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 - Asset allocation

Surging inflation: Exploring what rising costs mean for savers and investors

By Sheridan Admans
Reading time: 6 minutes

Inflation, once considered dead, is making a fierce comeback. As costs creep up and the pound in your pocket is worth less than it was, we take a look at what this means for savers and investors, as well as which investments have demonstrated some resilience to this phenomenon in the past.

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Short reads - Styles & themes

VCTs: Exploring unique investments while saving on your taxes

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

Once considered a niche investment option, Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have seen a boom in demand over recent years, raising a total of £619m during the 2019-20 tax year, the third highest amount since 2006. Investors are attracted to these vehicles by the lucrative tax breaks and the innovative areas they invest in, but they don’t come without caveats.

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Short reads - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

Property funds: Safe as houses?

By Faith Archer
Reading time: 6 minutes

Investors wishing to profit from property prices and rental yields don’t have to buy a house, when they can invest in property funds instead. Rather than heading to an estate agent, try an investment platform. You can snap up a stake in a property fund with much less money and hassle than buying a building.

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