Archive for August, 2019

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What causes stock-market volatility?

If you look at a long-term graph of any stock market, especially ones in mature markets, then you’ll probably see a long-term upward trend.  Look a little closer, however, and you’ll see that the nice upward line is actually a…

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Understanding financial products for landlords

These days it’s arguably more important than ever for landlords to do their sums properly in order to be confident that their investments will bring in net returns which justify the risk involved in holding them.  While landlords may, understandably,…

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Understanding the basics of workplace pensions

There’s no such thing as a free lunch and you can’t have your cake and eat it. You can, however, make use of tax breaks to reduce the amount of money you hand over to the government and, hence, increase…

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Investing is like gardening, it takes time

Trading is all about timing the market. Basically, it’s the old adage of “buy low and sell high”, but applied to the stock market. There’s nothing inherently “right” or “wrong” about the strategy, but it does carry a couple of…

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