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Investing in Funds to Beat Inflation

by Jonathan Adams
Funds

Introduction

Inflation rate prediction models indicate an average of 2.2% inflation for the UK, up to 2020 and this rate could rise if the British pound continues to weaken on Brexit factors. Interest rates on cash savings currently sit around the 1.5% level.

It doesn’t take a math genius to work out why the British public are becoming increasingly loath to park their savings in tradition cash savings accounts. Holding cash in the bank at the best available interest rates currently on offer means its value is being eroded, not increasing.

Topics covered in this Guide

  • Funds vs. Shares
  • Fund Advantages
  • Fund Disadvantages
  • Kinds of Funds
  • Unit Trusts
  • OEICs 
  • Investment Trusts
  • ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds
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Important
This article is for information purposes only.
Please remember that financial investments may rise or fall and past performance does not guarantee future performance in respect of income or capital growth; you may not get back the amount you invested.
There is no obligation to purchase anything but, if you decide to do so, you are strongly advised to consult a professional adviser before making any investment decisions.

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