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30MAY 2017

Is it still worth investing in bank shares?

Bank shares rallied in 2016 – but will the good run continue? We look at why the sector has recovered and examine the latest valuations.

2017

MARCH

08MAR 2017

Markets

How safe are dividends?

Investors treasure the income paid by companies. We explain the “dividend cover” safety measure, and what it says about world markets today.

2016

DECEMBER

09DEC 2016

Markets

A short history of investing in gold – and what to expect for 2017

The price of gold was volatile in 2016. We look beyond the short-term performance and evaluate prospects for the precious metal in 2017.

01DEC 2016

Markets

The '75%' chance that the Santa Rally exists

Stockmarket superstitions should be treated with caution. However, analysis of decades of data suggests December has normally been a good month for equities.

NOVEMBER

28NOV 2016

Markets

How to prepare your portfolio for inflation

Inflation may finally be returning to Western economies, aided by the “Trumpflation effect”. We explain why, and highlight how investors can protect themselves

OCTOBER

31OCT 2016

Markets

How the stockmarket returned 80% without moving

The FTSE 100’s record high barely beats the level of 1999, yet investors have been richly rewarded, highlighting the power of dividends.