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How to buy and sell ETFs

Everyone has to start somewhere! Here’s how to buy your first ETF.

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Our portfolio slows to a crawl. US valuations predict barren years ahead. Is it time to change course?

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Is it a share? Is it a bond? No, it’s commercial property, an asset class which boasts a bit of the best (and worst) of both. Does it belong in your portfolio?

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We invest in riskier asset classes in the expectations of higher returns. But those expectations do not come with a money back guarantee!

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The only way for active funds to compete with ever-cheaper passive rivals is to cut costs to the bone. Will they?

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Everybody has to start somewhere!

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Our passive portfolio is back off the canvas and shrugging off every blow the forces of pessimism can throw at it.

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Risk and returns are joined at the hip in investing, but taking some risks can’t be expected to pay.

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Beware of betting on tips from friends, whether you’re told about a can’t lose cryptocurrency or ‘the next Google’.

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Some REITs are trading at wide discounts to their net asset value, presumably on fears that Brexit will smash London.

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Lyxor have launched a stunningly cheap suite of vanilla ETFs. But beware the potential withholding tax and UK reporting status wrinkles!

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Our verdict on Beyond The 4% Rule, arguably the first UK retirement investing book.

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Our Slow and Steady model portfolio takes a step back in the first quarter of 2018. Hold the smelling salts…

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If you’re investing outside of tax shelters, you need to make sure you’re using your CGT breaks and offsetting with losses to defuse your taxable gains…

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Scams and unfeasible investment schemes often catch people unawares because they do not think hard enough about the risks they are taking.

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Gold as an asset class

Gold is a controversial asset. In theory it has little to recommend its inclusion in a rational passive investors’ portfolio. And yet…

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