Learn more about the world of investing and what’s happening in it with helpful knowledge, ideas, tips and articles from industry experts
Learn more about the world of investing and what’s happening in it with helpful knowledge, ideas, tips and articles from industry experts.
2019 has been difficult for those who invest for income, with much publicised dividend cuts at Vodafone and Royal Mail. Now Centrica has followed suit, slashing its dividend from 3.6p in 2018 to 1.5p this year.
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.
In US history, James Marshall is a name forever linked to the story of the Californian Gold Rush. Deciding to move from his hometown of New Jersey, in 1844 Marshall rode the wagon train west to California with the ambition to make his fortune. After being embroiled in the failed revolt to seize California as an independent republic, he retreated to part-owning a sawmill along the American River.
A performance horizon of five years is generally accepted as a good barometer for a fund’s overall success. A one-year time scale isn’t long enough to judge whether a fund looks like a good long term bet for your money.
Stockomendation is pleased to introduce ‘Stocko Says’, a concise weekly round-up of broker and professional tipster activity across the UK financial markets. Using our unique dataset of over 36,000 stock tips tracked on the Stockomendation platform, we provide insightful commentary on any company, sector and broader market trends that we identify, and make it easier for retail investors to distinguish the signal from the noise in the financial media.
Have you recently been smiled at when driving? Not from a flirty passer-by or an appreciative pensioner, but from one of the new speed indicators appearing all over the UK which flash a smiley face when you’re travelling under the speed limit, and an unhappy face if you’ve gone too fast.
Impact investing (so-called because the stocks and funds on offer have a positive impact on society, or the environment, or both) is fast gaining followers, not just for its morally virtuous stance, but for the returns, too.
For a saver, the past decade has been fraught with difficulties. Interest rates have been stuck at historical lows, the value of sterling has plummeted against major currencies like the Euro and the US dollar, and now rising inflation is a real prospect.
When you’re looking for help with investing for later life, having a diverse portfolio can be a great option for managing risk and benefitting from long-term value. Get yourself on the right path for your investment management journey by providing exposure to a diverse range of asset classes in one go.
For many people, the ability to achieve a regular income from investments is important. This may be particularly relevant for people who are retired and no longer have a monthly pay packet to rely on and are looking to achieve financial freedom, while other people require their investment to pay out regularly to cover a regular commitment such as school or university fees.
If you are new to investing or not yet confident in picking your own investments, then the idea of investing in a fund probably seems a step too far. When in fact, one of the easiest and quickest ways to start investing and generate a regular income is to invest in an income paying fund.
Since the Brexit vote last June, you will probably have noticed your pounds don't buy as many euros and dollars at the Bureau du Change before you head off on holiday. The cost of household stalwarts like Marmite has gone up in supermarkets and the price of filling your car with petrol has also increased.