SIMON LAMBERT: Buying shares is back in fashion but will the new wave of traders turn into investors once lockdown and the tech boom fade By Simon Lambert for Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 10:52 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 10:54 BST, 17 September 2020 If you wait long enough most things come back into fashion. The … Read more Shares are back in fashion but will the new wave of traders turn into investors?
Alongside interior design, gardening and baking, more Britons seem to have tapped into an undiscovered passion for investing in shares since lockdown. While funds and trusts are often the go-to for the beginner investor, this year has seen an increase in trading activity in company shares. With more people working from home and a keener … Read more The rise of the lockdown share trader
Investing platform Interactive Investor has announced plans to scrap and change a number of costs from its investment and Sipp service from 1 October. The biggest change for pension investors is the removal of its monthly income drawdown fee, however, customers hoping that its £10 per month Sipp fee that amounts to £120 a year … Read more Interactive Investor scraps monthly income drawdown fee
I own shares in Tesla and am considering buying more if its share issue goes ahead, I also previously had some in Apple and am thinking about buying back into it. I understand that both have just had a stock split and that this is aimed at making it easier to invest because their share … Read more What does Tesla and Apple’s stock split mean for investors?
Did you hold on through the roller-coaster ride? It has been a nerve-jangling few months since Covid-19 sent the stock market into a spin. At the time of deepest gloom, I produced figures showing how quickly share prices had rebounded after previous dips, and highlighting the risks of panic-selling. We’ve already had a healthy bounce-back, … Read more THE PRUDENT INVESTOR: Covid cost me, and I still fear a second wave
Despite the chaos the coronavirus crisis has reaped on global markets this year, the US has been by far the best performer of 2020. From 31 December 2019 to 7 August 2020, the S&P 500 has delivered 5.3 per cent compared to an 18.3 per cent loss from the UK’s FTSE All Share and a 6 … Read more What is the cheapest way for UK retail investors to buy US share?
MINOR INVESTOR: Dividend cuts are still hitting the headlines, but could these shares bring back payouts? By Simon Lambert for Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 07:32 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 07:32 BST, 6 August 2020 The stock market may have bounced off its lockdown lows but investors are still feeling the dividend pain from the coronavirus … Read more Dividend recovery shares: The UK companies that could boost payouts
Barclays has launched an online investing service in a bid to plug the so-called advice gap with a ‘personalised investment plan’. Initially only available to Barclays current account customers with at least £5,000 to invest, but soon to be rolled out further, Plan & Invest is designed for those without the know-how, time or confidence … Read more Barclays attempts to close advice gap with Plan & Invest service
You have decided savings rates are just too poor and you want to invest. Whether you have taken financial advice or not, you have looked at your pension arrangements and your cash savings, you’ve considered the risks, you can lock your money away for at least five years and want to start an investing Isa. … Read more You’ve been meaning to start investing but are paralysed by choice? ADRIAN LOWERY’s five tips
Bankers are rarely popular, attracting scorn and envy in equal measure. But lately, bank shares have acquired a new fan base. The private investor clients of platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown have been snapping up these stocks, persuaded that they are set to recover from their current lows. In particular, they hope that Lloyds shares … Read more INVESTMENT EXTRA: Can investing in banks make you a tuppence or two?