Staying Steady Amid Market Swings: 3 Key Reasons to Remain Invested

Facing turbulent times in the investment world is undoubtedly challenging. With factors like inflation and political ambiguity leading to market fluctuations, it’s natural to feel apprehensive about the future of your investments. However, while market volatility might be disconcerting, it’s crucial to rise above momentary fears and make informed choices about retaining your investments. Here […]

Investment myths

In this blog, we’ll debunk five misconceptions about investing. Understanding investments can be daunting, and there are several myths that are likely to put you off if you are new to investing. In this blog, we’ll debunk five misconceptions about investing. By unravelling these myths, you’ll gain a clearer perspective on how to navigate the […]

Investing Guidelines To Live By

Saving may preserve your capital but it’s unlikely to grow it enough to beat inflation over the long term. That means, if you really want to grow your money, you probably need to get into investment. With that in mind, here are five key investing guidelines to live by. Always have a clear investment strategy […]

How To Keep Calm And Carry On Investing

Unless you’re very new to the stock market, you’ve probably already experienced some market turbulence. During the run-up to Brexit, news related to the topic routinely made waves in the markets. You may not, however, have experienced a prolonged slowdown or recession. With that in mind, here are some thoughts on how to keep calm […]

Are you engaged with ‘good’ investing?

Socially Responsible Investing and Environmental, Social and Governance Investing explained. Social and environmental change is accelerating at pace, with climate change one of the biggest issues facing humanity today. Recent climate protests around the globe have raised awareness and prompted many people to question their personal and corporations’ impact on the environment. This heightened awareness […]

Investment And Inflation Update March 2021: Great expectations

With hopes rising about vaccines and the end of lockdowns, could we see a rise in inflation when the economy reopens? As vaccines continue to be deployed rapidly around much of the world, hopes are increasing about the global economic recovery. Many people expect there to be a strong rebound once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, […]

Can You Afford Your Pension Income?

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Since April 2015, pension savers have been able to choose between buying an annuity and receiving a standard investment income.  Getting this decision right can make a huge difference to a person’s retirement.  That’s why the government is taking steps to ensure that those on the point of retirement are well-informed. From pensions freedoms to […]

How long can you hold shares?

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It’s probably safe to say that, wherever you are in the world right now, investors are taking one of two actions as regards their shares.  They’re either reaching for their parachutes and bailing out of the stock market or they’re buckling their seatbelts and preparing themselves for turbulence.  The latter might also be looking at […]

Making the Most of Your ISA Allowance

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The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having both cash savings and insurance (for all the complaints about the latter).  At the same time, it’s still important to prepare for the future, especially your retirement.  Your ISA allowance could be used for both purposes, but that may not be a good idea.  Here’s what […]

Markets react positively to election news

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After days of tension, news came in over the weekend that Joe Biden won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, 20 electoral votes was enough to push him over the magical 270 threshold, securing his bid to become the next US President and take up residency in the White House. However, things aren’t clear cut, as […]