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Future Based Financial Planning – It May all end in Tears

Future Based Financial Planning – It may all end in tears. Improvements in technology have enabled financial advisers to reduce the amount of time spent on administration of client files and provided more time for them to focus on client’s real needs. Improvements in technology have enabled financial advisers to reduce the amount of time […]

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Beware the Year of the Rooster

Beware the Year of the Rooster – Although the festivities start on Friday, Saturday 28 January 2017 is the start of Chinese New Year, fun and games continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year. This year is slightly unusual, as it is a Chinese leap year, we add one day […]

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Investing – Why Diversify ?

 

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2016 – What a Year for Investors !

2016 – What a Year for Investors !  Politicians around the world are getting increasingly nervous, voters have it seems lost their senses, or have they? After the shock of Brexit and the (alleged) shock of Trump, it would appear that voters are not doing what they are told by the liberal elite and sections […]

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Investment Turmoil

Investment Turmoil – Billions were wiped off stock markets around the world yesterday. Clearly the investment world at large did not react to my previous doom laden blog, but rather at the news that Europe’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, is in disarray. The massive sell-off in Deutsche Bank was triggered by Chancellor Merkel’s ruling out any […]

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Quantitative Easing – and – The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Quantitative Easing – and – The Mad Hatters Tea Party [Spot the Difference]. With the latest pronouncements on quantitative Easing [QE], you might be forgiven that the world has gone slightly MAD. The Bank of Japan for example has been propping up the Japanese market by making very large capital investments into Japanese companies is […]

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Investments Can Go Up & Down ?

Investments Can Go Up & Down ? Advice from UnaVida  

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The Lifetime ISA

The Lifetime ISA- The government have belatedly published draft legislation on how the Lifetime ISA will work. This means that savers can look forward to next April for the planned launch of the Lifetime ISA. So from April anyone age over 18 and under 40 will be able to pay up to £4,000 a year into […]

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Investment Trust – Value and Patience!

Investment Trust – Value and Patience! – We are very pleased that a number of our selections have made positive returns over the last month with jumps of 12.75% and 10.39%. If you invest in unit trusts, then normally the trend is your friend but investment trusts are different, with investment trusts, it is best to […]

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Emerging Markets Rock

Emerging Markets Rock – We normally take investment recommendations from the large investments houses with an equally large pinch of salt. We make an exception for BlackRock. They have recently advised that their view on Emerging Market equities is a positive one and that investors should to increase their investments in this sector. Their view is, […]

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