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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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Is there a Halloween effect on the markets?

The six month effect, also known as the ‘Halloween effect’ in the US, is a variation of the Sell in May adage and it is a surprisingly powerful trend.  The

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Investors should reconsider Japan

In spite of the recent good news and performance in Japan foreign investors have continued to pull money out of the region and foreign investment is at the lowest level

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Five ideas to diversify your income

In recent weeks we have seen some of the UK’s largest companies and popular dividend-paying shares, such as AstraZeneca and British American Tobacco (BAT), suffer on disappointing news. The impact

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Investment review – half year report

What a difference a year can make. In stark contrast to 2016, the first six months of the year have seen investors regain confidence and, along with it, their appetite

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Is the ‘Sell in May’ myth set to return this summer?

Between 1986 to 2015 the FTSE 100, excluding dividends and charges, has ended down 16 out of 30 times (53% of the time) between 1 May and 30 September. From

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Make your portfolio tax efficient

Use your ISA and SIPP allowances ISAs and SIPPS are amongst the most tax efficient wrappers available and are supported by Government. The personal allowances of £20,000 and £40,000 per

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Give your finances a spring clean in 2017

Household and personal spending and finances need constant monitoring to ensure they stay on track and investments are no different. Here are five actions every investor could take to improve

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Has the ‘January effect’ run its course

Much of the ‘January effect’ was due to the strong bull markets of the 1980s and 1990s. Markets were generally rising both in January and for the year as a

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Could the FTSE 100 fall by 40%?

The FTSE 100 has continued to rise for 14 days in a row (and counting). There are a number of factors which have helped the index reach record new highs