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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: FTSE drops on renewed trade fears

    The FTSE 100 closed over 0.5% lower at 7,493.09 on Thursday (18 July) following a drab day of trading

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  • Newsround: FTSE slips lower despite strong US start

    The FTSE 100 closed down 0.3% at 7,509.82 on Thursday (11 July) despite a bright opening for US stocks.

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  • Newsround: UK GDP in focus

    The FTSE 100 closed virtually flat at 7,603.58 on Thursday following a lacklustre day of trading in what could be a sign of how European markets are led by their American counterparts

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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.

  • Tips from an ISA Millionaire

    How one Selftrade customer has built a portfolio worth over £1 million in his ISA. He talks us through the high and low points of his time as an investor and shares his tips

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  • Who wants to be an ISA Millionaire?

    Selftrade has more than 50 customers with ISA portfolios that have passed the £1million mark. ISA savers who want to follow suit and join the growing number of ISA millionaires might be curious to know how it’s done.

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  • How it pays to act early

    The start of a new tax year comes with a shiny new ISA allowance, currently sitting at a generous £20,000. However, while the temptation may be to sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that you have a year to make the most of it, there are real advantages to getting started early in the tax year.

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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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