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Investing freedom — but inside a pension

Strapped consumers might be cutting back on investing, but they’re still keeping up their pension contributions. The only problem? A…

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Spotlight on FTSE 100 stock AstraZeneca

It's 25 years since the merger of a UK and a Swedish firm formed pharmaceuticals heavyweight AstraZeneca.

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Why FTSE 100 stocks Tesco and Sainsbury are back on my radar

It’s been a while since I wrote about FTSE 100 supermarkets Tesco (positively) and Sainsbury (quite positively). Right now, for a number of reasons, they’re back…

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The Great Capital Gains Tax Grab starts now

The CGT threshold was £12,300. Now it’s £3,000. Invest in gold coins and UK gilts, instead? I don’t think so.

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Don’t mourn London’s woeful performance — exploit it

Global markets have rocketed to all-time highs, as inflation worries ease. London is a rare exception — the Footsie’s peak…

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FTSE stocks for the new ‘British ISA’

The government is proposing an additional £5k allowance on top of the current £20k ISA allowance to invest specifically in…

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Retirees are paying frightening amounts of tax. Don’t join them

From April, the dividend tax allowance is a miserly £500. Tax-sheltered investment accounts have never been a smarter move.

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Lloyds’ shares are cheap as chips!

Lloyds' shares jumped on its recent results, but the longer-term performance has been disappointing. Surely the share price will have…

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When cheap markets meet favourable conditions, sentiment flips very quickly

London’s stock market is cheap — some sectors, even cheaper. Given a change in sentiment, the uprating could be substantial.

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Why invest? Freedom, that’s why

Investing is often seen in terms of goals such as retirement. But there’s another significant opportunity on offer: financial independence,…

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A bunch of stocks the market hates

WH Smith and Saga have just released updates with notable positive news. They're part of a whole bunch of unloved…

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Will 2024’s nervous markets throw up decent bargains?

A quarter of the world’s population is going to the polls this year -- including elections in America, the UK,…

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Everyone’s talking about FTSE 100 stock Burberry

A slowdown in luxury demand globally has impacted Burberry and its international peers. The shares currently look cheap to me.

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Three investing resolutions for 2024

Broken any New Year resolutions yet? Most people find them difficult to stick to. But why wait for New Year?…

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Terry Smith’s Fundsmith Equity has trailed over 1, 3 and 5 years. Here’s what I’m doing

Harvey Jones usually picks his own stocks but he's put some money into Fundsmith Equity. Now he's wondering whether to…

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FTSE retail stocks take centre stage

Get ready for a blizzard of Christmas trading updates from FTSE retailers! The January hullabaloo shouldn't be of too much…

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For wealth-builders, a (thankfully) better year than it might have been

Personally painful for many, 2023 at least saw no financial dramas. Markets helpfully registered modest rises.

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2 key investment themes to watch in 2024

Andrew Mackie discusses two of his highest-conviction investment themes for 2024 and explains how he is positioning his portfolio accordingly.

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FTSE 100 winners and losers of 2023

The FTSE 100 is currently up just 2% in 2023. But there have been some marked sector themes, and standout…

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Selling your duds isn’t ‘failing’

Most of us have a cultural aversion to quitting. But that can cloud rational decision-making. Sometimes, quitting a position can…

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A flavour of our Motley Fool investing philosophy

The Motley Fool's investing philosophy, stock market opportunities, and valuation measures, ft. Aviva, Tesco and Wetherspoons.

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Thanks, Mr Hunt: three welcome ISA changes

As an investment wrapper, ISAs have a lot to offer. But chancellors love tweaking them, making them even more attractive.…

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Charlie Munger dies at 99

The most iconic investment partnership in history has been broken.

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UK small-cap stocks look cheap right now

Now could be a great time to look at small-cap stocks for investors aiming to build a diversified portfolio.

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In adversity, lie opportunities

“Buy when there’s blood on the streets” is certainly one strategy — but opportunities are often more frequent.

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Guidance upgrades from a host of UK stocks

10 out of 20 FTSE 350 companies have just upgraded their full-year expectations. We might just be seeing the first…

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Homebuilders under fire again

Accused of profiteering during the boom of the past decade, homebuilders are now under the cosh for much the same reason…

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Clues to life-changing wealth from the FTSE 100

There are a number of ways a company can get into the FTSE 100. Some of these companies provide clues…

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Data-driven investing

You have an investment strategy of some sort. But is it succeeding — and how do you know? Even if…

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How to think as an investor

Most investors could do better if they acted more like historians and psychologists and less like meteorologists. Meteorologists try to…

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Why the JD Wetherspoon share price could double

Here are my key takeaways from Wetherspoon's recent results, and why the share price could double.

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Do plunging bond markets offer an opportunity?

The bond market is in free fall. Higher-than-usual yields, and possibly tax-free capital gains, are on offer for those prepared…

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2 FTSE 100 stocks to watch in October

Two UK sector leaders -- Tesco and Premier Inn owner Whitbread -- are set to report their first-half results.

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Finance for the faint-hearted: disentangling financial ratios

You don’t ‘get’ all those numbers? You’re not alone: plenty of other investors don’t ‘get’ them either. Don’t be put…

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Ignore risk and just invest?

Apple and two UK stocks fell last week, hit by the materialisation of two very different risks. Identifying and assessing…

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Diversify faster, with investment trusts

Tradable just like shares, investment trusts have long offered instant diversification and lower costs than funds. If trusts aren’t already…

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What do you know that the company doesn’t?

Some investors will blame anyone but themselves for their stock picks gone wrong. In a way it’s understandable. It’s very…

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A FTSE 100 retail stock to consider as Wilko collapses

Here's what's happened at discount chain Wilko, and where it went wrong. What does its collapse mean for other value…

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The hidden downside to using investment platforms

Investment platforms have revolutionised investing, enabling millions to take the plunge. But in terms of enabling shareholder participation and monitoring,…

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7 FTSE 100 superstocks

Despite a challenging economic backdrop, a number of FTSE 100 stocks have reached all-time highs in recent months. Here are…

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