Tag: investment volatility

Should I have an ISA?

Is Your ISA, Your Flexible Friend? Since April 2016, it has been possible to take your monies out of an ISA (effectively borrow) the money, and use for whatever purposes you require. Providing you pay the money back into the ISA, within the same tax year you took the money out, then the I S […]

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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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Ripe for a market correction

“Market conditions are brewing up a perfect storm for a 10 per cent correction during Q1 this year, according to Rathbone Investment Management’s David Coombs, the FE Alpha Manager, who is head of multi-asset investments at Rathbones, is therefore holding high highest-ever cash weightings across his portfolios. His five crown-rated Rathbone Total Return Portfolio fund, for instance, […]

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How to Select investments – Pin or PE Ratio ?

How to Select investments – Pin or PE Ratio? Investors who buy shares, often use the price/earnings ratio as a measure of selection. Using the PE ratio you can decide whether the price relative to earnings makes a share an attractive proposition. To calculate the PE ratio you divide the share price by the earnings […]

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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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Investments Can Go Up & Down ?

Investments Can Go Up & Down ? Advice from UnaVida  

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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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Investing – with Cookies?

Investing – with Cookies?  Have you ever used cookie cutters (a gadget for makings cookies). Cookie cutters are extremely effective when you’re making cookies. They let you produce lots of identical looking cookies, very fast. I wonder if your IFA using the same “cookie cutter” approach when it comes to investing, using the same investment […]

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