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What to do before April 2018: your essential six point checklist

The countdown to the new tax year on 6 April may not have the glamour or the fireworks of 31 December; however, the repercussions of how well you plan in this period could impact how much tax you pay in years to come.

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New technology in the emerging markets

Some might think 'emerging market technology' is an oxymoron, but the picture of emerging markets (EM) as commodity exporters and cheap factories is outdated. This article reveals how EM have developed technologically beyond recognition, and why this should be reflected in investment portfolios.

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Why it's vital to keep an eye on worldwide and UK inflation rates

Some commentators and policymakers think that, like the bogeyman, inflation is waiting just around the corner, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting central banker. What will happen if it does? And what if it doesn't?

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Investing in artificial intelligence companies

While we are still quite some way from true artificial intelligence (AI) as science fiction writers might understand it, the term is being used with ever greater frequency. But what is the link between AI and investment opportunities, and how can investors capitalise on the march of technology?

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How might Jeremy Corbyn and a Labour government affect investments?

As investment experts, we're sceptical about the possibility of a Labour government in the UK's short-term future. However, we’re beginning to consider seriously what impact Labour might have, while Jeremy Corbyn's improved ratings are already having impacts in several sectors.

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Why should you invest in the FTSE All-Share Index vs. only the FTSE 100?

Since the end of 1985, when comparative records began, the FTSE 250 Index (which is made up of the 250 largest companies after the FTSE 100) has risen at an annualised rate of 11.1%, compared with 8.3% for the FTSE 100.  So what is it about smaller companies that enables them to generate superior returns? And is small really more beautiful or is it fraught with danger?

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IMPORTANT: Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.