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Woodford launch sends IMA UK Equity Income sales to record high

Net retail sales of UK equity income funds hit a record high of £1.4bn last month, according to the Investment Management Association, as Neil Woodford's new fund provided a boon to the sector.

Investments | 29 Jul 2014
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Share Centre reveals top funds for June

The Share Centre has revealed the most popular funds on its platform in June. Andy Parsons, head of investment research at the group, gives his views.

Investments | 29 Jul 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Strong gains from GKN, Next and Mondi helped UK markets higher on Tuesday morning, with stocks tracking gains in the US and Asia overnight.

Markets | 29 Jul 2014
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Bite-sized investment wisdom - A layman's introduction to investment risk

Every investor would like a 10% per year return while taking no risk at all. Unfortunately, that never happens.

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
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BNY Mellon launches investment guide for women

BNY Mellon has produced a free ‘Guide to Investing for Women' to provide an introduction to investing and looking at some of the practical considerations.

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Do you need to worry about an interest rate rise?

Higher interest rates now appear to be a genuine and looming possibility. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, said this week that keeping interest rates at their current level risked a dangerous housing bubble, which may ultimately prompt a return to recession. It is that time of year when most people are more interested in sangria than savings rates, but should people be concerned?

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
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Results round-up: Companies to watch this week

It's a rip-roaring week for the markets as many major companies prepare to report their results to investors.

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

The Footsie was trading little changed early on in the session, ahead of what was set to be a busy week, particularly in the latter half.

Markets | 28 Jul 2014
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Sanlam’s reveals its fund Black List

Funds from BlackRock and J.P. Morgan have been added to Sanlam Private Investment’s bi-annual list of underperforming income portfolios after a tough year for some of their mandates.

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
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Schroders, Jupiter, and Henderson dominate Chelsea’s buy list

Funds from Schroders, Jupiter, and Henderson Global Investors are dominating Chelsea Financial Services’ new ratings service, FundCalibre.

Fund Performance | 28 Jul 2014
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FCA warns over corporate bond fund risks

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a fresh warning to consumers about the risks of investing in corporate bond funds.

Investments | 25 Jul 2014
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Product launches of the week

ASDA Money's new 'pay for what you need' home insurance policy is just one of many new financial products on offer this week.

Credit Cards & Loans | 25 Jul 2014
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The roadmap for fixed income

Fixed income investors are wondering how to read the signals in today’s markets to know the next turn in the road.

Investments | 25 Jul 2014
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UK economy ‘isn’t as strong as it looks’

The UK economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, but some experts question its true strength.

Markets | 25 Jul 2014
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RBS to post £2.7bn profit for H1 but warns of 'bumps in the road'

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) expects profits to jump in the first half of the year, although its CEO has warned litigation issues could still hit future revenues.

Sharedealing | 25 Jul 2014

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