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Fund sales break record levels

The data shows that net retail sales broke previous records with £5.6bn in September and the best-selling asset class in Q3 was fixed income, with net retail sales of £4.9bn.

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A year on from US elections, is the US a good investment?

We’ve spent the past 12 months, since Donald Trump’s election, reading 140 character policies, thanking our lucky stars that our average job tenure is 8.5 years1 (rather than a day for

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Best and worst performing funds and sectors in October

Japan led global equity markets higher in October as Shinzo Abe won another term in office following a surprise election. Japanese shares have also been boosted by strong corporate earnings

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Base rate rise: implications for markets and investors

Markets are now pricing in a 90% chance of a UK interest rate rise tomorrow. High expectations on this front have been disappointed before and, even if they aren’t, a

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DEGIRO breaks 200,000 client mark

DEGIRO reports record number of trades (10,383,312) and clients (208,000) – DEGIRO profitable on record revenues- DEGIRO continues to grow quickly, despite the current period of low volatility on global

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The best-performing Junior ISAs

The best-performing fund* over the past six years is Legg Mason IF Japan Equity. It beat 2,242 other funds to the top spot, returning 342.15%* over the period. Anyone investing

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Where next for interest rates and portfolios?

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become increasingly hawkish about the prospect of hiking interest rates in the “relatively near term” with inflation running nearly one percentage point

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Growth vs value

Growth companies are those that offer strong earnings growth. Investors are usually willing to pay more for this growth so the stock price tends to be higher than the broader

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Purchases of investment trusts hit record high

Data published by the Association of Investment Companies has revealed that advisers and wealth managers purchased record amounts of investment trusts on adviser platforms in the first half of 2017.

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How to invest yet also be socially responsible

The 2016 Global Sustainable Investment Review estimates that around $12trn worth of European assets are invested in sustainable and responsible investment strategies. While the majority is held by institutional investors,