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Investment
October 2020
Investing during retirement
Investment
October 2020
Why it’s important not to view your portfolio with an element of finality Retirement is a major accomplishment for most people. You’ve worked hard all of your working life to save and prepare for your retirement, and now you’ve finally retired. So how should you approach investing now that you’re no longer earning a salary? When it comes to investing during retirement, with the right strategy, you can help make sure your retirement savings last. Read full article
Investment
August 2020
Risk of retirement longevity
Investment
August 2020
Maximising investment returns over a longer life expectancy There are lots of variables in retirement: how long people will live for, the costs of goods and services they will need, interest rates available on their accumulated savings, and so on. But once you have retired, investing is anything but straightforward. Read full article
Investment
May 2020
Focus on long-term horizons
Investment
May 2020
Time in the market, not timing the market During this difficult time, fear and worry are understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis of 1987. Trying to second-guess the impact of events such as the coronavirus or the recent stock market volatility – or even attempting to make a bet on them – rarely pays off. Instead, investors who focus on long-term horizons – at least five to ten years – have historically fared much better. Read full article
Investment
April 2020
Millennial money
Investment
April 2020
Social and environmental good as well as financial returns Building wealth for the future is important, but increasingly people want their investments to do more than make money. Investing ethically means different things to different people. Read full article
Investment
February 2020
Review your needs and goals
Investment
February 2020
Take the time to think about what you really want from your investments You need to consider what you really want from your investments. Knowing yourself, your needs and financial and lifestyle goals, and your appetite for risk is a good start. Read full article
Investment
February 2020
Choppy waters, not full-on gale
Investment
February 2020
Wait for the bad weather to pass and stay the course Volatility fluctuates based on where we are in the economic cycle, but it is a normal feature of markets that investors should expect. When stock markets start correcting, daily injections of bad news may sound as though it will never end. This can spark anxiety, fuel uncertainty and trigger radical decisions in even the most seasoned investors. Read full article
Investment
January 2020
The power of diversification
Investment
January 2020
Insulating your portfolio from any market uncertainty Brexit is by no means the only cause of market volatility. Whether you believe Brexit will prove a blessing or a curse for the British economy, it’s important to insulate your portfolio from any market uncertainty. Read full article
Investment
January 2020
Bullish millennials
Investment
January 2020
  Putting money to work earlier allows more time for savings to grow Millennials are more bullish than any other generation about their retirement savings, a major new study has found[1]. But with time on their side, should they be doing more? Read full article
Investment
January 2020
ISA returns of the year
Investment
January 2020
  Time to explore your ISA options? An Individual Savings Account (ISA) enables you to save in a simple, tax-efficient way, while generally giving you instant access to your money. This gives you short, medium and long-term saving options, and with the end of the current tax year not too far away, it’s important to make the most of your annual tax-free ISA allowance. Read full article
Investment
December 2019
Cultivate the art of patience
Investment
December 2019
  Creating and maintaining the right investment strategy plays a vital role in securing your financial future. But we live in the era of the 24-hour news cycle. Human tendency is to prioritise negative over positive news content, and no one is immune from bad news. So as an investor, when you do get it, how do you process the information, deal with it and move on unscathed? Read full article

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