Eleven reasons investors should not panic

24 June 2016

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James Klempster, head of portfolio management, and Glyn Owen, investment director, Momentum Global Investment Management discuss what the Leave vote means for investors in 11 points below. 1. Nothing changes immediately in that the UK remains a member of the EU until it triggers the formal exit process, following which it remains a member for […]

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Expert Opinion: Our view on fixed income hasn’t changed much – investors still need yield

24 June 2016 by Chris Iggo

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The markets and the bookies got it wrong. Britain voted to leave the European Union. As expected, the decision triggered a huge risk-off move in financial markets with the pound sinking to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985.   Bond yields are lower because of the flight to safety. In the credit markets, spreads […]

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Investors buy in to cheaper market – HL lists the top traded shares and funds

24 June 2016

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Hargreaves Lansdown says many of its investors are buying into the market today taking advantage of low valuations. The investment platform has also listed the shares and funds it is buying. Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Laith Khalaf says: “Private investors are seeing this morning’s market falls as a buying opportunity. Some 80% of the trades […]

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Brexit – expect a messy divorce says Blackrock

24 June 2016

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The UK’s momentous decision to leave the European Union brings long-lasting political and economic consequences.  UK Vote: Out of Europe, reflects the immediate thinking of BlackRock’s strategists and investors on the implications of a Brexit. The UK vote to leave the European Union (EU) sets in motion a long period of political, economic and market […]

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Three funds to ride out Brexit volatility

24 June 2016

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British investors may want to look for funds that help them ride volatility give the vote to leave the European Union says Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea & FundCalibre. He says: “This is a defining moment in our history – not least because the polls were right and the bookies were wrong! In terms […]

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Brexit and pensions – triple lock on state pension and tax relief in peril

24 June 2016

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Pension experts have warned that pension tax relief could face the axe in the wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. They have also suggested that the triple lock system by which the state pension is upgraded may also be in peril. Hargreaves Landown’s pension expert Tom McPhail says: “Pension tax […]

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Be wary of ‘over-simplified’ conclusions from UK’s vote to leave

24 June 2016

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Steven Andrew, Fund Manager of the M&G Income Allocation Fund, on the market’s reaction to the UK’s vote to leave the EU and David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister: There have been significant movements across global financial markets overnight and this morning – some of these moves seem rational, but others may be an over-reaction. […]

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Analyst Winterflood suggests investment trusts whether it’s Remain or Leave

23 June 2016

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Today’s EU referendum has been hailed as a ‘once in a generation event’, although as anyone living in Scotland can testify, such claims have a chimerical quality. What both sides of the bitterly contested campaign can agree on is the importance of the outcome, which will potentially have far reaching consequences for not just the […]

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Brexit versus the markets in charts

22 June 2016

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Brexit vs markets in charts. Hargreaves Lansdown has set out its view on what the referendum means – it notes that no-one really know – but it also looks at the performance of the FTSE 100 and 250, gilts, bank and retail shares and more. By senior analyst Laith Khalaf The first and most important […]

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State pension – Government agrees to write to those with fewer than 10 qualifying years but rules out writing to everyone

22 June 2016

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The Government has agreed to write to members of the public who do meet the minimum qualifying period to receive the state pension of 10 years of national insurance contributions but it has ruled out writing to everyone. This group of around 100,000 people will include those who previously would have received a derived pension […]

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