ISA Investing

Investor Views: “How Do I Get My Children to Save?”

Market News - April 19, 2017

Until recently, Michael Giess, aged 44, was not confident investing his own money. Giess, a partner in a law firm, has a couple of shareholdings, but does not regularly manage them. The portfolio includes some HSBC (HSBA) shares that were gifted to him from his father. He says: “I’ve tended to sit on these and not really look at what they are worth. I’m hoping that over the long-term they will continue...

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ISA Investors: How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

Market News - March 8, 2017

Richard Whitehall: As the ISA deadline looms, investors have been bombarded by recommendations to buy top-performing stocks, funds or sectors. I would encourage investors not to be swayed and consider their portfolio holistically. Ensure their portfolio is positioned to achieve their investment goals for the long term. There are two issues that I'd highlight for investors that they may be looking at over the next couple of weeks. Firstly, the last 12 months...

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Best Cash ISA Rates for Last Minute Savers

Market News - March 7, 2017

Britons continue to favour cash over investing despite record low interest rates. Research by Selftrade, the online investment platform, has found that the most popular store of wealth is a current account, with 57% opting to let their savings build up in this way, according to the Missing Millions study. Taxable savings accounts come in at a close second most popular product at 52%, and cash ISAs are the third most popular option with over...

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Savers Worried as Only 3% of Accounts Beat Inflation

Market News - February 17, 2017

The rising cost of living is stopping consumers from making regular savings, Morningstar has found. Only 3% of savings accounts on the market now can beat or match inflation, and with inflation expected to rise it is only going to get worse. http://factbook.wistia.com/medias/yfa6b0dgob?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   Last month the official UK inflation level, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, rose to 1.8%, up from...

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