The FTSE 100 reached an all-time high in February, surpassing its previous peak achieved on the eve of the millennium. This illustrates that it can take a long time for the stock market to recover from a crash, but it’s not really representative of an investor’s experience since 1999. People tend to fixate on headline […]
This short 2-1/2 minute video explains how security prices are set—and change—based on the collective knowledge of buyers and sellers. Armed with this information, investors can be more confident about the power of the financial markets.
There are two kinds of investor in this world. One type pays close attention to the daily (and sometimes hourly) flood of information, looking for a reason (any reason) to jump in or out of the markets. The other kind of investor is in for the long haul, and recognises that the markets are going […]
Making a Will is the only way to indicate who you want to benefit from your estate. Failure to take action could compromise the long term financial security of your family. It’s also the cornerstone for inheritance tax and estate planning. Yet previous studies have suggested that as many as a half to two thirds […]
Despite some high profile cases of tax avoidance, it remains a Government objective to encourage saving by providing legitimate ways of minimising tax. The end of the tax year is the ideal time to consider some of the opportunities. Inheritance tax can be reduced by transferring the assets on which the tax is charged, so […]