Category: Investments

Calculating your investment risk profile

16.04.2019

The investment market has been experiencing volatility lately and it may mean you're considering whether your current risk profile is still appropriate. All investments carry some risk but there are numerous different risk profiles to consider; what's right for one person can be very different from another. Calculating the level of risk you can afford to take with your investments can be complex, there are numerous different factors to consider,...

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Protecting your money from inappropriate investment products

16.04.2019

It’s natural to want your hard-earned savings to grow as much as possible. However, as the saying goes ‘if something seems too good to be true, it probably is’. When we hear about people losing their life savings, it’s often related to scams and fraudsters. However, recent headlines show that getting sucked into inappropriate products can be just as dangerous. The case of London Capital & Finance Over the last few weeks, you may have...

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Should you take action if your investments underperform?

15.03.2019

Investment markets in 2018 saw the return of volatility. A range of factors, from Brexit to US trade policy influenced how well stocks and shares performed. For some people, it means investments may not have delivered the return expected. A glance at returns that are below projections can naturally lead to the feeling that something must be done, but is it the best course of action? Investment in stocks and shares will always come with some degree...

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The impact of investment performance on your pension

15.03.2019

Over the last year, the investment markets have experienced volatility. But what does this mean for your pension savings and should action be taken? Whether you have a Workplace Pension or are paying into a Personal Pension, you may have experienced the performance changing dramatically over the last 12 months. The value of the money stored away for your retirement may have decreased. When you look at how the value has changed, it’s natural to...

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