Tag Archives: Stocks and Shares

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 […]

Budget: A Deal for Savers

The Chancellor’s 2014 Budget was designed to assist “the doers, the makers and the savers”, and it contained major and unexpected improvements to both pensions and savings. Who needs annuities? George Osborne’s statement that as a result of his changes, “no one will have to buy an annuity” triggered major falls in the shares of […]

NS&I Budget announcement

In the Budget announcement yesterday (Wednesday 19 March), the Chancellor outlined plans for National Savings & Investments (NS&I) to help support savers. Firstly, NS&I will launch a special issue of a market-leading savings bond for people aged 65 and over which will go on sale during the final quarter of the financial year (January 2015), […]

Retirement – brave new world?

Radical changes proposed in yesterday’s Budget could herald the biggest shake-up to UK pensions ever. And it could happen as soon as 2015. hese welcome proposals would give pension savers more freedom, choice and flexibility than ever before over how they access their pension savings. If the changes go ahead, anyone of pension age would […]

Not Rocket Science

When the media raises the subject of beating the stockmarket through astute stock picking, the name ‘Warren Buffett’ is usually cited. But what does this legendary investor actually say about the smart way to invest? Buffett is considered to have such a track record of picking stock winners and avoiding losers that his annual letter […]