Month: May 2013

May Market Commentary

Introduction “No news is good news” as the old saying goes. By that definition, April was a good month in that there were no disasters. Europe remained relatively stable, Cyprus didn’t implode, Barack Obama and Congress continued speaking to each other and Kim Jong-un kept his finger off the trigger. Mind you, the International Monetary...

Could you be lose a pension down a ‘black hole’?

A shift in the UK working culture and confusion around retirement planning is creating a pension ‘black hole’, with almost a quarter (23%) of UK adults stating they have lost track of at least one of their own pension schemes, according to a new poll for Age UK. The online poll, commissioned to find out...

Financial Mis-Selling: Has Anything Really Changed?

In 1720 hundreds of people were ruined when the ‘South Sea Bubble’ collapsed. The share price of the South Sea Company had been inflated to ridiculous levels by insider trading: bribes were paid to politicians, some people got rich, far more were ruined and considerable damage was done to the national economy. That was nearly...

Don’t Fall in Love – the Most Common Mistakes Investors Make

This is the first part of a two part article, where we’ve taken a look at some of the common mistakes investors make when they’re buying and selling stocks and shares and other investments. We’ve identified ten mistakes – and this month, we take a look at the first five. It Costs Money Despite the...

The road to transfer your ISA’s

How many of us review and change our insurance policies, such as car, house and travel insurance, when they come up for renewal? Looking for the best deal for our needs has increasingly become common practice as our commitment to loyalty to providers has declined. We can treat our organisation and management of ISAs in...