Is the bull market in shares too long in the tooth? This is a question many investors are asking themselves. The stock market has been on the rise since 2012 and no political upheaval or global threat seems to be able to stop it in its stride. But can it keep going up for another year or so? Or, are we due a correction or even a bear market? Personal investment expert Darius McDermott, of Fund Calibre, says this is a question that quite rightly vexes investors.
The Government kicked off Lifetime Isas in April last year but just five providers have since launched a deal - so is the Lifetime savings account a flop or should you open one? The Lifetime Isa allows you to save up to £4,000 a year if you're aged between 18 and 39 until you reach the age of 50. Every year, the Government will boost whatever you put in by a whopping 25 per cent, up to a maximum of £1,000 for free every 12 months.
Halifax is now offering first-time buyers, home movers and those who remortgage from another lender £500 cashback on certain deals until 18 March 2018. An extra five hundred quid in your pocket when you move home is nice to have - but in opting for the cashback deals are you doing yourself out of a better rate or lower fee mortgage that could be better value long term? We crunch the numbers to find out.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".