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23 Apr 2020

The Low Touch Economy

Posted by - Glen Callow

The post-Covid19 era will have an economy shaped by new habits & regulations based on reduced close-contact interaction and tighter travel & hygiene restrictions. The current disruption will change how we eat, work, shop, exercise, manage our health, socialize, and spend our free time - at an unprecedented rate of change. This report was provided to us by Board of Innovation.

22 Apr 2020

A Guide to Investing in Volatile Markets

Posted by - Glen Callow

The term volatility refers to periods of short-term rises and falls in the price of investments. These movements in price can be caused by a variety of political and economic factors, such as a change in government policy or news that impacts a specific industry causing uncertainty. This guide was provided to us by Architas.

28 Nov 2019

2019 Q4 Quarterly Market Outlook

Posted by - Glen Callow

Investors have scarcely been able to turn on their television sets or look at their phones in recent weeks without being presented with some pressing issue which seems to merit their attention. A flood of headlines have appeared seemingly all at once: the protests in Hong Kong; the air strikes on a major Saudi oil facility; and the first incipient moves to impeach President Trump. All that and more on top, of course, of the two issues which never seem to get resolved: the US-China trade war and the unending Brexit saga.

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13 Oct 2020

National Savings wields the axe

Posted by - Glen Callow

National Savings rate to drop sharply from 24 November.At times, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) looks like a relic. Its role ...

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13 Oct 2020

Triple lock survives – for now

Posted by - Glen Callow

The government has acted to ensure state pension increases can happen next April.Source: House of Commons Briefing Paper CBP-08712.  The B...

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13 Oct 2020

Another Autumn Budget deferred

Posted by - Glen Callow

After heavy hinting from the Treasury for some weeks, the expected Autumn Budget has been pushed into spring 2021. Since the March Budget a...

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13 Oct 2020

Market update: a quieter quarter

Posted by - Glen Callow

The third quarter of 2020 saw share markets calmer than in the previous two. For many, 2020 has not been a year they will want to remember....

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13 Oct 2020

Investing in the UK – pros and cons

Posted by - Glen Callow

The latest figures from the Investment Association show that UK funds are firmly out of favour with UK retail investors. UK funds suffered n...

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