Monthly Archives: August 2016

Investing during market volatility

Whether seeking income, growth or both, there are some basic rules to follow Volatile financial markets are an inevitable part of investing. On a day-to-day basis, the swings in stock market prices can be significant. However, over the longer term, things have tended to smooth out, with daily volatility having… Read More»

Active or passive? That is the question

Choosing a management style that’s right for you Investors are faced with one of the most basic questions: do you want to put your money in ‘actively’ or ‘passively’ managed funds? Deciding if you would prefer your investment ‘actively’ or ‘passively’ managed is an important consideration and a useful step… Read More»

Currency movements

Protecting your portfolio Investors should not try to predict currency movements, but you can act to protect your portfolio. Investing in foreign securities, while potentially a good thing for your long-term portfolio, may continue to pose new threats for investors. As more people broaden their investment portfolios by expanding into foreign stocks… Read More»

Financial strife

Keeping your investments safe After nearly a decade of low interest rates and central banks pumping money into financial markets, traditional safe haven investments have become expensive, so where could investors look to keep their investments safe? Gold, the US dollar, ‘defensive’ stocks such as utilities and pharmaceuticals, government bonds,… Read More»

Empty nest, empty wallet

Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents who typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s graduates from English universities still left with an average of… Read More»