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Selftrade Insights

Whether you’re an experienced investor or looking for a little inspiration our insights provide you with useful knowledge and ideas to help you on your way

Macro Economics

Learn more about how economic events both here in the UK and across the globe can affect your finances.

  • Newsround: Sterling volatile as Brexit deal agreed

    The FTSE 100 closed 0.2% higher at 7,182.32 on Thursday...

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  • Newsround: Pound shoots up after Johnson-Varadker summit

    The FTSE 100 was up 0.3% to 7,186.36 and sterling surged...

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  • Newsround: US slowdown fears hit sentiment

    The FTSE 100 closed down on 0.6% at 7,077.64 on Thursday

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Investing Strategies

Learn more about the world of investing and what’s happening in it with helpful knowledge, ideas, tips and articles from industry experts.

  • There’s still plenty of life in retail parks

    The internet has transformed our shopping habits. Today, with almost anything deliverable to our doors, convenience is king.

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  • What is an OEIC?

    An Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC) is broadly similar to a unit trust in that it is an open ended collective investment that expands and contracts the number of units in circulation.

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  • Don’t wait for a stock market crash to plan ahead

    Over the past week increased turbulence on global stock markets has led many market commentators to ruminate on the possibility that the decade plus long bull run will soon come to an end.

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Retirement

Investing for your retirement is no longer an alternative to saving, it’s essential. Our retirement articles aim to get you on the path towards a happy retirement, whatever your age.

  • Underestimating the cost of living in retirement

    A recent survey conducted by Schroders suggests that Brits are failing to make sufficient provision for retirement;

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  • The pension pot puzzle - should you consolidate?

    It can be a consolidation conundrum to know when it makes sense to combine different pension pots, and when investors are better off keeping separate accounts.

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  • SIPP, ISA or both?

    As a qualified chartered accountant, Leah Rimini is all too aware how tax can eat into the value of people’s savings and investments.

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First Time Investors

Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the world of money, investing and finance to help you get on the path to a secure financial future.

  • How to be a successful DIY investor

    Becoming a DIY investor means making your investment decisions without having to pay for financial advice. This might seem a daunting prospect, but this article will help you by equipping you with the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy.

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  • The cash conundrum: dealing with the cruelest tax

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the economic landscape of the last decade won’t need reminding that the value of investments can go down as well as up.

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  • How to choose and open a Stocks and Shares ISA

    An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a flexible and tax-efficient vehicle. There are a number of ISA options available to investors.

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