Articles tagged "investments"

Time To Die, Mr Investment Bond?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Time to die, Mr Bond? It will soon be Christmas and the inevitable James Bond film will be on the TV. We’ve noticed some similarities between these action films and the financial services industry. Both feature sharks and incomprehensible acronyms: in the world of OO7 films, SMERSH and SPECTRE, and in the world of financial […]

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Planning Your Retirement

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Planning your retirement for the lifestyle you want Mention ‘life style’ and for many people it creates an image of hobbies, holidays, interiors and fashions. Life style is basically the style in which you live your life. It’s about the choices you make in life. Some choices, of course, are more important and have more […]

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Financial News Round Up 19th August

Friday, August 19th, 2011

• FTSE100 is ‘one of the worst places to be invested’ Research by FE Risk Scores shows that the FTSE100 is one of the riskiest places to be invested at the moment. Source: Fundweb • UK Inflation rises to 4.4% Inflation in the UK rose to 4.4% in July, as measured by the Consumer Prices […]

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Capital Protected Investments

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Make money when the market falls With the market in turmoil it is difficult for investors to know where to turn to. Investors are subjected to considerable noise, so much so, they don’t know who to believe. No sooner will a positive sentiment arise than a negative view of the same noisy information makes the […]

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Absolute Returns

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

‘Absolute’ nonsense – and it’s your money Absolute returns, the latest buzzword from the financial marketing world. But what exactly are absolute returns and do they really have a part to play in your pension fund, investments or ISAs? As we mentioned in this column a few weeks back, an investor subjected to the FTSE100 […]

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Tracker Funds

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

When ‘cheap’ costs you £11m per year Are tracker funds the most efficient solution to making money or is it just noise, noise, noise? Our financial industry seems to design its thousands of arguments to ensure you are either invested, or you are invested. It’s the same as the argument about using either shampoo for […]

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Investment Products

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Why your pensions and investments never seem to rise Investment of your money in investment products, whether through your company pension, personal pension, ISAs, or insurance products is one of the more complex decisions that you can make. It’s no surprise that many of us place trust in a brand name given this complexity, but […]

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Underperforming Investments – Is Your Pension Amongst Them?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

70% of investments underperform – Is your pension invested amongst them? As an investor, you want to choose the best for your investments. It’s certainly not an easy task. And with pensions at the front of many investors’ minds at the moment, the performance of investments you’re relying on for the future, a performance check […]

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Cautious Managed Funds

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

You’re a cautious investor. So you want your investments in a cautious managed fund because, you think, you’ll be taking less of a risk, right? Well, not exactly. You could find that your definition of cautious when it comes to managed funds is very different from the investment world’s definition. So how do you make […]

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Cheaper Investments

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The retail world – making thousands from your investments How often do we come back from holiday and complain about the quality of customer service we receive when we return? Fascinating. Yet somehow we continue to experience this customer service and accept it. None is more true than the financial services industry and our ability […]

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