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03APR 2018

Before investing in an ISA ask yourself this question

The headline figures suggest ISAs have been a hugely popular innovation for consumers looking to save for the future – but are people really making the most of them? Here on The Value Perspective, we fear not

2018

FEBRUARY

15FEB 2018

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Value investing skills #2: Analytical edge

There are arguably four broad categories where it is possible for investors to enjoy some sort of advantage over their peers. Here we consider the analytical ‘edge’ and how value investors can benefit from one

JANUARY

30JAN 2018

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Value investing skills #1: Informational edge

There are arguably four broad categories where it is possible for investors to enjoy some sort of advantage over their peers. Here we consider the informational ‘edge’ and how value investors can benefit from one

18JAN 2018

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blockchain-corporation.com*. Would you be interested to invest?

Dozens of businesses are now seeking to attract investors’ attention by flagging up a connection with blockchain in their name or focus – exactly as happened with the word ‘dotcom’ 20 or so years ago *Not a real company/website at time of publication

2017

DECEMBER

19DEC 2017

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The unprofitable reality of tobacco stocks

Investors in tobacco companies are worryingly sanguine about paying huge amounts for businesses facing shrinking demand, diminished pricing power and a less profitable alternative in smoke-free smoking

NOVEMBER

28NOV 2017

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Was Prince Harry's ring a bad choice or a good investment?

Following the announcement of the engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we are reminded of how weddings and investment portfolios can both end up focusing on the wrong things

23NOV 2017

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Why one issue with passive funds is their investors

Every time an investor buys a passive investment, such as an exchange-traded fund, they are – whether they realise it or not – making an important trade-off between cost and expertise

OCTOBER

13OCT 2017

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There is no perfect time to invest, so seize the day

For those who have a mind to find one, there is always a reason not to invest in the equity markets and yet, remain forever in cash and over the longer term you are likely to be materially worse off