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Inflation ahoy!
The word ‘ahoy!’ is an old maritime warning, usually used when either...
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It’s not good enough to simply say ‘trust us’
When it comes to choosing a Financial Planner there’s no a whole spectrum to choose from and the terms ‘financial planning’ o....
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That bitcoin bandwagon is here again - I wrote an article on this very subject...
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Small companies – over time they have a greater expected return than large ...

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For those readers interested in financial news (some might call it noise), the unfolding story of Chinese property developer Evergrande (a name which is ironic given its dire financial position) has spooked global equity markets...

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The drama of the upcoming election campaign continues – there were personal...

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If you were asked who you thought was the world’s best investor you might say Warren Buffett ...

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Complex problems rarely have simple, binary choices.

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The simple maths of trying to beat the market guarantees that, after costs, the majority of investors...

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When we look into the future it soon becomes apparent that a crystal ball would be useful - unfortunately....

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Many of you reading this short note will have at some time, travelled down to Devon for a summer....

Many of you reading this short note will have at some time, travelled down to Devon for a summer....

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At times like this, it is worth reminding ourselves that the short-term uncertainty...

At times like this, it is worth reminding ourselves

coronavirus update
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An update, a summary of where we are now, and what you can (probably) expect...

 An update, a summary of where we are now

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Separating fact from fiction is sometimes an impossible task – and one that got me thinking...

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Whilst I really don’t want to be a fun sponge, it’s often said that death and taxes are...

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Every small business owner wants to turn their hard work into profit. But, earning is only part of the process; equally important is...

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Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to...

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Part of our job is to build the right investment solution for you, helping you achieve your aims and goals. But just as important is...

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You only have to pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, go online or speak to Janet in the supermarket and you know the conversation will...

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In January 2018, 1,182 undergraduates at Yale University enrolled on the 'Psychology and the good life' course, in a bid to become happier...

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Whichever way you voted in the EU referendum, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone that's happy about how the Brexit negotiations have...

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With the Bank of England finally raising interest rates to 0.75% in August, only the second rise in a decade, it felt like a good time to talk about bonds...

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Summer holidays; we've all got our little tasks to complete beforehand. Along with digging out the passports and fetching the suitcases from the loft...

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We're delighted to be sponsoring the Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB)...

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The demand for investment services is increasing with the number of qualified Financial Advisers decreasing...

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As I approach my mid-century plus five birthday (spoiler alert!), in my head I still feel the 80's...

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'Wall Street opens down', 'FTSE 100 falls 1% at open', 'FTSE slides further', 'Global sell off continues in Europe'...