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Image by Tumisu on Pixabay.com Yet again, it appears that an issuer of mini bonds has failed, leaving its investors with little or no prospect of recovering their investment.  In this instance it is a firm, Wellesley, whose TV advertisements I had actually seen myself.  I...

Image by Burak K on pexels.com Having concluded that CGT changes were at least a viable possibility in the near future, the client’s next question was whether they might have an impact on the stockmarket.  Their thinking behind this is that, particularly if the change were...

As the UK officially enters a recession, there may not be much that individuals can do to affect the macroeconomic position but there are several steps that we can take to limit the risks to our personal circumstances and keep us on track towards our...

Image from missavana on pixabay.com Inevitably in this profession, from time to time I come across advice from other advisers and it is hard to resist the temptation to pass a critical eye over it to see what solutions other people are recommending.  The task is...

Image by Alexsander-777 on pixabay.com One of the outcomes on investors (apart from the precipitous and, so far, largely temporary) plunge in capital values in March) of the current global pandemic is that a decent proportion of companies have suspended their dividend payments.  This is usually...

Image from 12019 at pixabay.com For many years now, investors have looked enviously at the apparent ability of certain institutions, such as the huge endowment funds which support some of the large US universities, apparently to earn returns far ahead of those of the majority.  Their...

Image by Valdemaras D on pexels.com Inflation (the rate at which the prices of goods and services increase) is a stealthy thief of the value of investors’ capital.  From time to time, it hits the headlines when rates get out of control (for example, in Germany...

Image from Breakingpic on pexels.com Despite all the generally (and understandably) negative newsflow about Coronavirus, one of the outcomes of the government-mandated two-metre lateral separation is that many people who routinely carried out their jobs in a particular way have had to adapt to operating differently. While...