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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 falls after US and China fail to make progress in trade talks

    The FTSE 100 fell into the red after the US and China failed to seal a deal to end the trade war...

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  • Newsround: Sterling settles as FTSE advances

    Sterling eased back despite MPs voting against a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday evening...

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  • Newsround: FTSE falls after weak US open and poorly received corporate results

    A negative reaction to full year results from Centrica (CNA) and BAE Systems (BA.) plus a weaker US open...

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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.

  • Sometimes, it is what you know: Breaking down investment jargon

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  • Using diversification to defend your investments

    Being a successful investor is dependent on a combination of factors - there’s no single winning formula. Yet experts are unanimous that an essential element of any portfolio is diversification.

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  • How could Brexit impact your investments?

    With the Brexit deadline less than 60 days away, investors will be wondering what they should be doing - or already have done - to prepare for what may lie ahead.

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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.

  • How to make your retired years golden - investing in retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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  • Expectations vs. Reality: The increasing gap affecting retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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  • Why you need to be sensible when investing for retirement

    Investing for a comfortable retirement is an ongoing process not a one-off exercise. You will need to check you are on course to achieve the required level of income when you give up work as interest rates and returns from different assets may change over time.

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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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