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Funds are usually designed to either increase the value of an investment or to pay a regular income.
When thinking about your savings, one of the biggest decisions you will probably make is whether to invest your money in the stock market or to leave it in cash. By investing in stocks and shares there is a degree of risk – you will need to accept the fact that the value of your investment could go down as well as up. But it’s also worth considering how inflation can affect the value of your money if you decide to keep it all in cash.
You’ve still got some time to make the most of your ISA allowance in this tax year. So we’ve pulled together our top tips for things you might want to think about when planning your investments.
The world of investments can be a daunting place. There are a lot of funds to choose from. To help investors through this maze of investment opportunities, we've launched a range of funds that bundle active and passive managed funds together, giving access to a diverse range of markets in one portfolio.
A core of passive investments alongside a few well-chosen active funds can help you achieve the elusive balance between stability and growth. Take a look at how this ‘core and satellite’ investment strategy works and see whether it might be right for you…
With Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), investors are given an annual allowance, and any profits are free from personal income tax or capital gains tax. The stocks and shares ISA allowance is £20,000 this tax year.
An index-tracker fund is designed to provide a return that closely follows the performance of the index it's tracking.
Back in March 2016, during the budget speech, the chancellor announced plans for the launch of a new addition to the popular ISA family of products, with the introduction of a new Lifetime ISA or LISA.