Dividend Cuts – A Prudent Measure?

Dividend Cuts – A Prudent Measure?

Dividend Cuts A Prudent Measure? It has been a challenging time for UK dividends. In the second quarter of the year, they experienced their biggest quarterly fall on record, declining by 57% (over £22bn). At least 30 companies reduced their dividends, with a further 176 cancelling them entirely. Despite this,

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Maintain Your Retirement Focus

Maintain Your Retirement Focus

Maintain your retirement focus, whether you’re 20 or 50+ Nearly a fifth of people (18%) aged 50 and over say their retirement plans have already been impacted or may be impacted by the pandemic, recent research has revealed*. Of these respondents, 25% say they have not been able to retire

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Spreading Risk Makes Sense

Spreading Risk Makes Sense

Spreading Risk Has Always Made Sense Almost exactly 50 years ago, a company few people had previously heard of was hitting the headlines as the price of its shares went stratospheric. A few months later it came back to earth with a crash. Fortunes were made and lost after mining

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Protecting your Investment Portfolio

Protecting your Investment Portfolio

Protecting your Investment Portfolio The pandemic has placed immense pressure on financial markets across the globe. Markets hate uncertainty and, in recent months, that has been one commodity not in short supply. Heightened volatility, however, does always demonstrate one investment certainty – the importance of portfolio diversification as a means

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Market update: Coronavirus

Market update: Coronavirus

Market update: Coronavirus Investment markets around the world received a boost from central banks as the US Federal Reserve made a surprise cut to interest rates, and the G7 finance ministers issued positive words around monetary support should the coronavirus outbreak continue to impact global growth. On Tuesday (3 March)

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Brexit Done?

Brexit Done?

Brexit Done? The UK officially left the EU on 31 January and is now embarking on an 11-month transition period during which formal trade negotiations will take place. Brexit has undoubtedly been an arduous process, costing two British Prime Ministers their jobs and dividing families the length and breadth of

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Tending your portfolio will make it bloom

Tending your portfolio will make it bloom

Tending your portfolio will make it bloom All successful gardeners will understand the need to regularly tend their plants, shrubs and lawns in order to ensure a garden can flourish. And, for investors, taking a similar approach with their financial affairs can also bear fruit by ensuring their investment portfolios

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The Foundations of Investing

The Foundations of Investing

The Foundations of Investing With anything, the foundations are the critical. Investing is no different! Quality Choose assets that are expected to provide higher returns relative to their risks. Applying this to funds, quality fund managers should have a sound basis to their operations and growth. However this might take

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