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The Bank of England governor is going to raise interest rates and put millions out of work… but it’s all in a good cause.

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Entertaining documentary about the GameStop saga or disturbing sign of how warped society is getting?

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Don’t bother currency hedging your equity portfolio. Especially not if you live in the UK. It’s what old-timers call a Texas hedge: one that increases both risks and costs. Of course, with Sterling plunging in the past few days – for what, if I was being polite, I’d describe as idiosyncratic UK political reasons – [...]

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Our new passive investing guide will tell you why you should use index funds, and how to build a portfolio with them.

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The Government is pulling in one direction, the Bank of England in the other…

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Every year seems weird these days. Maybe it’s all down to the coming singularity. Certainly 2022’s quadruple whammy of war, drought, inflation, and plunging equity and bond prices has provided enough contrast to please even a late-stage Picasso. Crops wither while inflation runs wild! Energy prices soar while portfolios plummet! Or maybe it’s just the [...]

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Inflation is rampant and a convenient scapegoat is needed. I know, let’s blame early retirees!

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Everything is worse when rates rise.

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The Finumus household is enjoying its first interaction with the student loan scheme in 30 years. Our eldest is (hopefully) off to university in the autumn. Our youngest will be going two years later. Just to keep things interesting, the government is completely overhauling the student loans system for the 2023 intake. Hence we get [...]

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The annual ISA allowance is £20,000 – across both cash and stocks and shares ISAs. But the details can be confusing…

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High inflation can be murderous for equities and bond returns. But it’s more complicated than that.

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The average Russian is paying a heavy price for their country’s misadventures…

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And you thought the pandemic kept you up at night. A wave of high inflation is engulfing the UK economy, with January’s 5.5% CPI inflation measure the highest for 30 years. Few will sleep easily as the cost of living soars. It’s enough to send you back into social isolation to avoid paying higher prices: [...]

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Quantitative tightening and you

What is quantitative tightening? Why are bond funds falling? Should you alter your portfolio before the Bank of England further raises rates and soaring inflation sends you to the soup kitchen? All good questions that we’re hearing from Monevator readers every day. So let’s have a primer on what’s going on with central banks, rates, [...]

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Inflation is right up your street

Inflation has been a very different experience throughout history, which may colour our responses today.

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The platforms would have you believe nearly anyone can become an ISA millionaire. What do you think?

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