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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

Understanding investment fees

By Gabriella Macari
Reading time: 6 minutes

As with anything, when it comes to investing, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Whilst fees are certainly not the most interesting topic of conversation, fees and charges have a real impact on your net investment return. It is therefore important to understand exactly what you’re paying, and to whom, as part of your overall investment strategy. In this article, we cover some of the main fees and charges you can expect when investing.

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Short reads - Fundamentals

Fund charges: what am I paying for?

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 6 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 for less. It’s the same when it comes to investing. All investment products carry a price tag so it’s important to know what you are paying for and how that price compares to the wider market.

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Short reads - Fundamentals

3 things to consider when investing in volatile markets

By Gabriella Macari
Reading time: 6 minutes

As 2022 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2023, commentators and investment houses have begun to share their forecasts and expectations for the year ahead. With headwinds including the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, a cost-of-living crisis and global recession expectations, it’s safe to say that one of the only certainties for next year at present is that uncertainty is here to stay. In this Insight, we look at three things to remember when investing in uncertain times.

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Short reads - Fundamentals

Personal tax allowances: a guide

By Gabriella Macari
Reading time: 6 minutes

We all want our finances to be efficient. Just like you might pay into a pension for the basic-rate tax top-up or contribute to an ISA for the tax-relief on income or growth, there are other tax allowances that can benefit unwrapped investments. Here, we look at some of the other allowances available to individuals so that you can be sure you’re making the most of them where you can.

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Short reads - Fundamentals | Asset allocation

Why you need to know your why

By Gabriella Macari
Reading time: 6 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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