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2020 APR

Insights

Juan Nevado, Fund Manager

06/04/2020

Coronavirus crash: Navigating a perfect market storm

It has been a frightening time recently for investors. As well as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic itself, global stockmarkets have fallen dramatically as the virus has spread around the world.

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Insights

M&G Investments

01/04/2020

Why impact investing is not charity — and five other myths

Investing for impact is not only truly exciting, it also has terrific potential to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. It would therefore be a terrific shame if its growth was held back by common misconceptions.
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Insights

Stuart Rhodes, Fund Manager

01/04/2020

Targeting dividends immune to the Coronavirus

The coronavirus-induced global downturn of early 2020 has brought a relatively favourable decade for dividend investors to an abrupt end.
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2020 MAR

Insights

Richard Woolnough, Fund Manager

19/03/2020

Why this time is different: A ‘stay at home’ t-shaped recession

Whenever there is the threat or the reality of recession, it usually follows a typical pattern. It is engendered by tight financial conditions, a real economy or market bubble bursting, a dramatic rise in the price of oil, or a combination of the above.

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Insights

M&G Investments

18/03/2020

UK Budget 2020: What does it mean for investors?

The UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget on 11 March 2020, the first of a new government and the first of this decade.

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Insights

M&G Investments

16/03/2020

The coronavirus crash – keeping calm amid panic

Seldom have global stockmarkets fallen so sharply as in early March 2020.

On 12 March, shares prices across Europe and the US fell by roughly one-tenth. The FTSE 100 Index of the largest UK company shares shed 11%, representing its biggest single day drop since 1987.

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Insights

M&G Investments

13/03/2020

Coronavirus and the risks of investor panic

Around the world, headlines in early 2020 have been dominated by the outbreak of coronavirus in China. As the virus has spread globally and taken thousands of lives, it has dealt a significant blow to global stockmarkets.

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Insights

M&G Investments

12/03/2020

Long-term investing: letting time do its work

At M&G, we are strong advocates of long-term investing. Unless your investment horizon is only short term, we believe taking a longer-term approach – ignoring the day-to-day ups and downs of the markets – can better help you achieve your financial goals. Here are six steps to help time work in your favour when investing for your future.

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Insights

M&G Investments

12/03/2020

Three steps to overcoming investment anxiety

Horrid phrase it may be, but it is no less true that uncertainty is often the only certainty. When it comes to investing for our futures, the constant of uncertainty can be unnerving. After all, who wants their hard-earned savings to plunge in value?

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11/03/2020

Why regular investing is a valuable ally

It is not uncommon to have a sum of money that you decide to invest for your future. While it is important to know where to invest it, how you choose to do so is vital.

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Insights

10/03/2020

Reasons to consolidate your ISA investments

You may well have opened Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs, with several providers over the years, but do you know what is going on with each of them?

If you find keeping a tab on your different ISAs challenging, you could consider whether consolidating them into fewer accounts – or perhaps just one – might make life easier.

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2020 FEB

Insights

M&G Investments

28/02/2020

Child Trust Funds: Coming of age

Almost 18 years on from the launch of Child Trust Funds (CTFs), the first beneficiaries of the policy will soon be able to get their hands on their natal gift.

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Maria Municchi, Fund Manager

27/02/2020

Is the “Greta effect” going to last?

Time magazine awarded its accolade of ‘Person of the Year’ in 2019 to climate activist Greta Thunberg, for “creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change”.

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Insights

M&G Investments

25/02/2020

UK Budget 2020: What could be in store for investors?

Guessing what the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day will unveil at the dispatch box is always something of a fool’s errand. Especially so, one might argue, when the famous red box is in the hands of such an unknown quantity.

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Insights

Insights

14/02/2020

Get your investments working for you

Whether you want to go for growth or use your investment pot as a source of income, you could look to better align your portfolio with those goals.

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