Tag Archives: Investment

Question – Investing truths?

Question. Duncan, I’m not a client of Wealthflow but can you give some generic guidance on how to invest smartly? Answer. Some people believe investing has to be complicated. In fact, becoming a successful investor may be a lot simpler than you think. It comes down to knowing your goals, knowing your options, and then […]

Year End Planning

March is a key month in which to consider tax planning to maximise the use of an individual’s allowances, reliefs, exemptions etc for the current tax year.  Some of these will be lost if not used before the tax year end. As well as last minute tax planning for 2009/10, now is also a good […]

The Whole Investment Story

Synopsis: A ten year loss across the ‘noughties’ for UK shares is not the true story. We commented in our recent bulletin that 2009´s 22.1% rise in the FTSE 100 index was not the whole story for the past 12 months. The same “don´t-believe-the-Footsie approach” is worth taking for the ´noughties´ decade. FTSE Index 1999-2009 […]

Timing Secrets

Just six months ago, millions of would-be investors were reluctant to move into equities because the market was falling too fast. Now many are wary because the market is rising too fast. In the meantime, life moves on. It’s like watching a child standing tentatively at the edge of a swimming pool. She’s torn between […]

What should investors do now?

Let’s turn to a question we’ve heard frequently in recent weeks and months, granted we’re in a recession now but shouldn’t we have seen it coming ahead of time? Here’s the challenge of trying to see it ahead of time.  According to the National Bureau of Economic Research the recession started in December 2007, but […]