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Why do share prices fall in recessions?

William Ryder | 17 April 2020

Equity analyst, William Ryder, goes back to basics to explain why stocks fall in recessions, and why they have tended to recover. Read article.

William Ryder

17 April 2020 | 6 min read



Why do share prices fall in recessions?

William Ryder | 17 April 2020

Equity analyst, William Ryder, goes back to basics to explain why stocks fall in recessions, and why they have tended to recover. Read article: Why do share prices fall in recessions? .

William Ryder

17 April 2020 | 6 min read


Next week on the stock market

Sophie Lund-Yates | 17 April 2020

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

Sophie Lund-Yates

17 April 2020 | 4 min read


Coronavirus financial jargon – what you need to know

Nicholas Hyett | 20 August 2020

Nicholas Hyett explains some of the financial jargon which has leapt into the spotlight during the coronavirus crisis. Read article: Coronavirus financial jargon – what you need to know.

Nicholas Hyett

20 August 2020 | 4 min read


Savings rates are at a record low – how to get better returns

Ryan Kenny | 17 April 2020

Following the recent base rate cut by the Bank of England, savers are suffering more than ever. We take a look at an easy way to get better returns on your cash in this difficult savings environment. Read article: Savings rates are at a record low – how to get better returns.

Ryan Kenny

17 April 2020 | 3 min read


Is now the time to invest in bond funds?

Joseph Hill | 16 April 2020

We look at how bonds can play a part in a diversified portfolio. We then review three funds we think are well-placed to take advantage of current opportunities. Read article: Is now the time to invest in bond funds?.

Joseph Hill

16 April 2020 | 9 min read


Pension freedoms - 5 years on

Nathan Long | 15 April 2020

6 April marked the 5th anniversary for pension freedoms. We reveal how they’ve done, and take a look at how those approaching retirement really feel about the flexible rules. Read article: Pension freedoms - 5 years on .

Nathan Long

15 April 2020 | 5 min read


A history of ISAs – how they could help you today

Hannah Duncan | 15 April 2020

As ISAs reach their landmark 21st birthday, we look back at their journey and how they could help you today. Read article: A history of ISAs – how they could help you today .

Hannah Duncan

15 April 2020 | 4 min read


ESG investing – the new normal?

Hannah Duncan | 14 April 2020

Hannah Duncan takes a closer look at how the popularity of Environmental, Social and Government (ESG) funds has soared in recent years and how some are currently outperforming mainstream indices. Read article: ESG investing – the new normal?.

Hannah Duncan

14 April 2020 | 4 min read


HL financial adviser, Jonathan Baker on how he’s adapting his advice in the current climate

Jonathan Baker | 14 April 2020

HL financial adviser, Jonathan Baker shares what he’s been saying to his clients to help them through these tough conditions and look forward to a brighter future. Read article: HL financial adviser, Jonathan Baker on how he’s adapting his advice in the current climate.

Jonathan Baker

14 April 2020 | 4 min read


Stock market gains – green shoots or false hope?

Emma Wall | 9 April 2020

Our experts look at the recent stock market movements, the lifting of restrictions in China and Europe, and the glimmers of hope investors could look for. Read article: Stock market gains – green shoots or false hope?.

Emma Wall

9 April 2020 | 5 min read


Next week on the stock market

Nicholas Hyett | 9 April 2020

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

Nicholas Hyett

9 April 2020 | 4 min read


5 tips to navigate market storms

Nadeem Umar | 1 June 2020

We give you our top five investment tips to help you steer through this market storm. Read article: 5 tips to navigate market storms.

Nadeem Umar

1 June 2020 | 5 min read


Coronavirus hits dividends – where to find income

Emma Wall | 8 April 2020

We take a look at how coronavirus is impacting dividends and where investors could look for income. Read article: Coronavirus hits dividends – where to find income.

Emma Wall

8 April 2020


Are passive investors missing a trick?

Hannah Duncan | 8 April 2020

Popularity of passive funds has increased in recent years. But, are they the best option for investors in uncertain markets? Read article: Are passive investors missing a trick?.

Hannah Duncan

8 April 2020 | 3 min read


What's happened to annuity rates?

Nathan Long | 9 April 2020

We take a look at what impacts annuity rates and when you should think about buying a secure income. Read article: What's happened to annuity rates?.

Nathan Long

9 April 2020 | 5 min read


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