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What is value investing?

“I have seen no trend toward value investing in the 35 years I’ve practiced it. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”


FCA calls for funds to present charges clearly and consistently

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said today that:”Firms must present their fund charges clearly and consistently, so that retail investors are able to compare charges before making decisions on where to


April figures point to healthy growth in the economy

UK retail sales were up 4.2% on a like-for-like basis from April 2013, when they had decreased 2.2% on the preceding year, according to the April report from the British


Spreadbetters gamble on successful Saga float

Saga, the insurance and consumer services group that will be floating up to half its company in late May, is being valued in the grey market at a premium to

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Pace of UK pension funds exit from equities slows as sentiment improves

UK pension schemes have reduced their equity exposure at the slowest rate since the financial crisis, increasing their allocations to alternative assets with the average bond allocation remaining constant over

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Finance: are baby boomers really the generation that has it all?

As part of BlackRock’s Investor Pulse survey, more than 2,300 people in the UK were quizzed about their savings and investments and baby boomers – individuals born in the two


Inheritance tax warning as property continues to rise

Average property prices have risen 30% over the last five years according to the Office for National Statistics – but the inheritance rate band is frozen at £325,000, leading to

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Investing in commodity ETPs

Who remembers the commodity ‘super-cycle’? Just a few years ago, the term was on the tip of every investment commentator’s tongue. Many believed that prices of the major commodities would


Tweedy Browne takes a position in Standard Chartered Bank

In its latest quarterly newsletter, the Tweedy Browne Company has revealed a holding in Standard Chartered Bank across all four of its funds. The bank yesterday issued its second profits


RICS survey shows sustained housing demand

The average number of homes sold per chartered surveyor hits its highest level since February 2008, according to the April Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. In