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Fall for FTSE but Modest Growth for Pound

The UK stockmarket is currently on a downward trend, with the FTSE 100 falling in the wake of several big losses among the major companies included. However, the pound has managed to edge up in value slightly, largely at the … Continue reading

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Capital Gains Tax: How to Legally Pay Less

Capital gains is one of the key taxes investors face. On many assets, including properties and stocks and shares, it is levied on the profit made at the point of sale compared to the purchase price. There are, however, several … Continue reading

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Global Stock Markets Remain Unsteady

Volatility in the stock markets is continuing, with both worries over economic growth rates in key markets and the continued fall in oil prices contributing to uncertainty. US markets have showed gains, while European ones have fallen. The FTSE 100, … Continue reading

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Stocks and Shares: Should you Really “Buy When They’re Friendless?”

It’s an old stock market maxim: “buy when they’re friendless.” Sometimes this forms one half of a longer saying: “buy when they’re friendless, sell when they’re fat.” It is often circulated as a meaningful and profitable truism, even as the … Continue reading

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Shares or Property: Where to Invest?

Currently, stock markets and property markets around the world are both displaying impressive performance. As a result, both are attracting many experienced and first-time investors to lay down funds. The attraction is easy to see, as both returns that can … Continue reading

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Key Tips for Starting out With Stocks and Shares

More and more people are investing their savings in the hope of beating the mediocre interest rates on offer from banks. One of the most popular forms of investment is stocks and shares. However, there is also a risk factor … Continue reading

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