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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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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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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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Investing for your children

This week, royal family fans across the world were excited to hear the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third baby. Welcoming

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The perils of relying on FTSE 100 in your search for income

Disappointing news from AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands serves as yet another reminder of the perils of relying on the dividends of a handful of UK large caps.

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Three long-term ideas for your pension

The state pension ‘triple lock’, which was on the Conservative party chopping block, survived the General Election after Theresa May was forced to abandon her plans in order to form

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Europe close to take off?

Both Europe Excluding UK and European Smaller Companies were among the top five performing fund sectors in May1. With Emmanuel Macron elected in the first week of the month, investors

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Are banks back?

The Bank of Mum and Dad has been back in the news this week. According to new research*, if it actually existed, the Bank of Mum and Dad would be

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Consider UK small caps for long-term gains

If you want to make money, buying things when they are cheap and selling them when they are expensive is a tried and tested method! In the world of investing,

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Emerging markets: the wallflower at the stock exchange party

Developed markets have been having a whale of a time lately. No matter what we seem to throw their way, they just continue to climb and the party rages on.