Category Archives: Investments

Advice and posts on Investments

Recent Market Volatility

Market Falls

In recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. While it may be difficult to remain calm during a substantial market decline, it is important to remember that volatility is a normal part of investing. Additionally, for long-term investors, reacting emotionally to volatile markets may […]

How long is long term?

The Budget and You

For many investors – particularly those in retirement – the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When it comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules […]

Investment Insight : Woodford’s Woes

Smarter Investing

Tips on Smarter Investing Neil Woodford – one of the UK’s best known fund managers – has recently had to suspend trading in the Woodford Equity Income Fund. What are the causes and lessons of his ‘dark and terrible moment’ as it has been described? Some investors are claiming not to know how the fund was […]

The Pain and Pleasure of Diversification

Smarter Investing

Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve! It is human nature to look at an investment that has done particularly well and wish you had been invested in it. We all risk being dragged into ‘if only’ mind games: ‘If only I had put a £10,000 into Amazon in 2003, I’d be retired by now’ ¹. ‘If only I […]