Category Archives: Investing

Rates are NOT rising!!!

For months I’ve noted that ‘everyone’ has been saying interest rates would soon rise.  After all, they said, the Governor of the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve of the US had all but announced it. I also noted … Read More

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Are the pension changes that bad for insurers? No…

As I am putting metaphorical pen to electronic paper, UK life insurers are getting well and truly clobbered following the pension changes unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s UK Budget. Insurers suffer precipitous share price falls The annuity specialist … Read More

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Managing global fears and folly with global finance

From the Crimea to the East China Sea there are always political fears around the globe, and in a world of sensational 24hour news, you can be assured that seemingly even the most insignificant story can be blown up into … Read More

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Footsie reaches for the 7000 mark. But there are better places for your money!

A lot has been made in recent days of the fact that the iconic FTSE-100 index (that has existed since 1986) is close to breaking its 14-year high, reached during the technology bubble back in early 2000 (Figure 1).  1. … Read More

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UK and European small caps may have more appeal than the US small caps

While global stock markets have continued their steady recovery following January’s emerging market-led swoon, a difference in performance is emerging between small-cap stocks Stateside and those both located in the UK and also in Europe. Now normally, you could expect … Read More

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More to come from AstraZeneca, Marwyn Value and Rio Tinto

Since late December last year, I have been writing articles for the Mindful Money website. Three of these articles were focused on single UK stocks: 1. AstraZeneca: Why it should defy the bears and perform; 2. Marwyn Value Investors: Unlocking … Read More

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Buy Europe! The ECB will have to give the Euro economy a boost

Why you should buy Europe now, before the ECB acts Yes, I know that you may be hesitant to buy Continental European stock market exposure, given the travails of the Euro zone since 2008. And you would be right to … Read More

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Introducing our new ETF, Investment Trust model portfolio

Are we already back to the races? As per the usual script, this recent stock market correction was unexpected and sudden on the downside, illustrating once again that while stock markets may go up steadily, they tend to drop out … Read More

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Engaged investors and savers do better

In the last few weeks on Mindful Money we have carried many stories all of which really carry one message. Take the Chelsea Financial Services RedZone list as one example. If your fund is languishing at the bottom of the performance … Read More

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“Excess” money investment rule: an update

Previous posts (e.g. here) have discussed a “monetarist” investment strategy involving holding either global equities or US dollar cash depending on whether annual growth of G7 real narrow money is above or below that of industrial output*. The rationale for the … Read More

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