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Investment Commentary June 2017

Investment Commentary June 2017. The UK general election surprise was the talking point in June, and investors seemed to take fright from the political uncertainty stemming from the result. The FTSE All Share fell 2.5%, reflecting some of the nervousness felt in the aftermath of the election but it was two other factors that arguably impacted...

Investment commentary May 2017

Investment commentary, May 2017 Markets delivered again in May with both equities and fixed income assets generating attractive gains for investors. UK equities rose 4.6%, global equities were up 2.5%, while UK government bonds returned 1.1%. The eyes of Europe focused on France, and the French general elections. The second and final round of...

What Is An Investment ISA?

All your investment ISA advice in one place In this article you’ll learn: What an investment ISA can do Guidelines on how to get the best out of an investment ISA It’s a bad time to be a saver. With interest rates at rock bottom and little sign of a rate rise coming any time soon, many people need alternatives ways to provide a...

The EU Referendum & Your Finances – What You Need to Know

It’s (very nearly) time for the soapbox campaigning to stop, and the ballot box voting to begin. With the Brexit referendum on the 23rd, Britain’s membership of the EU hangs in the balance. The implications of either result could be profound, and as this once in a generation decision looms large, tensions are rising. With poll predictions of...

Father’s Day: The Generation Game & New Age Investing

As Father’s Day approaches, the internet will be alive with inspirational quotes about the joys of parenthood. Standing out from the crowd is Goon Show legend Spike Milligan’s tongue-in-cheek tribute to his dad: “My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” Spike was only joking of course, but the inspirational comic was...

The Hidden Costs Of DIY Investing

While DIY investing - picking your own stocks and investment funds - may seem like a cost-efficient way to look after your money, many of us make simple mistakes that can eat into potential gains. Here’s how you can avoid them. It’s great when it goes well, but when DIY investing goes wrong, it’s going to cost money – and the person...

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