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 […]
Most likely you would have heard in the news that the world stock markets have retraced some of their growth, that’s the same, non-emotional way as the news headlines saying ‘trillions of dollars has been wiped off the value of the world’s companies’. What they did not tell you is that in the preceding months, […]
There is a real concern that the inheritance tax rules may be due for a change. A couple of recent reports give an outline of the areas that may receive attention. One of these is the exemption for “normal expenditure out of income” and clients who can use this exemption may like to take early action. Read this article to find out more.
The Great British Public has long had a love affair with bricks and mortar, witness the continued (if waning) popularity of buy-to-let. It set us wondering what the last decade revealed about the returns from UK residential property compared to UK shares.
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?