In this blog, we bring some context to equity and bond market falls so far this year – spoiler alert, they are not as bad as the media would have us believe. We also outline 10 tips for keeping things in perspective during unsettling times.
Phasing a portfolio into the market can provide some behavioural comfort to clients. Given that clients suffer the pain of loss twice as much as the elation from gains, phasing allows investor to ease their way into the markets. Read our analysis on the potential merits and downsides of phasing investments here:
Investing is a hard enough emotional challenge at the best of times. Chasing performance just adds to the complexity and stress involved and may well put long-term investment goals at risk.
We set out 10 reasonable points for consideration to help investors form a view on these new, exciting and innovative – but at times harmful – digital assets.
One of the greatest temptations in investing is to try to time when to be in or out of markets. It is logical to want to be fully invested in the equity markets when they are going up and to be in cash when they are going down. Yet logic
In the investing world there are some quirky mathematical outcomes that are worth reminding ourselves of. Read our explainer on the maths of percentages in investment returns and what a ‘behaviour gap’ in investor returns means.
We’ve recently made a short film outlining the pros and cons of Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs). Watch our 5 minute explainer video here:
It is always easy to feel that the present is more uncertain than the past. Today, it certainly feels like the world is in a very uncertain place. The chart in this blog clearly illustrates that over the mid-to longer-term the markets absorb the consequences of such events and power forwards as capitalism drives the relentless pursuit of profit opportunities.
Markets have started the year down and have been quite volatile. Although the circumstances due to the global pandemic feel exceptional, drawdowns of this magnitude are actually very common.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, inflation numbers have frequented the headlines. The reality is that everyone is subject to their own unique inflation rate as this blog explains.