Christmas eve delivered a present that most investors were not hoping for – the biggest fall on that specific day in history (at least in the US) of -2.7%. That capped a fall in global markets of around -4% for the year.Read More
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...
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
"I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy - one that is robust and that you can stick with - cannot be overstated"
The world stock market has delivered an average annual return of around 10% since 1988 (1). But short-term results m...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More