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What Phones4U's collapse tells you about bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 11:27

The collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U shows how some bonds, or fixed interest stocks, are as risky as shares.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Tesco looks a bargain, right?

by Dumb Investor on Sep 30, 2014 at 07:20

I've been sorely tempted to buy Tesco after its shares took a hammering.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Scottish threat to my stocks

by Dumb Investor on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:35

I'm worried the market is complacent about the referendum, but my Scottish stocks are too good to sell.

Michael Lipper: 7 signs a market slump is coming

by Michael Lipper on Aug 27, 2014 at 16:07

Wall Street veteran pinpoints seven reasons markets are making him nervous.

DIY Income Investor: why I've ventured into risky VCTs

by Income Investor on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:23

Our income-seeking columnist has traditionally shunned VCTs, but is now taking a shine to the risky - but potentially lucrative - investments.

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Dumb Investor: 'If I do lose it all in some kind of Madoff-style scam... at least my humiliation will be public.'

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James Carthew shares his expert knowledge to give you the inside track on investment trusts.

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