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Growth stocks

Growth Stocks Investor Forum, 21st Jan 2015

I haven’t invested in growth stocks for a decade, having got by since then with sensible asset allocation and directing new funds to passive vehicles. But one of my investing...

Weekly Roundup,20th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 20th January 2015

As usual, we begin our weekly roundup in the FT. ContentsFX TurbulenceDeflationBuy-to-let: pensions and the housing crisisGrexitBeware heavily-traded stocksSweden’s AP7 fund FX Turbulence Paul Murphy and Judith Evans1 both wrote...

Annuities rate of return

Annuities again – rate of return

Regular readers will know already that I have a thing about annuities – I don’t like them. ContentsA brief history of pensionsToday’s annuity ratesThe Cazalet reportAnnuities as insuranceDeferred annuities A...

Weekly Roundup, 13th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 13th January 2015

We begin the weekly roundup with the FT round table. ContentsFT Round Table – themes for 2015Retail bonds and the search for incomeStudent property fund liquidationTax treatment of buy-to-letEnd of...

Social Trading - an experiment

Social Trading – an experiment

I’m not an active trader at the moment, and haven’t been for a few years. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to get back into it, but I’m going...

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

We begin our weekly roundup as usual in the FT. ContentsP2P developmentsKeep it simplePension changesHouse price indicesMore forecasts for 2015Rent controls P2P developments Judith Evans reported that Zopa plan to...