Finance in the News – w/c 16.12.19

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Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.

FINANCIAL TIMES

“Private investors react bullishly to election result”
‘Boris bounce’ for shares and hopes for a rebound in the property market
“Repayments to Woodford fund investors to start in January”
More than 50% of Equity Income fund’s assets have been sold
“Financial mistakes — and how to avoid them”.
From being underinsured to making the wrong call with your investments
“The UK voted for capitalism — now go out and buy it”
It’s time for unloved UK equities to take their place in investors’ portfolios
“Beware the liquidity iceberg”
The past few months may have been a precursor to more difficulties ahead
“Christmas gifts that teach children the value of money”
Unusual presents that beat putting a ten-pound note in an envelope with their card

THE TIMES

“How investors can tap into the Boris bounce”
Global moneymen bet trillions on a Tory victory. Ali Hussain shows that you can make gains too.
“Workplace pensions ‘should take more risk’”
The auto-enrolment schemes used by millions are failing the needs of their younger members
“The real cost of personal fund management”
The charges imposed by investment companies, and the lost profits, mean you pay a potentially massive price for putting the experts in charge of managing your money.

THE TELEGRAPH

“Four great Christmas gift ideas to help save for your child’s future – but which is best?”
The Telegraph has analysed whether it is better to put cash into a junior Isa, junior Sipp, gold or National Savings & Investments’ premium bonds.
“’We make millions for the economy, but the Tories want to scrap our tax breaks’”.
Entrepreneurs have called on the new Conservative Government to abandon plans that would overhaul tax breaks for business owners, saying they would remove major incentives for people to set up their own ventures.
“The cheapest and most expensive ways to borrow £1,000”
A third of Brits – around 17 million people – borrow money to meet costs during the festive season, research by the Money Advice Trust, a charity, shows.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

“UK property funds suffer worst week since Brexit referendum”
Demands for withdrawals from funds accelerate after M&G blocks redemptions.
“Savings: with rates at rock bottom, is there anything you can do?”
The prospect of interest rates being cut even further, possibly by another 0.25%, looms next year.

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