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Economic commentary: Silver linings in China’s market jitters

With the Chinese Communist Party celebrating its 100th anniversary, we take a look at the current state of China’s markets and what might be in store for the future.

What will happen with the commodity ‘supercycle’?

A ‘commodity supercycle’ might be here and we explain what it means and what the ramifications might be for an investment portfolio.

ETFs explained

ETFs can be a great way for a portfolio to have exposure to many indices - here are some of the most important things to know about them.

Should you start a pension for your child?

When it comes to building up assets for later life, early starters have an advantage, so why not consider starting a pension for your child.

Closed and open-ended funds, what is the difference?

Diversified investment funds are often described as being either open- or closed-ended. We take a closer look at the differences between the two.

What price inflation?

Economists are divided on the nature of rising prices, but here is how inflation could affect portfolios and ways to mitigate it.

The rise of ESG investing

Looking at the environmental and social impact of a portfolio may have gone from being relatively niche to becoming increasingly mainstream.

Five investment biases you may not be aware of

By being aware of our minds’ cognitive biases we can make better financial choices, as not all decision-making might be as rational as it seems.

Savings rates diminish

March is a month of COVID anniversaries, and one of the ones we need to mark is the fact that it is one year since the Bank of England base rate plunged to its current record low of 0.1 per cent.

Weekly spotlight: Pension withdrawals up 10%

More people are withdrawing cash from their pensions – but tax rules and long-term financial plans should be considered before making withdrawals.

Weekly Spotlight: Quo vadis, dividends?

This week’s spotlight looks at recent dividend cuts, the impact for UK investors, and how you can continue to create an income from your portfolio.

Weekly Spotlight: Wealth planning for a recession

With talk of a “double-dip” recession and UK GDP dropping by 2.6% at the end of last year, how can you protect against the financial impacts?

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