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Investing for income – 3 ways to check if a dividend’s sustainable

Emilie Stevens | 19 February 2020

Emilie Stevens looks at what makes a sustainable dividend when researching stocks. Read article.

Emilie Stevens

19 February 2020 | 3 min read



Investing for income – 3 ways to check if a dividend’s sustainable

Emilie Stevens | 19 February 2020

Emilie Stevens looks at what makes a sustainable dividend when researching stocks. Read article: Investing for income – 3 ways to check if a dividend’s sustainable .

Emilie Stevens

19 February 2020 | 3 min read


EV/EBITDA – Another way to value companies

William Ryder | 17 September 2020

William Ryder, Equity Analyst, explains how to value companies using EV/EBITDA. Read article: EV/EBITDA – Another way to value companies .

William Ryder

17 September 2020 | 3 min read


How one of our advisers saved a client £14,000 in tax

Hugh Breach | 18 June 2020

Hugh Breach, Financial Adviser, describes how he advised a client and how they paid less tax as a result. Read article: How one of our advisers saved a client £14,000 in tax.

Hugh Breach

18 June 2020 | 6 min read


EBITDA – what is it and what does it mean for investors?

William Ryder, Equity Analyst | 17 September 2020

Will Ryder, Equity Analyst, takes a closer look at this controversial accounting metric. Read article: EBITDA – what is it and what does it mean for investors? .

William Ryder, Equity Analyst

17 September 2020 | 3 min read


A friend of a friend told me...

Bruce Pearce | 14 April 2020

Your friends and family will have the best intentions when giving out financial advice but they aren't always a substitute for professional advice. Here are a few things to think about before acting on friendly advice. Read article: A friend of a friend told me....

Bruce Pearce

14 April 2020 | 3 min read


What is a discount on an investment trust?

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 14 September 2020

What does it mean when an investment trust is trading on a discount to net asset value? And how does it impact returns? Read article: What is a discount on an investment trust?.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

14 September 2020 | 4 min read


Understanding cash flow statements

Nicholas Hyett | 16 April 2020

Revenue is vanity, profits are sanity, but cash is king – or so the saying goes. Read article: Understanding cash flow statements.

Nicholas Hyett

16 April 2020 | 5 min read


Understanding balance sheets

Sophie Lund-Yates | 16 April 2020

A balance sheet is a snapshot of what a company owns, and what it owes, at a certain point in time. Read article: Understanding balance sheets .

Sophie Lund-Yates

16 April 2020 | 5 min read


Understanding income statements

Nicholas Hyett | 16 April 2020

Useful tips on how to use company reports to pick out a business’s strengths and weaknesses. Read article: Understanding income statements.

Nicholas Hyett

16 April 2020 | 4 min read


Diversification mistakes - and how to fix them

Bruce Pearce | 24 April 2020

How advisers fix common diversification mistakes - including a client case study. Read article: Diversification mistakes - and how to fix them.

Bruce Pearce

24 April 2020 | 5 min read


How to use HL's share research

Nicholas Hyett | 2 February 2021

We explain how our share research can you help support you to invest with confidence. Read article: How to use HL's share research.

Nicholas Hyett

2 February 2021 | 2 min read



Portfolio Management Service, market volatility and coronavirus

Lee Gardhouse | 13 March 2020

Stock markets don’t like uncertainty and the volatility created is challenging for investors. Unfortunately there is little doubt that coronavirus will continue affecting stock markets and the economy for some time. Read article: Portfolio Management Service, market volatility and coronavirus.

Lee Gardhouse

13 March 2020 | 3 min read


How you could retire early: Mr Lund’s story

Isabel McDougall | 23 March 2020

Mr Lund, from West Yorkshire, explains how he used the benefits of tax relief and the HL SIPP to retire at 55. Read article: How you could retire early: Mr Lund’s story .

Isabel McDougall

23 March 2020 | 3 min read


Portfolio Management Service update

Lee Gardhouse | 7 April 2020

It’s been two months since the first case of coronavirus in the UK. Daily life for millions of people in the UK hasn’t been the same since. Read article: Portfolio Management Service update.

Lee Gardhouse

7 April 2020 | 4 min read


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