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How wealth and multi-asset managers are playing a volatile October

Asset allocators had a torrid time earlier this month as the FTSE slumped below 6,100 for the first time since spring 2013. Here five wealth and multi-managers reveal how they responded.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks experienced some selling pressure on Friday morning after rising to their highest in two weeks, as renewed concerns about the spread of Ebola weighed on market sentiment.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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'Goldilocks' UK sees Q3 GDP growth slow to 0.7%

UK GDP growth stood at 0.7% in the third quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), down from 0.9% in Q2 but in line with economists' expectations.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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How to invest in whisky

If you buy carefully and can manage to keep your collection away from thirsty guests, whisky can be an interesting alternative investment option.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: Has Tesco hit rock bottom yet?

Brokers give their verdict on Tesco's interim results.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Lloyds expected to cut another 9,000 jobs in digital push

Lloyds is expected to cut a tenth of its entire workforce, amounting to around 9,000 jobs, in a digital push over the next three years.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Tesco scraps full-year update as chairman prepares to step down

Tesco has scrapped its full-year trading update and its chairman is to step down as it deals with the fallout from the accounting scandal which left a £263m black hole in its balance sheet.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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BLOG: How to protect your portfolio against volatile markets

"For more than two years now, stock markets around the world have risen with barely a pause for breath. After such a period the last couple of weeks have come as a shock, but we should not forget that market ups and downs are what we should expect."

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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Equity income investment trusts show strong growth

Research into the performance of UK equity income-focused investment trusts shows that annual income has grown by an average of 5% per year for more than 20 years, 2% ahead of inflation.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks opened with small losses on Wednesday as investors paused for breath following a surge the previous session.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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BLOG: Scaling up: Are funds becoming too large?

As the big continue to get bigger, industry commentators address the issue of whether the rise of super-sized funds is healthy or a hindrance for investors.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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Ten greatest financial fears

As Halloween looms, a survey by Ocean Finance has showed people’s greatest financial fears, with fraud at the top of the list.

ISAs | 22 Oct 2014
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Markets rally as ECB starts bond buying programme

Markets across Europe have rallied this morning following confirmation the European Central Bank (ECB) has started buying covered bonds.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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BLOG: Weakening dividend payouts

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown, gives his verdict on the news that dividend payouts from UK companies are losing momentum.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014

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