Markets fell in 2018 – but keep this in perspective 2018 may have been a disappointing year for equities, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise December 2018 dished up a rather distasteful present for the holiday period. Many lines were written in the broadsheets about the global equity market falls, but were they really […]
One of the biggest challenges I faced during the early years of my career as a financial planner, prior to establishing Wealthflow LLP in 2007, was finding an investment proposition to complement a long-term, strategic approach to financial planning. Too often, I found myself apologising to clients when their investments did not meet our – […]
Despite its lustre, gold sits uncomfortably in investment portfolios. If you think hard about why you might own it, it becomes harder to make a case for its inclusion.
It’s that time of the year when the talking heads of television and the prognosticators of print issue their sage outlooks for the coming 12 months. While this crystal ball gazing is always entertaining, it becomes even more so a year later. In journalism, this is known as the ‘silly season’. Lots of people returning […]
It’s very easy at the moment to focus only on negative news – of which there is plenty – and “run for the hills”. Global equity, fixed income and currency markets have traded with increased volatility over the past two months. Global economic growth is slowing and concerns about inflation levels are increasing, even as […]