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Budget 2023: The impact on the stock market & pensions

23rd Mar 2023

On Wednesday 15 March, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his annual budget to Parliament. Changes to childcare and the extension of energy bills support have taken much of the limelight over the past week, but what about the impact on the wider economy and the stock market? Will the scrapping of the Pensions Lifetime Allowance really…

7 Investment Tips for Stock Market Beginners

27th Feb 2023

Looking for tips for stock market beginners? We’ve got your back! If you’re going to start investing in the stock market, there are a few tips that it would be useful to be aware of. Should you spread your investments, or keep them simple? What about ethical funds – are they worth investing in? Are…

Interest rates rise to 4%: Here’s how it’ll impact the stock market

3rd Feb 2023

On Thursday 2 February, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to hike interest rates by 50 basis points to 4%. This is the highest rate we’ve seen in 14 years. While the media often talks about the impact of higher rates on mortgage holders and savers, the impact on the stock market typically…

How to prepare for a 2022 stock market crash

15th Jul 2022

If you’re worried about a possible stock market crash in 2022, here’s what you need to know and how you can prepare your portfolio.

Index-tracking funds: the easy way to invest in the stock market

17th Nov 2020

Index-tracking funds offer an easy, cheap and non-frightening way to invest in the stock market! Not only are they cheap and easy, but they actually make money (over time) and they’re recommended for people like you and me by Warren Buffett no less! Also known as ‘trackers’, this investment type is a no-fuss way to put …

6 Investments That Aren’t The Stock Market

13th Jul 2020

If you’ve got money to make long-term investments at the moment, you’re in a lucky financial position. You still need to be careful, though. With economies around the world preparing for a downturn in light of the coronavirus crisis, the stock market is unlikely to be the best place to invest your money for a…

Should I Buy the Dip on the Stock Market?

2nd Jul 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we’ve seen some of the worst weeks on the stock market since the 2008 financial crash. Even the generally stable FTSE 100 suffered its largest one-day crash in March this year since 1987. That being said, when the stock market plummets it often actually proves to be a great time…

Coronavirus and the stock market: what should you do with your investments?

16th Mar 2020

Coronavirus and the stock market is all the news seems to talk about right now. It’s easy to start getting worried – but wait! “Should I sell my shares and ditch my pension?” is the question we’re hearing from readers all over social media. My answer is the same as Warren Buffett‘s: “Be fearful when others…

Stock market chaos: how it affects your pension

18th Dec 2019

Pension annuities offer a guaranteed income for the rest of your life – but did you know the stock market can affect whether you’ll get a great (or terrible) rate? If you buy at the wrong time, your retirement income could be significantly lower every year. So, how does the stock market affect pensions –…

Faltering stocks and the end of cheap money: 3 Investing lessons we’ve learnt in 2023 (so far)

16th Jun 2023

As we approach the middle of the year we’re using the milestone as an excuse to analyse the performance of stocks, bonds and other assets over the past six months. So, what lessons have investors learnt this year? And is now a good time to reassess your portfolio? To learn the answers to these questions,…

Fresh bond market woes: Here’s why investors should worry

7th Jun 2023

Shockwaves were sent through the bond market at the tail end of last month following the release of new ‘core’ inflation data. With inflation (minus volatile food and energy costs) now at its highest for 31 years, there’s now a clear realisation that the Bank of England isn’t getting to grips with the situation. Soaring…

Navigating market volatility: 4 tips for investing during uncertain times

25th May 2023

While the stock market has been relatively calm over the past six weeks, make no mistake about it – we’re living in uncertain times. Banking failures, high inflation, and political turmoil… it’s all the range these days! For investors, uncertain times can often be a challenging period, as we’ve already seen demonstrated by the performance…