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AJ Bell has reported a 24 per cent increase in profit before tax and a 5 per cent rise in assets under administration for the six months ended 31 March 2018. The platform business recorded AUA of £41.8bn (30 September 2017: £39.8bn) and profit before tax of £13.9m compared to £11.2m in the first half […]

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Investment Uncovered: The Trump effect on gold

Gold prices historically have maintained a tight, inverse relationship with real yields on 10-year US Treasuries, but this relationship has weakened in the past year, suggesting the precious metal’s price is now being driven by other forces. Real yields are adjusted for inflation, so the real yield on 10-year US Treasuries, for example, is the […]

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By Neil Jones, Canada Life Investing through international providers has grown in popularity over recent years as investors seek out the benefits of gross roll-up and the wider range of investment options that can be available. When considering a recommendation for a lump sum investment, not only does the adviser have to select a suitable tax wrapper […]

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