The Insights

At TILLIT we are big believers in learning and broadening our horizons. We also think that there is too much noise in the world of stock markets and investing today. Our focus is on the long-term and that is reflected in our various Insight articles, from opinion pieces to interviews and beginners’ guides, and even our market updates only come out quarterly.

Short reads - Fundamentals | Asset allocation

Why you need to know your why

By Gabby Macari
Reading time: 4 minutes

Would you buy a home without first deciding what area you want to live in, how many bedrooms you need or how much you can afford to borrow for the mortgage? Making informed investment decisions needs similar planning as this will help you decide when to buy more or sell out further down the line.

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Short reads - Fundamentals

Tidy wallet, tidy mind?

By Gabby Macari
Reading time: 4 minutes

As we see more and more individuals taking control of their finances and looking to invest, let’s take a look at the importance of keeping things tidy.

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Short reads - Fundamentals | Mind & markets

The Seven Deadly Sins of investing

By Faith Archer
Reading time: 5 minutes

The investing version of the seven deadly sins might not send you straight to hell but could still send your returns up in smoke. Here are a few of the sins that can savage your portfolio – and what you can do to avoid temptation!

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Short reads - Fundamentals

Investment fees: What am I paying for?

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

Whether you are buying a new car or a pair of shoes, it’s perfectly natural to shop around. You don’t want to buy a sub-par product just because it’s cheap, but equally you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg if you could have bought the same thing cheaper. It’s the same when it comes to investing. All investment products and services carry a price tag and it is important to know what you are paying for and how it compares to the wider market.

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Short reads - Fundamentals

The miracle of compounding

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 4 minutes

Can you guess how many times £1 would have to double to make £1,000,000? The answer, astonishingly, is just 20 times! But guess how much you would have if you doubled your initial pound 10 times? Believe it or not, it would be just £1,024.

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