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Financial News Investment
May 2018
Protecting your estate for future generations
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Many individuals find the Inheritance Tax rules too complicated If you struggle to navigate the UK’s Inheritance Tax regime, you are not alone. Whether you are setting up your estate planning or sorting out the estate of a departed family member, the system can be hard to follow. Getting your planning wrong could also mean your family is faced with an unexpectedly high Inheritance Tax bill. Read full article
Investment Markets
May 2018
Diversification, diversification, diversification
Investment Markets
May 2018
Portfolio building requires different characteristics to evaluate There are many ways to invest and different types of investments. But when looking to build an appropriate diversified portfolio, investors have a number of different characteristics to evaluate. For example, is the investment designed to provide growth or income? Is it domestic or international? Does it have a maturity? Another consideration is whether the investment is actively or passively managed. Read full article
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Art of bond investing
Financial News Investment
May 2018
Portfolio balancing, negating stock market volatility and lowering risk Bonds have historically been an alternative way to balance a portfolio and negate stock market volatility, and they are treated as lower risk. The art of investing is all about mixing assets to build a portfolio aligned to your investment outlook and attitude to risk, with shares and bonds as primary components. For investors, bonds can provide a stream of returns. Read full article
Investment Markets
May 2018
Cultivating the art of patience
Investment Markets
May 2018
Sticking with a long-term commitment to your investments If you want to give your investments the best chance of earning a return, then it’s a good idea to cultivate the art of patience. The best returns tend to come from sticking with a long-term commitment to your investments. Read full article
General Investment
May 2018
Is inflation back? Don’t panic
General Investment
May 2018
How to protect the value of your money from its effects Is inflation back? After two years when consumer prices in the UK barely rose, the annual rate of inflation has risen above the Bank of England’s (BOE) target of 2% in 2017. The combination of high inflation and limited wage growth – as well as uncertainty about the terms on which Britain will leave the European Union in 2019 – is expected to mean Britain’s economy grows more weakly than other EU economies this year. Read full article
Investment
April 2017
Woodford pours another £2.3m into alternative lender
Investment
April 2017
Neil Woodford has snapped up more shares in alternative short-term lender, Non-Standard Finance (NSF). According to a regulatory filing, Citywire A-rated Woodford’s (pictured) eponymous investment firm acquired a little over four million shares in NSF. The transaction, which took place on… Read full article