors of ‘putting all their eggs in one high-risk basket, like a minibond

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9th


Nov

6 of the best investment solutions for your capital

Harneet Bhari of SAMT AG considers funds, equities, gold, property, bonds and passives

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6th


Nov

FCA addresses issue of illiquid assets in open-ended funds post-Woodford

The IA is developing a a new structure called a ‘long-term asset fund’ for illiquid assets

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1st


Nov

When the Market Goes to Hell in a Handcart

The Nimble Trader looks at how groups of investors may react when the inevitable happens

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28th


Oct

Why Gatekeepers Need Europe Right Now…

Despite the government’s attempts to extricate the UK from the EU, as investors we remain

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22nd


Oct

Global warning: the case for low carbon investing to counter climate change

​​Hamish Chamberlayne of Janus Henderson says climate change is the biggest investment issue of

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20th


Oct

Why Inflation is bad for so Many People

Guest post addressing the major economic swizzle that inflation is good for us

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10th


Oct

3 things you should know before introducing P2P lending to your investment portfolio

Guest post from Lending Works explaining the basics of marketplace lending

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1st


Oct

Money management: Five ways technology can help you get your money under control

Guest post from Muckle looking at new apps that allow you to better control your money

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24th


Sep

The FIRE Movement – America’s Hottest New Trend in Personal Finance

Stateside increasing numbers seek to be financially independent, retired early: and its coming here

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18th


Sep

DIY Investing for the long term

Why 'time in the market' is more important than timing the market and the importance of

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10th


Sep

Digital Banking: End of the Beginning for Monzo

Challenger Bank With Cult Following Looks to Attract Older, Wealthier Clients

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6th


Sep

Thoughts of Saltydog Investor: ‘To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive…..

......and the true success is to labour. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

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25th


Aug

DIY Investing: Don’t wait for a stock market crash to plan ahead

How to ensure that your portfolio is ready should the market face a 'correction'

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11th


Jul

Simple DIY Investing with Vanguard LifeStrategy Funds

A Low-cost, Flexible Investment Strategy for Life just got cheaper

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7th


Jul

Post-university: financial planning sooner rather than later

Young Brits are being told they need to save 18% of their salary to have an 'acceptable' pension

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23rd


Jun

Financial wellness: Fintech spells the end for ‘monogamous banking’

Open banking gives consumers a holistic view of their financial well-being

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22nd


Jun

How open banking and robo advice are changing our relationship with money

Changes to regulations and advances in technology are changing the banking industry as we move

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16th


Jun

Pensions – Expectations vs. Reality: The increasing gap affecting retirement

The biggest thing you need to save for could be bigger than you think

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9th


Jun

Case study: SIPP, ISA or both?

Selftrade customer Leah has an ISA and a SIPP; here she explains her investment strategy

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7th


Jun

THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL TREND INVESTING

Douglas Chadwick of Saltydog Investor explains the theory and benefits of momentum trading

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28th


May

It’s all a Matter of Trust

How well managed investment companies can deliver the right balance of income and growth.

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21st


May

Global markets: Good news, bad news and walls of worry

Markets are generally on the up, but Erik Knutzen sees much skepticism from investors

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21st


May

EPIC for income

Ediston Property Investment Company delivers monthly income with firm foundations

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14th


May

‘The industry’ gains as savers lose out: Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

Tax efficient wrappers are only of benefit if there are profits to be taxed - and other stories

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7th


May

Scam-a-lot: how to protect yourself against fraud

UK bank customers lost £500m to scams in just six months; here are some tips

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6th


May

Survey highlights financial advice gap as young investors miss out

Nutmeg voices approval as FCA launches investigation and pledges to make advice available to all

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20th


Apr

From Cradle to Later Life, SIPPs Offer a Lifetime Solution

Francis Moore looks at the pension regime and explains why you may consider a SIPP

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11th


Apr

£50,000 of Debt at 8x Base Rate – Loan Sharks? No, Student Finance

Muckler looks at the double whammy of increasing tuition fees and punitive interest rates

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6th


Apr

Can you afford your retirement plans?

Survey suggests that dreams of the round-the-world cruise may be sinking fast

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6th


Apr

As Britain’s debt mounts money worries prevent pension saving

Survey identifies increasing levels of concern as household debt and consumer credit rocket

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17th


Mar

Investing Basics: Mutual Funds 101

Focus on Funds Magazine - Passionate about active investment management

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13th


Mar

FIRE in your eyes: How to achieve financial independence at any age

Financially Independent, Retired Early - the FIRE movement is big in the US and it's coming to

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12th


Feb

Need for financial education never greater as marketers seek to engage Millennials in savings and investment

Under considerable financial duress, Millennials say lack of knowledge prevents them form investing

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8th


Feb

Saving up and drawing down; should you cash in a DB pension?

With transfer values at record levels what should you consider before leaving a final salary scheme?

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30th


Jan

Inequality and taking financial control

New survey shows that pensioners' income now outstrips that of those of working age

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28th


Jan

DIY investing: The new rule of financial self-reliance

Europeans are revolting - Muckler suggests it is time to take personal control of your finances

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24th


Jan

Research suggests competition in the DIY investing market not working as well as it should

Boring Money study says wide variation in fees charged by platforms could be costing investors dear

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18th


Jan

What can we expect in 2019? Thoughts of Saltydog Investor

Doubt is an uncomfortable position but certainty is a ridiculous one. (Voltaire)

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16th


Jan

DIY investing giant whittles down selected funds list to Wealth 50

Favourites lists to help investors identify well performing and appropriate collective investments

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8th


Jan

January Market: The UK Stock Market Almanac

Seasonality effects and anomalies that are seen in January

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18th


Dec

RM Funds: Targeting long term, stable and predictable returns

James Robson explains how RM Funds use lower risk real estate, infrastructure & alternative

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16th


Dec

A tale of two sisters and successful wealth creation

JP Morgan explains the power of compounding in long term wealth creation

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8th


Dec

Junior ISA Offers Tax Efficiency to the Bank of Mum and Dad

How can you give your child a financial headstart?

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4th


Dec

The importance of being idle: Part 2 – patience and the DIY investor

Wheelie Dealer says stay calm and take your time for long term successful investing

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29th


Nov

‘Taxes, death and trouble’ in the gig economy

HMRC comes out swinging for the self-employed

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1st


Nov

Back to the future as Nutmeg trials financial advice

Robo advice pioneer set to 'open up the market' by offering low cost financial advice

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25th


Oct

Active vs passive: as the cost of actively managed funds falls, passives continue to grow

Report shows active fees have reduced by 20%, but ETFs and trackers continue to take market share

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23rd


Oct

Generating an income from investments

With interest rates on savings near zero, how can you find income generating investments?

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11th


Oct

Investing basics: How those seeking income can participate in the dividend bonanza

Dividends are at record levels; those seeking income can choose individual equities or UK Equity

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17th


Sep

Wonga? Pah! Here comes Student Loans Company

As interest rates hit 6.3% Muckler takes another look at student loans; has he mellowed?

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11th


Sep

Consistency and patience in a changing world: Jupiter European Fund

Jupiter's longest serving fund manager's steady approach has returned 14.8% annual growth over ten

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8th


Sep

Investment trusts for income

Investment trusts can help savers struggling with low returns, and rising inflation to preserve

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20th


Aug

Investing in funds using charts

Humbug - the 'investor' in The Great British Trade Off, explains how he aggressively invests in

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25th


Jul

City watchdog challenges DIY investment platforms on fees and transparency

FCA wants more competition and transparency as £500bn platform business doubles in 5 years

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24th


Jul

The Lady’s not for Investing: Survey reveals 56% of women are failing to save for retirement

YouGov survey reveals women miss out on long term investment growth potential due to lack of

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22nd


Jul

Searching for Yield? You Need to Look Hard to Find it.

Angus Campbell looks at some possible sources of income

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18th


Jul

How the DIY investor can neutralise the market….Safely

Dr Fred Piard - ‘The Lazy Fundamental Analyst’ - introduces his market neutral portfolio

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22nd


Jun

‘We don’t do frugal’: Seeking financial independence

Humbug and Fagin are contestants in The Great British Trade Off - and out to make

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15th


Jun

Finding value in American growth – expensive but well set?

Alex Crooke of The Bankers Investment Trust believes the US could outperform

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11th


Jun

Can we afford to ignore 22.5% of world markets? Investing in financials

Nick Brind of Polar Capital Global Financials Trust considers the prospects for the sector

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10th


Jun

Market view – the coming emerging markets meltdown

Matein Khalid says those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them

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20th


May

The Rich List is evidence that capitalism isn’t broken

94 per cent of the 1,000 people on the Rich List are self-made writes Tim Worstall

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19th


May

Postcard from Brazil

Scottish Investment Trust has been to São Paulo and Brasilia looking for signs of a turnaround

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18th


Mar

Evolution of a DIY Investor

Wheelie Dealer on his ‘obsession’ with short index trades and ‘cutting out the noise’

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13th


Mar

‘Might does not make right, it makes reality’: Investing in Southern Africa

Douglas Chadwick sees signs of improvement in Zimbabwe and SA and considers options for investors

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3rd


Mar

Personalised investment management – three unstoppable forces & Object-Oriented Investing

Three powerful forces are re-shaping investment and wealth management and AI is allowing more

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6th


Feb

Goldilocks, two bears and a bull

Richard Buxton tells his version of the classic 19th Century fairy tale.

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27th


Jan

Active vs. passive – who or what should make your investment decisions?

In the world of investing, the debate between active and passive rages on like no other, but which

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21st


Jan

Millennials embrace robo advice as they take control of their financial future

Early adopters were more mature, wealthier investors; now tech savvy millennials are joining in

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14th


Jan

Interest rates higher in 2018, perhaps faster than you think

Views on the UK in 2018: Alastair Gunn and Rhys Petheram, Jupiter Asset Management

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31st


Dec

2017 – a year of political mayhem but soaring markets: 2018 – back to basics, Lucky Jim or Bitcoin?

DIY Investor's Steve Haysom looks back to a year of political turmoil but market strength

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27th


Nov

‘Resetters’ taking more control of their lives on the road to financial independence

Study reveals an unprecedented number of people making fundamental changes to their lives

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3rd


Nov

As interest rates rise, what is the big picture?

0.25% rise aims to curb inflation as FTSE rises on strength of weak sterling

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10th


Oct

What Millennials can learn from Generation X

Older generations outflank millennials when it comes to wealth, investment and risk

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9th


Oct

The rise of the gig economy and the need for financial self-determination

As employment and certainty yields to flexibity and possible insecurity, education will be key

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18th


Sep

Investment styles – is there a catalyst for change?

Liz Rees of Willis Owen looks at the different investment styles adopted by funds and what may

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6th


Sep

The anatomy of a British Pound collapse

Matein Khalid of the Property Chronicle looks at the prospects for sterling

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4th


Sep

Good news for income investors as dividends hit record highs

Mark Riding of Dividendmax reports that ordinary share dividends increased 7.8% year on year

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7th


Aug

‘Peak’ everything? After the crash

John Pattullo of Janus Henderson looks at sectors that have peaked and the effect of the sharing

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26th


Jul

As investors flock to DIY platforms, City watchdog launches probe into charges and transparency

FCA to ensure 'wealthtech' platforms deliver good value to investors

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5th


Jul

The Inequity of Soaring Student Debt

As the Institute of Fiscal Studies says poorest students will owe £57,000, Muckler reports that

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27th


Jun

Healthcare Transformation Creates New Opportunities

Daniel Mahoney PhD, Fund Manager Polar Capital Healthcare Team

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10th


Jun

UK Election 2017 – risks and opportunities

Janus Henderson investment experts look at the impact on their asset classes

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4th


Jun

June Market: The UK Stock Market Almanac 2017

Seasonality effects and anomalies that are seen in June

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26th


May

Moore on Personal Finance: Ahead of the General Election

Francis Moore looks at the 'dementia tax', active vs passive investing and strolls down memory lane

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2nd


May

BOMAD now ninth biggest mortgage lender

Millennials increasingly depend upon parental contributions to get on the housing ladder

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23rd


Apr

Another Political Surprise or Predictable Political Manoeuvring?

Muckler asks what a General Election will mean for investors?

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10th


Apr

Brexit – Deal or no Deal?

Paul O’Connor of Henderson Global Investors examines the implications of the UK triggering

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27th


Mar

Europe in a world of ‘alternative facts’

Henderson's Tim Stevenson says Europe is in the eye of a very unfamiliar storm

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22nd


Mar

Forget what could go wrong for Europe. What could go right?

Stephen Macklow-Smith, Portfolio Manager for the J.P. Morgan European Investment Trusts, argues

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3rd


Mar

Hey, big spender: the fiscal story behind the political noise

Chris Forgan of Henderson Global Investors assesses what President Trump could mean for markets

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27th


Jan

Micro-investing apps and Robo-advisers Give Millennials the Savings and Investment Habit

Student debt, squeezed wages and housing costs make it tough, but the next gen are saving and

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24th


Jan

Economic and Political Implications of a Hard Brexit

Ryan Boothroyd and Mitul Patel consider the effects of PM Theresa May's announcement

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16th


Jan

How Can Investors Prepare for an Increasingly Unpredictable Landscape in 2017?

Angus Campbell of Stature PR makes the case for the defence

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8th


Jan

2016 – a Bumper Year for the Dividend Investor

Mark Riding of DividendMax explains where the smart money was

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23rd


Dec

The Trump Effect – what can we Expect from the ‘Hair Apparent’?

Mike Franklin of Beaufort Securites mulls over US foreign and domestic policy and considers the

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19th


Dec

Shaken and Stirred: 2016 was tricky for Bonds and Equities

Mike Franklin asks will the ‘Trump Effect’ create a Casino Royale in 2017?

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1st


Dec

The Quest for Income: Market Place Lending Comes of Age

The launch of the Innovative Finance ISA has taken P2P lending into the mainstream

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23rd


Nov

JAM Today as Chancellor Ditches Pledge to Balance the Books by 2020

Hammond readies economy for Brexit and helps those Just About Managing

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22nd


Nov

Micro-investing: Just Don’t do Nothing

DIY Investor looks at the way wealth mangers are trying to engage millennials

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22nd


Oct

Half of Savers Getting Poorer Following Inflation Hike

Just 266 out of 644 savings accounts match or beat inflation

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3rd


Oct

INVESTING FOR CHILDREN – SPECULATE TO ACCUMULATE?

DIY Investor and guest columnist Dianne P with a very personal approach to saving for children -

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29th


Sep

Digging Deeper – Berkeley Energia

DIY Investor Takes a Close Look at the AIM-listed Uranium Miner to see what's attracting the

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26th


Sep

BATS CHALLENGES FTSE100 MONOPOLY & REDEFINES THE MARKET

Bats indices to revolutionise investors’ view of the market, improve transparency and drive down

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3rd


Sep

11 Steps to Stock Market Success

From the late Jim Slater, creator of Company REFS

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1st


Sep

Well on Track – DIY Investors ‘Flock’ to Passive Investments

Hargreaves Lansdown sees the number of its clients investing in trackers double

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1st


Sep

Boxing Clever – App Introduces Millennials to Savings and Investment

Moneybox launches smartphone app to allow users to invest 'change'

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31st


Aug

BOMAD to Lend to Other People’s Children?

No joy with the Bank of Mum and Dad? try asking someone else's parents to help you buy your first

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26th


Aug

Savers hit as Nat West Scoops Prize for Most Mingy Cash ISA

A perfect storm of falling rates and rising inflation means that savers are in for a torrid time

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21st


Aug

The Not Much Help to Buyers ISA

500,000 first-time buyers told they cannot use savings as deposit on homes

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20th


Aug

Are property funds still worth considering?

Willis Owen Research Analyst Fiona Liu looks at property funds post-Brexit

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19th


Aug

New Robo-adviser Munnypot ‘Like Nothing Else on the Market’

WhatsApp-style Adviser Seeks to Address 'Sky-High-Fees'

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4th


Aug

Bank of England Seeks to Calm Brexit Jitters

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28th


Jul

Brexit and the DIY Investor; it’s all About Control

Muckler looks at the challenges facing investors in times of uncertainty

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25th


Jun

Selftrade: ETFs ‘Best’ for Investors

Online broker cuts commission and introduces comparison tool

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15th


Jun

Not Shaken, Not Stirred: Woodford Pledges to Keep Calm and Carry on – in or out

It will be business as usual in Oxford as he won’t be changing a single constituent of his

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14th


Jun

Bats to the Future – ‘BUK100’ launches to Rival FTSE Dominance

Bats Europe seeks to break FTSE 'monopoly' in the UK and deliver improved service and keener prices

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8th


Jun

Campaign to get Sisters Doing it for Themselves

A campaign has been launched to encourage British women to engage with savings and investment after

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23rd


May

Eyes Wide Shut? – Muckler Urges Caution for P2P Investors Seeking Income

‘Investors face potential losses when the loans they have bought are down-valued’ - sound

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18th


May

Are Banks and Investment Houses Facing Extinction?

As the world economy edges towards low inflation and low growth, Mark Pearson looks at the forces

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5th


May

Bank of Mum and Dad to Review Lending policy?

Contributions to fund house purchase now 50% of total wealth and unsustainable

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26th


Mar

A Pension, an ISA or a LISA?

With the launch of the Lifetime ISA, young savers now have another option for retirement planning

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14th


Mar

Cutting the Cost of Advice

FCA seeks to encourage universal access to affordable financial advice

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3rd


Mar

The UK Stock Market Almanac 2016

Seasonality effects and anomalies in the UK stock market

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2nd


Mar

Investing for Children – As ‘Generation Y’ Fronts up to Tough Times

Those born between 1980 and 2000 are the first generation to reach adulthood in the new millennium

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2nd


Mar

Be Tax Smart

Death and taxes may be unavoidable, but don't pay more than you need to

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1st


Mar

Make your Portfolio Tax Efficient

Make sure your portfolio is as efficient as possible by making best use of all available allowances.

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1st


Mar

Going Global in the Hunt for Sustainable Dividends

Good quality companies can now be found paying dividends in a range of sectors around the world.

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10th


Feb

Now is the Time to Become a D.I.Y. Momentum Investor

How Saltydog's fund analysis helps momentum investors

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5th


Nov

Retirement Realities: What Lies Beneath the Income Gap?

A recent survey has revealed the gap between expectations and reality in retirement.

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4th


Nov

Seeking Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Some lateral thought in the pursuit of reliable income.

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1st


Nov

Does Wheatley’s Removal from FCA Signal a new era in Investment?

City Grump contends that 'different leadership' can be the catalyst to take British companies

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20th


Oct

The Road to Becoming a D.I.Y. Investor is Paved with Good Intentions

How Saltydog's fund performance analysis helps you make smart investment decisions

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6th


Oct

ETF Portfolio Investing Made Simple

Dominique Riedl of justETF, explains why he thinks ETFs are the right choice for DIY investors

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27th


Oct

Enjoy Flexible Income in Retirement – But Don’t Lose Focus on the Taxman

Those taking advantage of pension reform are urged to be wary of the taxman

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22nd


Feb

In Praise of the Retail Distribution Review

The Financial Services Authority changed the financial services landscape forever with RDR

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