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Is there any point in bonds any more, when you can get a higher rate of interest from a savings account?

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Why are we told to own very low risk assets in our portfolio, and what kinds of investments fulfill this role?

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Interest rates are very low. What unwanted problems could this be causing?

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Debate rages as to whether today’s very low interest rates are a symptom or a cause of what still ails us, all these years after the height of the financial crisis…

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Is your cash safe in the bank?

Cash is rightly considered one of the safest asset classes, but that does not mean holding huge slugs of it is without risk.

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Real returns on cash are headed into negative territory, as a result of the decision to Brexit.

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Good reads from around the Web. I have often sung the virtues of cash, which – despite my love affair with shares – I consider the king of the asset classes. For example, I have been happy to suggest new investors start with a 50/50 cash and share portfolio, rather than bothering with bonds. And [...]

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What is liquidity?

When a City broker asks you if you fancy a bit of liquidity, you’re probably not being invited to the pub for a swift half…

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Confessions of a Rate Tart

A one-off, hard-hitting special in which an old pro shows us how to survive in a low interest world.

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Making the case for cash

I’m very pleased to introduce this guest post by Pete Comley, author of the hit free eBook, Monkey with a Pin. (Now also available as an iTunes podcast). Take it away Pete! “Over periods of five years, the returns from shares have historically beaten cash around 80% of the time. Over 10 years, this rises [...]

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It might feel good to have a big slug of cash waiting to invest in a market correction, but in practice you may not profit as much as you think.

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Warren Buffett’s grandfather had more common sense about cash than many investment bankers of today. Here’s some great wisdom he passed down the family.

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Being a ‘rate tart’ and moving your money to follow the best interest rates may sound nerdy, but it substantially boosts returns.

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Cash and your portfolio

Cash is often an under-rated asset class among private investors, who underestimate the impact that chasing returns can deliver.

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By watching how investors treat their cash holdings, you can sometimes get a feel for how carried away the market is. Is cash trash?

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Bonds are not the same as cash. To confuse the two is a flogging offence in my book.

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Looks like the age of 0% interest rates has come early for customers of TD Waterhouse in the UK, which just announced the rates pictured for cash held in its various share dealing accounts. Dealing accounts typically offer terrible interest rates on uninvested cash, but 0% is taking the biscuit (or rather all of the [...]

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