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Will the Year of the Ox bring prosperity to China and overseas markets?

Will it bring further prosperity for China and other emerging economies and what it means for global investing and assets.

The gender pension gap

A look at why women tend to have less saved up for retirement than men, as well as tips for women looking to boost their pension pot.

Savings in the time of Covid - using them wisely

Many people have managed to increase their savings during Covid. Read about how to use these savings to best effect in this week’s spotlight.

Weekly spotlight: Pension withdrawals up 10%

More people are withdrawing cash from their pensions – but tax rules and long-term financial plans should be considered before making withdrawals.

Economic commentary: Short selling and the GameStop phenomenon

A Q&A with our Chief Economist on the GameStop phenomenon, short selling and possible broader implications of recent market events.

10 hobbies to take up in retirement

Retirement is the perfect time to try out a new hobby. We’ve put together a list of 10 of the most popular hobbies that people take up in retirement.

Weekly Spotlight: Quo vadis, dividends?

This week’s spotlight looks at recent dividend cuts, the impact for UK investors, and how you can continue to create an income from your portfolio.

How to talk about inheritance with your family

Death and inheritance are difficult topics to talk about, but it’s important to make sure these crucial conversations are had.

Weekly Spotlight: Wealth planning for a recession

With talk of a “double-dip” recession and UK GDP dropping by 2.6% at the end of last year, how can you protect against the financial impacts?

Economic commentary: Democratic sweep

Joe Biden’s party now control both the upper and lower house of the US. What does this mean for economic policy and markets?

Utilising your ISA allowance before the deadline

ISAs are a great way to accumulate tax-free savings. With the deadline just a few months away, have you made use of your ISA allowance?

Weekly Spotlight: Tips for your tax return

31 January is the deadline for everyone who uses Self-Assessment to file a tax return. Make sure you don’t pay more tax than you have to.

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