Most of us vividly remember the outrage when Toblerone decided to shrink its chocolate bars. As consumers, we felt totally ripped off. But it’s not just chocolate. From your daily coffee to the price of a train ticket, it just feels like your money doesn’t go as far as it used to, doesn’t it? This, my friend, is the power of inflation.
June was yet another month full of surprises for markets and economies, but with a modicum of normality re-emerging. Lockdowns being lifted and adjusting to a new normal is at the forefront of investors’ minds as we reach the halfway point of 2020 and hope for a better second half!
Should I invest in a fund managed by a computer or a human being? It’s a common question for investors although the jury is still out on which approach is best. As the debate intensifies in the industry, we dig into the pros and cons of Active and Passive investing and figure out if there is a clear winner or if it’s a case of horses for courses.
Taxes…who actually likes paying taxes? Nobody. We all know they’re important, but no one actually likes to see hundreds of pounds going into the government’s coffers. Well, today we will give you a crash course in one of the best ways to keep the taxman’s hands off your hard-earned pennies: the humble ISA.
Even if you’re not an investment guru, you may well have heard of ESG. More and more financial headlines are sporting this acronym and everyone seem to be talking about it. But what does it actually mean and is it relevant for you?
Sometimes your pension can seem like a distant relative: you met them a long time ago when you were younger but now you can’t really remember where they are or what they do. But there’s never a wrong time to reacquaint yourself, so gather your paperwork and follow our easy steps to get back in touch.
Markets continued to recover in May, Japan stood out as the place to be, and the UK government bond market joined the exclusive club of negative yields.
Most of life’s big decisions are a little daunting and investing your hard-earned cash is no different. Should you throw yourself off the top board into shares or retreat to the shallow end of a savings account? And how can you tell which option is best for you?