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The March issue of Money Observer is geared up to the end of the 2018/19 tax year, with a special section of features to help you make use of your Isa allowance and the other tax breaks you’ll lose if you haven’t used them by 5 April.
To kick off, Kyle Caldwell takes a look at legendary investor Warren Buffett’s demanding criteria for investing in a particular share, and identifies a selection of quality UK equities that meet all the master’s requirements. Helen Pridham finds our 2018 Isa portfolios of Rated Funds designed to produce a £10,000 income achieved their aim even in the difficult investment climate of recent months. She reveals the portfolio line-ups for 2019, including a new internationally oriented one for investors concerned about the risks to the UK economy attached to a no-deal Brexit. (Alternatively, if you want to build or enhance your own portfolio using the new Rated Fund selection for 2019, our concise directory of the 267-strong Rated Funds elite, free with the March edition, should help you on your way.)
Our high-yielding Dogs of the Footsie are up for annual review too - and the good news is that yet again – for the 13th year out of 18 – they have beaten the FTSE 100 benchmark in total return terms. We also look at the new regime governing the use of venture capital trusts and ask whether there is still a place for them in ordinary investors’ portfolio; and round up 10 tax-reducing tips to get your finances into top order.
Finally, if you are anticipating a market correction, or worse, in the coming months, don’t miss the focus on how to prepare for the Bear. Should you simply move into cash? Will absolute return and other ultra-defensive funds protect your capital? How likely is a sustained bear market anyway? The new issue includes detailed analysis of all these questions and more.