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Baby boomers vs millennials: there's no contest!

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 28, 2015 at 08:00

The gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' is being defined by age.

Salary sacrifice can double your money but act before it's too late

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 28, 2015 at 08:00

The government is unhappy about people avoiding tax by sacrificing their salary.

Nervous investors pull money from funds in record numbers

by Daniel Grote on Feb 27, 2015 at 09:36

Investors pulled a net £4.7 billion from UK funds in January, the biggest outflow on record.

FTSE High: is the party over or just beginning?

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:56

Fund managers and brokers give their views on the signficance of the FTSE 100 surpassing its previous record peak set in 1999. 

5 reasons why pensions saving is harder than ever

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 24, 2015 at 15:56

There is a 'perfect storm' of falling contributions, low returns and longer lives.

Markets hit all-time highs, but that's only half the story

by Daniel Grote on Feb 20, 2015 at 15:24

The FTSE 100 is close to its all-time high while European markets have notched up fresh milestones. Our Accumulator table tells the story.

How pensions help avoid tax from beyond the grave

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:34

The scrapping of the pension 'death tax' will prompt savers to reorganise how they use their money in retirement.

Invesco's Andrew Hall buys 'special situation' Tesco

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:57

Invesco Perpetual manager believes there is a 'credible case' for supermarket's continued recovery over coming years.

Centrica cuts dividend after energy price fall

by Daniel Grote on Feb 19, 2015 at 09:48

British Gas owner says dividends will be 30% lower as a result of falling energy prices.

Why Jupiter's AAA-rated Davies bought Manchester United

by Jonathan Yarker on Feb 17, 2015 at 14:38

Davies believes the football club’s on-pitch struggles have created a chance to snap up cheap shares.

What the oil price crash means for investors

by Daniel Grote on Feb 17, 2015 at 13:09

With the oil price having nearly halved in eight months, we examine the winners and losers and what it means for your portfolio.

Pensions Escalator: auto-saving your future pay rises

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:54

We’ve had 'auto-enrolment', now make way for ‘auto-escalation’ where your employer siphons part of a pay rise into your pension.

Want pension cash from your employer? Prepare to be disappointed

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:53

Money tied up in workplace pensions won't be easily accessed under pension freedoms.

Carney says interest rates could be cut further

by Daniel Grote on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:41

Bank of England governor says interest rates could be cut further from their historic low of 0.5% if inflation keeps falling.

Get ready for £5 billion of tax hikes after the election

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:00

The next government is likely to implement a number of tax rises. Here's where it is likely to strike.

Neil Woodford fears US rate rise and UK profit falls

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 09, 2015 at 12:05

The country’s best known fund manager fears the US will make a ‘serious policy error’ if it raises interest rates this year.

Dividend king: Royal London fund tops income buy list

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 09, 2015 at 11:42

Citywire AAA-rated Martin Cholwill comes top in ranking of UK equity income funds.

Volatile oil jumps 16% in a week

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 06, 2015 at 15:19

Our Accumulator table shows a good week for the pound accentuated a dramatic rally in crude oil prices.

Which is right: the stock market or the bond market?

by Mike Deverell on Feb 06, 2015 at 08:00

Valuations in the stock market point to more growth ahead for the global economy, but bond markets signal stagnation. Which is right?

Benchmark hugging? Not for me, says Neil Woodford

by Daniel Grote on Feb 05, 2015 at 14:40

Star fund manager Neil Woodford has revealed the 'active share' of his £4.3 billion fund.

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