This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average (The Dow), which is the oldest U.S. stock market index, posted its biggest single-day percentage gain since 1933, up over 11% in one day! Volatility both ways (up and down) remains off the charts with all of the year’s best and worst days happening in March… So what is happening?
What a difference a fortnight can make! I last wrote a couple of weeks ago and over that time we have seen the global effects of the Coronavirus, so I thought I would write again to keep you updated. I am sure you are well aware there is a global pandemic with over 183,000 cases […]
Aside from the global and economic challenges, we provide a brief overview of what we believe will be of most importance and relevance to financial planners:
The CPI for January showed an annual rate of 1.8%, up 0.5% from December. Read this article to find out where the inflation increased and decreased during this period.
In the run up to most Budgets it is common to hear rumours suggesting some form of cut to pensions tax relief, however, this year it seems more likely than usual. Discover how to maximise higher rate relief before the tax year end.
The number one reason most people don’t stick to their new year’s resolutions is that they set unrealistic goals. It’s called the “False Hope Syndrome” where a person’s unrealistic expectations about the likely speed, amount, ease and consequences of changing their behaviour. So what can you do to improve your chances of achieving your goals?
The first Budget is often when bad news is delivered, being the furthest from the next election.
The Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto is now the starting point for the Government agenda for the next five years. The majority which the Party now has, with many new MPs, will mean a sea change from that of the hand-to-mouth Government of the past two and a half years.
We are experiencing unprecedented uncertainty and tension in the political system around the world as well as with the British elections on the 12 November, which for some will be a scary announcement on Friday 13th. Does all of this, and who sits in Number 10, affect your investment strategy? If it does, do you need to rethink your plans ahead of the election?
Please see Lexo’s 2019 Third Quarter Market Review which we thought you might find useful. This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the UK and international markets. Please click the image below to […]