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March 2019
Looking to the future
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March 2019
Keeping focused on opportunities and challenges Your wealth should work in all the ways you want it to. Whatever your goals are in life, careful planning and successful investing of your wealth can help you get there. Whatever stage of life you’re at, we’ll help navigate you through the opportunities and challenges you may face. Read full article
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March 2019
Tracker funds and exchange traded funds
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March 2019
Market index following the overall performance of a selection of investments Tracker funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are investments that aim to mirror the performance of a market index. A market index follows the overall performance of a selection of investments. The FTSE 100 is an example of a market index – it includes the 100 companies with the largest value on the London Stock Exchange. Read full article
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March 2019
Collective investments
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March 2019
Pooling money in one or more types of asset class Collective investment schemes – also known as ‘pooled investment funds’ – are a way of combining sums of money from many people into a large fund spread across many investments and managed by a professional fund manager. Read full article
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March 2019
Trust in your investments
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March 2019
Taking a more diverse approach to asset allocation Investment trusts are a well-established way of investing. Many investors prefer to invest in a fund rather than by picking individual stocks, shares or other assets. Funds allow you to diversify your portfolio easily, as well as giving you the chance to benefit from the expertise of fund managers. Read full article
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March 2019
Tax-efficient returns
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March 2019
Transforming your investment outcomes Investing through a tax-efficient wrapper, such as an Individual Savings Account (ISA), can give a significant boost to an overall investment portfolio, but they should be blended with an appropriate investment strategy to give the best outcome. Read full article
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March 2019
Income-boosting investments
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March 2019
Structuring your investment portfolio throughout life If low interest rates continue to remain, it really matters where you invest your money. Investing for income means choosing assets that are able to provide you with a regular income. This is in contrast to investing for growth, which focuses on how much your assets could gain in value. Read full article
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March 2019
When investing, there’s no such thing as normal
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March 2019
Staying disciplined and sticking to your plan is key The overall direction of developed stock markets is a relentless and continual rise in value over the very long term, punctuated by falls. It’s important not to let global uncertainties affect your financial planning for the years ahead. Individuals who stop their investment planning, particularly during market downturns, can often miss out on opportunities to invest at lower prices. Read full article
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March 2019
Maximising returns
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March 2019
Importance of mitigating key investment risks Asset allocation depends on your goals, your attitude to risk, your capacity for loss and market conditions. Understanding investment risk and determining what level of risk you feel comfortable with before you invest is an important part of the investment-decision process. Potential returns available from different kinds of investment, and the risks involved, change over time as a result of economic, political and regulatory developments, as well as a host of other factors. Read full article
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March 2019
Cost of inflation
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March 2019
Eroding the purchasing power of your money The impact of inflation on savings and investments, especially of those retirees living on a fixed income, is an important issue. But it’s also not good news for other savers and investors, as it can erode the purchasing power of money. Read full article
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January 2019
Plan, prepare
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January 2019
Making new year’s tax saving resolutions At this time of year, we think about New Year’s resolutions, and it’s also a good time to start planning our tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5 April. As you think about 2019 and your goals for the coming year, we can help to start you off on the right financial footing. It’s well worth spending some time in January to think about your money so you can achieve your goals as quickly as possible. Read full article