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How much cash should your portfolio hold?

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Holding too much cash is often criticised as damaging to returns, but neither should you be fully-invested, argues Ryan Paterson at Thesis Asset Management.

Does it pay to be an ISA early bird?

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Many leave it to the last minute, but what if ISA investing came at the start of the tax year? Faith Glasgow finds out if your money is better off being in the market for longer.

The best ways to build up your SIPP

The best ways to build up your SIPP

Long-term investment experts share their tips for savvy SIPP investing. They also name some choice funds and investment trusts to deliver growth and ride out volatility.

The DOs and DON'Ts of tax year end

The DOs and DON'Ts of tax year end

Rebecca O'Keeffe, head of investment at Interactive Investor, gives her view on the key investment considerations in the run up to tax year end.

5 easy stocks and shares funds for your ISA

5 easy stocks and shares funds for your ISA

With interest rates on the floor, novice investors are turning to stocks and shares to keep up returns. It's why we've picked out five easy funds to get equity exposure for your ISA.

Budget 2016: winners and losers

Budget 2016: winners and losers

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget was packed with detail and headline-grabbing tax deals. Here are the winners and losers in the 2016 Budget.

How can I turn £50,000 into a monthly income?

How can I turn £50,000 into a monthly income?

Patrick Connolly at Chase de Vere says you should make sure that a cash ISA is paying a competitive rate and not just use the allowance because any interest is tax-free.

Chariot Oil chiefs take the pain

Chariot Oil chiefs take the pain

As a precautionary measure, Chariot Oil's management team will have to survive on smaller rations this year.

What's the best way to invest £15,000 to £20,000?

What's the best way to invest £15,000 to £20,000?

Darius McDermott, of Chelsea Financial Services, says that although ISAs may be the safest option, they might not bring the desired returns.

Find the best way to boost your income

Find the best way to boost your income

Head of investment at Interactive Investor Rebecca O'Keeffe outlines what options are available to provide income in today's low interest rate environment.