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All you need to know about Pensions

14th Feb 2023

Pensions can seem complicated (and let’s be honest, a bit dull) – but they’re absolutely vital to a financially secure retirement. The trouble is we’re tempted to use the money we’ve got for the ‘right now’ instead of stashing it away for decades. However, setting up a pension and paying in regularly – even small…

FTSE 100 hits all-time high: Is now a good time to invest in it?

10th Feb 2023

On Thursday 9 February, the FTSE 100 opened the day at 7,927 – an all-time high! Given the index’s strong start to the year, can investors expect more of the same over the coming months? Or is it possible that the FTSE 100 is simply overvalued? Let’s take a closer look and these questions and…

All You Need to Know about ISAs

7th Feb 2023

ISAs are basically a way to save or invest money that is tax-free. They may seem confusing as there are different types of ISAs and each ISA has different rules, but in this ‘all you need to know’ guide to ISAs we explain what they are and what the rules mean. What is an ISA?…

Inflation – what is it, what causes it, and where is it heading ?

2nd Feb 2023

“Everyone loves an early inflation. The effects at the beginning of inflation are all good. There is steepened money expansion, rising government spending, increased government budget deficits, booming stock markets, and spectacular general prosperity, all in the midst of temporarily stable prices. Everyone benefits, and no one pays. That is the early part of the…

The best standalone savings apps in 2023

27th Jan 2023

Savings apps are becoming more popular – but who should use them and which is the best? This guide helps you decide if savings apps are best for you. Do you have big plans and great ideas for your money? A holiday, a new car, a deposit for a new flat or even something as…

Antiques, art & sneakers: Investing in non-traditional assets

26th Jan 2023

Sneakers, antiques, artwork, wine & whiskey… there are a host of non-traditional assets that have the potential to rise in value over time. In this article we’re going to explain everything you need to know about investing in non-traditional assets, including the potential drawbacks you should be aware of. Scroll down for all of the…

Will the 60/40 portfolio make a comeback in 2023?

25th Jan 2023

The 60/40 portfolio has long been a staple for investors with a moderate attitude to risk. The idea behind the allocation is that investors can avoid suffering large falls thanks to the inverse relationship between equities and bonds. Yet this theory fell flat in 2022. Last year, the 60/40 portfolio suffered it’s worst performance in…

Is investing really a zero-sum game?

19th Jan 2023

A zero-sum game is a situation where, if one party wins, another loses by the same margin. If you think about investing you may believe that buying and selling shares is an example of a zero-sum game – and it can be! However, did you know that not all investing is actually a zero-sum game?…

Investing: What is the January Effect?

30th Dec 2022

The ‘January Effect’ suggests share prices typically rise at the beginning of the year. But is there any truth to the theory? And if so, how can the January Effect be explained? Keep on reading to discover all the details or click on a link to head straight to a section… What is the January…

A complete guide to saving and investing in solid gold

23rd Nov 2022

This is a paid article on behalf of Tally   Gold and the Law of Supply and Demand Most people are familiar with the law of supply and demand. When demand outweighs supply, the value of that good or service increases. Initiatives like Quantitative Easing enable the government to create more fiat currency (like pounds…

The importance of holding a diversified portfolio

23rd Nov 2022

This is a sponsored post on behalf of eToro A diversified portfolio can help reduce the risk of your investments suffering large falls. So how can you mix up your investments? And are there any drawbacks related to holding a diversified portfolio? Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link to…

A year of pain for bonds. Here’s why you shouldn’t panic

17th Oct 2022

Bonds are sometimes associated with risk-averse investors. They’re less volatile than other asset classes, and they typically have an inverse relationship with stocks and shares. Yet 2022 has been a year like no other for the bond market. Even though equities have struggled this year, bonds have also taken a huge hit. Just last week, yields…