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Investment market update: November 2020

Category: Investment Insight, News

Global stock markets continued to be affected by Covid-19, but there was good news mixed among the negative. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned the global economic recovery was ‘losing momentum’, markets rallied during the month based on the news that a vaccine was on the way. Pfizer was the first to announce a

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Investment market update: October 2020

Category: Investment Insight, News

In October, there were signs of economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19. However, during the month, many countries have reimposed restrictions and, in some cases, full lockdown, to stem the spread of the virus. As a result, it’s expected that volatility and uncertainty will continue into the winter. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Managing

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How to improve your investment knowledge

Category: Investment Insight, News

The vast majority of investors want to improve their knowledge. In fact, according to research from Schroders, 97% of investors want to boost their personal finance know-how. While a third wanted enough knowledge to comfortably make their own decisions, almost half wanted enough to be able to probe the advice they’re given. A further 17%

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Sitting out an equity market fall

Category: Investment Insight, News

For many investors, the purpose of accumulating wealth in a portfolio is to provide an income either now or in the future that is, at the very least, able to cover their basic needs and hopefully a bit more. The level of portfolio-derived income required is unique to each investor. Some will have pensions related

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Investment market update: February 2020

Category: Investment Insight, News

Throughout February there was one key global headline that had an impact on stocks, the coronavirus. What began in China a couple of months ago has spread across the world, including Europe, by the end of February. The International Air Transport Association has already warned that the virus could cost the industry nearly $30 trillion.

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Investment market update: December 2019

Category: Investment Insight, News

Welcome to our latest update on the investment market. We take a quick look at some of the key factors that influenced the stock market in December and could continue to do so over the coming months. Once again, geopolitical tensions and sluggish economic growth continued to impact investment markets as we headed towards the

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