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Amid the 2020 Market and Economic Predictions

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Amid the 2020 Market and Economic Predictions, let us Focus on What You Can Control to Improve Your Financial Well-Being

You probably noticed that most of the things that the “experts” are warning you to prepare for are things beyond your control. Rather than stare into a crystal ball and make predictions, we prefer to look at our clients’ lifetime planning and focus on how we can help them get the best life possible with the money they have – no matter what happens in 2020.

You can’t control the global economy …

Brexit, tariffs, the US –...

The electorate has spoken - Conservatives win a majority

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Tuesday 17th of December 2019

The Results Are In

Following six weeks of intense campaigning, the result is in. The electorate has delivered its verdict.

 In Britain’s first December general election in nearly 100 years, the Conservative Party has won a very comfortable majority, soaring past the magic 326 seat mark in the early hours of Friday morning. With the Conservatives now occupying 364 seats with just one left to declare at the time of writing, Boris Johnson’s gamble certainly appears to have paid off – it’s the party’s best election performance since the 1980s....

Time in the market, not timing the market

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Monday 9th of December 2019

As yet another general election looms over the UK population, you could be forgiven for not quite feeling in the festive spirit. I think we can all agree no one really wants to be thinking about politics and the future of the country in December. I’m sure we would all much rather be sipping mulled wine and searching for the perfect Christmas tree.

With more uncertainty in the air we know that many of you might be concerned about what may lie ahead for your investment. It can be tempting at times like these to make short term decisions in an...

Three Overlooked Keys to Being a Successful Investor

Posted by Andrew_Smith on Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Does investing strike “fear” in you? We once heard somebody say the word “fear” stands for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” That seems to apply to investing. Here’s why.

The stock market makes some people nervous. This can be especially true for young people who grew up during the Great Recession. Not only did these people see market volatility at its worst, but they also came away with negative impressions about the financial markets in general.

The truth is that the market is neither a one-way ticket to instant riches nor a dangerous gam...