Economics Posts

Market update: The Return of the Roaring Twenties?

It’s been a while since my last update and to be fair not a lot has been going on in the investment world. We continue to progress the excellent vaccination roll out in the UK with many other countries catching up and showing signs of success. This is all good for a recovering economy and […]

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Protecting Yourself Against Financial Scams

  The old adage about thieves and opportunism certainly rings true through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Looking to the year ahead at gpfm

We enter the New Year with change in the air. With the UK’s vaccination scheme well underway and Biden’s presidency heralding a new era in American political and social life, we’re optimistic that 2021 will offer renewed stability.

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What does Brexit mean for my Finances?

As the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit becomes greater, with a last push for the EU and UK to reach a post-Brexit trade deal before 31st of December, there are certain predictions that can be made about the effect this outcome may have.

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2020 Market Review

Back in January, Covid-19 was a regional virus, and few predicted that it would be the cause of an unprecedented and extremely challenging 2020 for people, businesses and economies. The crisis has also been a tumultuous experience for investors as it forced the global economy into its deepest recession in peace time. The scale of […]

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Could Redundancy Mean Taking Early Retirement?

Along with furlough schemes and business bailouts, redundancy has been a very real part of 2020. Redundancy carries with it a certain set of rules, including redundancy pay for anyone who has been at their job for two years or more. This is usually:

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Checklist

Since the EU referendum, emigration from the UK has been steadily increasing, reaching a ten-year high last year.

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New National Lockdown: How will the Furlough scheme change?

The introduction of new UK lockdown measures on November 5 herald yet another period of uncertainty for employers and employees nationwide.

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Is it time to diversify my portfolio?

This year has seen huge market volatility, not least because of COVID-19 and the anticipated ‘Australia-style’ no-deal Brexit. In March, the pound reached a 35-year low versus the dollar, throwing the UK into a period of recession from August.

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Investing Cash During a Temporary Decline

Timing in investment markets is not something seasoned Financial Planners claim to do. This is not to say that it is impossible to get right on occasion, but long term, it is far more likely to achieve sub-optimal returns.

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