Quality not Quantity

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Global equities continued their recovery last week, ending up 2.1% in local currency terms. Markets are now down only 1.2% from their early September high. So, why the swift rebound … Read More

Financial futures

Xers expected to face significant challenges in retirement With many Gen Xers (those born between 1965 and 1980) having entered the job market too late to benefit from final salary … Read More

Gasflation if not Stagflation

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Global equities ended last week unchanged despite a further surge in gas prices and step-up in bond yields. At their low point a week ago, markets were in spitting distance … Read More

Whiff of Stagflation

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Last week’s commentary started with the words ‘Global equities seem to have regained their poise’. Well, we spoke too soon as markets shortly resumed their decline, ending last week down … Read More

How has COVID-19 affected retirement plans?

Attitudes and aspirations of this year’s retirees The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted on every aspect of our lives, affecting individuals’ financial situation and, for many, their plans for retirement. … Read More

Saving for your children, Q&A

“I have two children and would like to start investing for them. A relative has recently offered to give me £250 a month for each of them to invest but … Read More

Tighter Times

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Global equities seem to have regained their poise. The demise of Evergrande, the Chinese property developer, was still unnerving markets last Monday but markets ended the week up around 0.5% … Read More

Property wealth boost

Older homeowners receive £1.94 billion Older homeowners received a £1.94 billion property wealth boost in the first half of 2021, data shows[1]. More than half of the proceeds of equity … Read More

Choppier Waters

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Global equities have slipped back in the last couple of weeks and ended last week down 2.0% from their high on 6 September. UK and European equities have also opened … Read More