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Market update:  Our poor old brains

Friday 3rd April, 2020   It has been a relatively quiet week in markets, even though there have been some very sad and continuing fatalities, plus nasty economic numbers. This week I am bringing you [...]

Market update: Still too much complacency

Monday 30th March, 2020   On the Friday before Black Monday in 1987 we were only stopped from selling the great bulk of our advisory client holdings because an unofficial Bank Holiday was declared – [...]

Market update: Shining a light

I hate to start with a non-investment matter but it is impossible to avoid the coronavirus issue. If you and yours are thinking about having a beer in the pub this weekend, or going to [...]

Market update: Trump can’t conjure away the virus

A month ago we would have been looking forward to a bit of a fall in markets – it’s healthy, and creates opportunities to buy a bit more cheaply.  It was early days for the [...]

Understanding Dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia can be a lonely and worrying time, not to mention a huge shock for family members too. It’s an increasingly widespread illness, with the Alzheimer’s Society projecting that the number of [...]

How to save in your 20s

Let’s face it, it’s one of the last things we think about when we’re in our 20s. Maybe it’s the job that I do that has made me realise the importance of saving. Or maybe [...]

Market Update: UK investment after the election

In the wake of the UK election, and the removal of some uncertainty from the domestic landscape, the UK does now look more attractive for investment. Investing across the electoral cycle, that is the next [...]

Election Update: Market expectations, opportunities, and tax hits

With the election next week, it is good time to look at how markets might react to different outcomes, and the impact on your personal finances – “Corbyn-proofing” has been the media darling of recent [...]

Watch out! Watch out! There are scammers about!

How safe are your passwords? Did you know that in Nigeria, email scammers are admired by many, who believe they provide a role model for young people, given the scammers’ skill in removing [...]

A guide to ISAs for first-time buyers

Saving for your first house can be daunting. It can be even more daunting when you see that there are multiple ways in which you can save. How do I know which ISA to open? [...]