Category Archives: Financial News

Market Update

A quick update on what has been happening with investments, and when and how the outlook should improve. The second week in March was unfortunately another pretty awful period for global stock markets, with shares being sold off sharply in response to escalating economic problems posed by Coronavirus, the oil Read the full article…

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Spring Budget 2020

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, was faced with a number of challenges in the current UK Government’s first budget. The focus was on the short-term measures needed to deal with the challenges the UK faces as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. These amounted to a £12bn fiscal stimulus, with Read the full article…

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Market update – December 2019

2019 proved a very positive year for markets, rebounding from the dip towards the end of 2018. In the UK the FTSE100 started the year at 6,734 and has so far risen to 7,353 at close of trading on 13th December, having been boosted by the outcome of the General Read the full article…

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What is a Multi-Asset Fund?

A multi-asset fund will invest in a mixture of asset classes, such as equities (shares), fixed interest (corporate and government bonds), and commercial property. More cautious funds will invest mainly in lower risk assets such as fixed interest securities while higher risk funds will invest in a higher proportion of Read the full article…

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Outcome of General Election – December 2019

Market reactions to the outcome of the General Election have initially been very positive, as the uncertainty of another hung parliament has been avoided. Sterling rose to its highest level against the euro since the referendum, and to its highest level against the dollar since May 2018. Unusually, both the Read the full article…

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