30 tips and ideas for your Isa plus trading ideas
Individual savings accounts are the UK's best tax break for investors. They're simple, effective and popular - and you've got just over a month to decide what to do with this year's allowance and to start thinking about how you're going to use next year's. We've got at least 30 ideas for how you can make the most of your Isa including popular funds and trackers, rock-solid, buy-and-forget shares along with more speculative stocks on the junior market and bonds offering defined returns. We also explore how to secure the best deals for self select plans and the best rates for cash Isas, how to get the asset allocation mix right, how to keep your Isa in shape, and where to get the best Junior Isas for your children. Of course investing isn't solely about tucking shares away for the long term: some investments are shorter journeys and every week our trading ideas offer advice on when to get in and out: this week we've looked at Centrica, Intercontinental, Sterling and the Dow. Meanwhile the Trader explains why he is unmoved by the weakness in US transport stocks and remains bullish on Wall Street. Finally, look out for IC's editor, Jonathan Eley, on CNBC's 'Investing Edge' at 10pm tonight. You can find CNBC on Sky channel 505 or channel 613 on cable.