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Watchdog warns investors over corporate bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:18

The Financial Conduct Authority urges consumers to consider the dangers of owning corporate bonds as interest rates start to rise.

'New' ISAs: tax-free savings get bigger and better

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 03, 2014 at 11:31

New rule changes have made individual savings accounts (ISAs) simpler and easier to use. 

How to read a fund fact sheet

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:35

Fund fact sheets are a vital tool for investors doing their research and wanting to know more about where their money is invested. 

Top trusts for Russia and emerging Europe

by James Carthew on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:29

Stock markets in Russia and emerging Europe look cheap after the Ukraine crisis. What are the best investment trusts to pick, asks James Carthew?

Know the Score: Citywire's World Cup betting tips

by Josh Kelly on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:13

Citywire's Josh Kelly reckons his betting tips for the World Cup will see you right. Tweet @CitywireMoney with the hashtag #WCBets if you think you can do better.

DIY Income Investor: time to take some bond profits

by Income Investor on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:01

Our income-seeking makes a big decision to sell two bonds before interest rates rise and they fall in value.

Three lessons the World Cup can teach investors

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 11, 2014 at 09:00

Football fans are gearing up for the highs and lows of the World Cup. Investors can also find inspiration from the competition in Brazil.

Be honest stock pickers, can you beat the FTSE?

by Mike Deverell on Jun 10, 2014 at 14:22

DIY investors might do better focusing on asset allocation and spending less time picking stocks, argues Mike Deverell.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Marriage, I'm filing for divorce

by Dumb Investor on Jun 06, 2014 at 00:01

After finally ridding myself of Aurum Mining, an end to the smaller company rally is my next worry.

Dumb Investor

Dumb Investor

How will our novice fare on the markets?

Dumb Investor: 'If I do lose it all in some kind of Madoff-style scam... at least my humiliation will be public.'

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James Carthew shares his expert knowledge to give you the inside track on investment trusts.

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