Almost nine out of ten (89%) investors are planning to place the overwhelming majority of their ISA investments into equities next tax year, despite the ongoing volatility in the markets. According to research from Barclays Stockbrokers, two thirds (66%) of investors surveyed had invested in an investment ISA this tax year, and of those almost half (45%) had invested the full £7,200 allowance. However, at a time when many investors are unsure which direction the FTSE index may move next, there are a significant number of investors (41%) who are more cautious than they were previously. "While the ongoing market volatility of recent months has clearly taken its toll on investor confidence, our research shows that there's still a place for equities in investors' portfolios," said Barbara-Ann King, head of investments. With the end of the tax year fast approaching, time is running out for those of you yet to have utilised your 2008/09 isa allowance.
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