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How holding a little more cash in your portfolio could help you more than you think

Hannah Duncan | 4 May 2020

Cash can often be neglected when investing, but in reality it can be the backbone to a successful portfolio. We take a look at the benefits of holding a little more cash. Read article: How holding a little more cash in your portfolio could help you more than you think .

Hannah Duncan

4 May 2020 | 4 min read


Could we help you reduce your tax bill?

16 November 2020

How we can help to potentially reduce tax bills Read article: Could we help you reduce your tax bill?.

16 November 2020 | 3 min read


Investing through lockdowns - three shares that could withstand disruption

Sophie Lund-Yates | 22 October 2020

Lockdowns mean tough times for lots of companies, but not all. Here are three shares that don’t dread disruption. Read article: Investing through lockdowns - three shares that could withstand disruption.

Sophie Lund-Yates

22 October 2020 | 8 min read


Over £3.5bn could be missed in savings interest – how to avoid missing out

Sarah Coles & Ryan Kenny | 21 October 2020

Are you one of the many getting a poor interest rate? Here’s how you could improve your returns, and get cashback too (terms apply). Read article: Over £3.5bn could be missed in savings interest – how to avoid missing out.

Sarah Coles & Ryan Kenny

21 October 2020


Quit your job to start your own business? Don’t leave your old workplace pension behind

Isabel McDougall | 21 October 2020

Top tips for understanding your old workplace pensions, how to find them and your options for transferring. Read article: Quit your job to start your own business? Don’t leave your old workplace pension behind.

Isabel McDougall

21 October 2020 | 5 min read


Merchants Trust: October 2020 update

Emma Wall | 20 October 2020

In this investment trust update, Head of Investment Analysis Emma Wall shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of the Merchants Trust. Read article: Merchants Trust: October 2020 update.

Emma Wall

20 October 2020 | 4 min read


Why profits aren’t all made equal and what that means for PE ratios

Nicholas Hyett | 20 October 2020

PE ratios are the most common way of valuing companies, but differences in earnings quality mean they have their limits. Read article: Why profits aren’t all made equal and what that means for PE ratios.

Nicholas Hyett

20 October 2020 | 5 min read


Alliance Trust: October 2020 update

Dominic Rowles | 19 October 2020

Investment Analyst Dominic Rowles shares our analysis on the managers, process, culture, cost and performance of Alliance Trust. Read article: Alliance Trust: October 2020 update.

Dominic Rowles

19 October 2020


Are your investments diversified enough for the second wave?

Hannah Duncan | 19 October 2020

Stock market turbulence around the corner? Here’s how you can help get ready to weather any potential stock market storms. Read article: Are your investments diversified enough for the second wave? .

Hannah Duncan

19 October 2020 | 6 min read


Case study: stress-free tips for Inheritance Tax planning

Mufaddal Travadi, Financial Adviser | 16 October 2020

HL financial adviser, Mufaddal Travadi, details the important things his client learnt when planning his mother’s estate and shares some tips to consider for Inheritance Tax planning. Read article: Case study: stress-free tips for Inheritance Tax planning.

Mufaddal Travadi, Financial Adviser

16 October 2020 | 5 min read


Next week on the stock market

Sophie Lund-Yates | 16 October 2020

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week. Read article: Next week on the stock market.

Sophie Lund-Yates

16 October 2020 | 5 min read


Lockdown savings? How to use them to take control of your financial future

Ryan Kenny | 16 October 2020

Lockdown turned some of us into savers. We look at how saving and investing could help you use that money wisely and set you up for a brighter financial future. Read article: Lockdown savings? How to use them to take control of your financial future.

Ryan Kenny

16 October 2020 | 4 min read


Is now the time to buy a utility share?

William Ryder | 15 October 2020

What’s next for utility shares? We look at the case for investing in utilities. Read article: Is now the time to buy a utility share?.

William Ryder

15 October 2020 | 5 min read


Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust: October 2020 update

Joseph Hill | 15 October 2020

Investment Analyst Joseph Hill shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, cost and performance of Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust. Read article: Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust: October 2020 update.

Joseph Hill

15 October 2020 | 6 min read


US election – how it works and what’s next?

George Trefgarne | 14 October 2020

The US General Election is around the corner. Here’s what investors can expect next. Read article: US election – how it works and what’s next?.

George Trefgarne

14 October 2020 | 3 min read


Uncertain about retirement? Here are three tips to help

Nick Colman | 13 October 2020

Feel confident about retirement and taking your pension? Here are three tips to help you feel more confident about retiring. Read article: Uncertain about retirement? Here are three tips to help.

Nick Colman

13 October 2020 | 5 min read


HL financial advisers share what to focus on in times of change

HL Financial Advice team | 12 October 2020

In times of uncertainty, it can be tricky knowing what and who to listen to. Our financial advisers help cut through the noise and explain a few things to focus on in times of change. Read article: HL financial advisers share what to focus on in times of change.

HL Financial Advice team

12 October 2020 | 4 min read


Next week on the stock market

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst | 9 October 2020

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week. Read article: Next week on the stock market.

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst

9 October 2020 | 5 min read


Airbnb IPO – our view and how to stay up to date

Jason Roberts | 9 October 2020

Airbnb IPO around the corner? We’ve looked at how much Airbnb could be worth and share our view on the company. Read article: Airbnb IPO – our view and how to stay up to date.

Jason Roberts

9 October 2020 | 4 min read


Different types of profit – an investor's guide

Sophie Lund-Yates | 7 October 2020

We explain the different types of profit companies might use when reporting their results, and why this matters for investors. Read article: Different types of profit – an investor's guide.

Sophie Lund-Yates

7 October 2020


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