Politics and portfolios

What a mess
It is rare that politics is discussed in our articles about investing, but it is evident when turning on the news that it feels like there is much going on in global politics at the moment that is unsettling, complex and confusing at one end, such as Brexit...

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Noughts & Ones
Bristol Giving Day

We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in the first Bristol Giving Day on the 10th October 2018.

Our diaries have been cleared and Ifamax will become a drop-in clinic for the day. We will be available for a day of short sessions for anyone to come i...

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Asad Siddiqui
Need holiday money? How to get better FX rates.

How can you get the best foreign currency rate while on holiday? Well, I have done a reasonable amount of research into this now and must conclude that it is impossible to get the best rate available from just one source! So, I’ve asked myself another question – what’s...

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Asad Siddiqui
Keep your money safe from the Fraudsters

The WannaCry ransomware attack was only last May and an article today in the Independent reports that it expects scams to rocket during 2018. So, what’s to do?

Jeremy Clarkson claims that he doesn’t know how the internal combustion engine works – he just drives cars. He...

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Asad Siddiqui
The Uncommon Average

"I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy - one that is robust and that you can stick with - cannot be overstated"

David Booth

The world stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since 1988 (1).  But short-term results m...

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Asad Siddiqui
All that glistens . . .

Gold has always held a certain appeal for humans. Its lustre, due to a lack of oxidation, makes it pleasing to look at and to handle. Yet, it is simply a lump of metal that generates no income and will only be worth what someone else wants to pay for it at any point in...

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Asad Siddiqui
So, it is a hung Parliament

As dawn breaks, the morning light reveals yet another political gamble that has not paid off for the dice roller.  The UK has a hung Parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority.  Such is the unpredictability of a parliamentary democracy.  If you ask the peop...

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Asad Siddiqui
UK General Elections and the Stock Market

Over the long run, the market has provided substantial returns regardless of who lives at Number 10.

Next month’s snap election is the first national vote in the UK since the EU referendum. While the election’s outcome and overall impact are unknown, there is no shorta...

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Asad Siddiqui
Investment Shock Absorbers

Ever ridden in a car with worn-out shock absorbers? Every bump is jarring, every corner stomach-churning and every red light an excuse to assume the brace position. Owning an undiversified portfolio can trigger similar reactions.

In a motor vehicle, the suspension syste...

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Asad Siddiqui
The ifamax app!

We now have our very own ifamax app available to download now from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The app includes quick and easy links to call and email us, locate the office and all the pages from our website including client log in areas.

Please feel free to...

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Asad Siddiqui