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Five core investment trusts for retirement income

31 Jan, 2015 at 14:00

Numis Securities’ Charles Cade reveals five investment trusts that he says could provide the core to a retirement income portfolio.

The UK managers that beat the All Share when the market flipped

29 Jan, 2015 at 13:00

2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 all presented investors with different opportunities and challenges, but some funds managed to beat the FTSE All Share in every one of these years.

Four potential doomsday scenarios for investors in 2015

By By Alex Paget on 29 Jan, 2015 at 07:00

In this slightly depressing article, FE Trustnet asks the experts which possible events have the potential to seriously derail investors’ portfolios this year.

 
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