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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.

Is shorting shares ethical?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:14

Five financial experts debate the pros and cons of selling shares 'short' to make a profit.

Alarm and joy as government pushes on with pension 'guidance'

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 17:08

Pension experts mostly welcome the government's confirmation of  a national retirement guidance service, although MPs express concerns.

Portfolios: the battle between income and total return

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:49

Experts debate what matters most when designing investment portfolios: income or total return?

4 pension perks you don't want to lose

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:39

Savers who strip out their pension under the new retirement rules need to check they won't be losing one of these four key benefits.

What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

by James Phillipps on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:59

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms facing investor revolts over executive pay.  

Week Ahead: big US bounce-back on the cards

by Charlton Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 16:18

Second quarter US growth figures should show world's biggest economy has bounced back after cold winter.

Week Ahead: investors await answers over Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:02

The geopolitical consequences of the Ukraine plane crash tragedy will be at the forefront of investors' minds ahead of a nervous week for markets.

Current accounts under scrutiny as banks face break-up fears

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:13

As competition authority highlights lack of current account switching, which are the best banks for your money?

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