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The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

Five strategies for boosting your investor confidence

It can be easy to lose confidence as an investor, particularly during uncertain times. We offer some strategies that may help.

Can the Trump market rally continue in 2018?

It has been a year since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States of America, and during this period US markets have shown solid gains.

What is impact investing?

Impact investing aims to protect and grow investors' money, while at the same time having a positive social or environmental impact. Here’s what you need to know.

Why dividends matter

Companies that pay regular dividends are popular with investors seeking to use their investments to provide them with an income. Clare looks at dividends and the impact they have on your investment returns.

What's Hot with Henk Potts

Henk shares his outlook for the technology sector, including if current valuations are fair, he looks at the bull market in bonds since the financial crisis and we hear his view on emerging markets.

Currency movements

Clare took to the streets to find out how people have been affected by changes in the value of the pound, before discussing the three key factors influencing currency movements.

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