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Are tech stocks immune to the pandemic?

While other sectors have faced the full brunt of the Covid downturn, the tech sector seems eerily unscathed.

26 May 2020

No place but home: how Covid will change the property market

The Covid crisis will make us reassess property value, says Kate Andrews

21 May 2020

Why are US shares performing so well when the economy isn’t?

Investors remember another crisis not so long ago where buying at the bottom paid off.

21 May 2020

Taking an investment risk can be rewarding

Now that every investment company has its own online platform, it’s easy enough to buy shares directly.

21 May 2020

What help will the government give the self-employed?

As it stands, the government has protected employees of big corporations but left the self-employed high and dry.

25 Mar 2020
A glass sculpture entitled "coronavirus COVID-19" created by British artist Luke Jerram

How will the coronavirus lockdown affect our spending?

The suspension of civic society is without precedence in peacetime and, as we all spend less, the economy will suffer further.

18 Mar 2020

How will this year’s Budget affect the property market?

The much-maligned Mansion Tax never came to pass but what else did the Chancellor have to say on housing?

12 Mar 2020

The cladding scandal is leaving properties unsaleable

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell fire the left lost no opportunity to try to make out that it…

5 Mar 2020

The ‘Boris bounce’ has landed like an elephant on a broken trampoline

It’s been dubbed the ‘Boris Bounce’: from the day after the election to the peak in mid-January, the FTSE 100…

5 Mar 2020

The green boom might be a bubble

It would have been great if you got in early. Over the past year shares in a small company called…

5 Mar 2020

Beware online investment apps and ‘experts’

Remember day trading, the fad for retail investors trying to emulate the hotshots of Wall Street from their spare bedrooms,…

5 Mar 2020

Why star investment managers aren’t always a safe bet

In the light of Neil Woodford’s fall from grace, Woody Allen’s quip that ‘A stockbroker is someone who invests your…

5 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: will the markets fall further?

This week has been a reminder of how the sharpest falls in the stock market are often followed by the sharpest gains.

4 Mar 2020

Why stamp duty could and should be cut

The tax has been jacked up so often that it’s no wonder so few of us want to move house.

27 Feb 2020

Will pension tax relief be abolished?

Boris Johnson is said to have gone cool on proposals for a mansion tax following negative comment from aggrieved mansion-owners.…

19 Feb 2020

The ‘mansion tax’ will be worth it if stamp duty is slashed

If the government uses the extra revenue to slash stamp duty it could give first time buyers a welcome leg-up.

12 Feb 2020

Will pension tax relief be reformed this year?

Expected reforms to the tax on doctors’ pensions may well trigger a better deal for other workers.

17 Jan 2020

Why cut-price local homes could be bad news for first time buyers

the new policy might seem attractive but it comes with hidden catches that could hamper first time buyers when it’s time for them to sell up.

16 Jan 2020

Why 2019 wasn’t the ‘worst year on record’ for retailers

Changes in the way we shop mean last year’s retail figures are deceptive.

9 Jan 2020

What will happen to the markets in 2020?

From British infrastructure to companies that trade heavily with the US, would-be investors should be led by geopolitics this year.

8 Jan 2020

Are UK markets heading for a ‘Boris Bounce’?

It would be somewhat odd if UK markets did not rise sharply on Friday morning if the Conservatives win

10 Dec 2019

Did the Tories mean to ban all leaseholds in their manifesto?

Even if It was a promise made in error, a comprehensive leasehold ban would bring us up to speed with other countries

4 Dec 2019

A US-UK free trade agreement will bring benefits on both sides of the Atlantic

Drugs, food, drink, fashion and media will all benefit from a US-UK trade deal

28 Nov 2019

What does our growing appetite for veganism mean for the markets?

The popularity of meat-free products is changing the food industry, says Robert Jackman

28 Nov 2019

Labour’s ‘Warm Homes For All’ scheme is a load of hot air

‘Green crap’ was David Cameron’s memorable verdict on his own government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of UK homes,…

28 Nov 2019

‘Fire’ may let you retire early, but it’s a miserable way to live

With four cats and two children to feed, I’m not very Fire. But then I am not sure I want…

28 Nov 2019