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Top defensive stocks to protect your portfolio

Defensive stocks can inject some stability to your share portfolio when financial markets are volatile or when the economy is heading for a downturn. We explain defensive stocks and outline seven for investors to consider.

Top 10 UK brands

The UK plays host to a number of the most recognisable brands in the world. In this list, we look at the top 10 UK-registered brands in terms of brand value, and we explain how to take a position on their companies’ shares.

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