Between 2009 and 2021, long-term investors were blessed to operate in a low-interest-rate environment. Low interest rates can paper over the cracks of poor financial habits. However, in the current environment, all investors will need to increase their discipline and focus to ensure that they stay on track to live the life they aspire to.
There are various gifting exemptions available and, whilst not all are available or appropriate for everyone, it is worth reviewing our guide to ensure you are making use of those that are available.
Monthly figures are a distraction from your long-term goals, we’ll help you avoid the noise.
Investing in the Great Companies of the World has produced life-changing returns for the disciplined and patient investor.
The number one enemy of the long-term investor is the financial dragon called inflation (the silent but steady increase of prices over time).
The only sane definition of money is purchasing power, and over the last 30 years, inflation in the UK has almost halved the value of your money.
But an investment in the UK share market has consistently provided protection from this enemy.
Please note: we have changed this visual below to how the return of global equities (in £) vs UK inflation.
The media is not a friend of the disciplined and patient investor. Whether it’s on TV, Print or Online, the media prefers to focus on short-term returns, market predictions, and negative news. Which is not suitable for a long-term investor.
Below are the stories, podcasts, and images which we wanted to share with you this month, which are uplifting, interesting and informative.
These links below will take you to articles on other websites.
Here is this month’s selection of positive news stories not related to investing.
Here are some articles you may find interesting this month.