Month: October 2015

Are Company Strategic Reports helpfully forward-looking for investors?

Strategic reports provide ‘very little insight’ into future prospects. Many strategic reports contain a mass of annual data and text, which is largely backward looking, finds a PriceWaterhouse (PwC) study. Information disclosed in companies’ annual reports is being buried in a mass of annual data and text, presenting investors with a tough challenge to unearth...

Should you be worried during significant market falls?

A recent Standard Life article suggests that in simple terms, you probably shouldn’t be worried about recent market falls. Most of us are investing over the long term, and significant market falls happen periodically. Generally, the wrong thing to do when markets fall by a reasonable margin is to panic and sell out of the...

Do you know your pension pot value?

New research from Retirement Advantage shows that despite the new pension freedoms introduced in April, over a quarter of people aged over 50 don’t know how much money they have saved in order to fund their retirements. According to the research, the new freedoms place even greater responsibility on individuals to take control of their...

October Market Commentary

The end of September, and the end of the third quarter of 2015 – a quarter which, as all the financial press reported, was the worst for global equities since 2011. As CNBC put it: A sustained collapse in commodity prices, China’s stunning market rout followed by its shocking currency devaluation as well as fears...