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There's still time to max out your Isa allowance: TOOLS FOR THE JOB: With six weeks to the deadline, Harriet Meyer asks the experts to gauge the temperature for investors tempted by the stock market

February 23, 2014

With just six weeks to go until the end of the financial year, investors should be checking if they have made use of tax breaks by using their Isa allowance.

Most analysts and fund managers believe there is still potential to make money from stock market investments as economic conditions improve, with predictions that the FTSE 100 will exceed it's all-time high this year.

You can put up to pounds 11,520 into a stocks and shares Isa before the 5 April deadline. The main benefit comes from freedom from capital gains for all investors, with 10% tax on any share dividends you might receive, a substantial discount on the 32.5% or 37.5% for additional or higher-rate taxpayers.

But where can you maximise returns? Here we ask experts for their fund recommendations, depending on the investor's appetite for risk.

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Source: Observer (UK)

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