Category: Investments

11 May

How to buy Property with your Pension Fund

It’s nearly a decade since we fell out of love with residential investment properties. Over the last few months I’ve noticed a sharp increase in the number of people looking to invest in residential properties again. It’s hard to argue against it given the spike in rents and the capital growth expected over the next […]

27 Apr

Investment Update – April 2018

Investment markets have been very mixed this year. January was a very positive start and followed by two negative and volatile months. Global shares were down -1.7% in local currency terms and -3.2% in Euro as the Euro continued to strengthen. The volatility was  driven by concerns that the US Federal Reserve may raise interest rates […]

16 Feb

Volatility returns to the Equity Markets

In the last two weeks volatility has made a return to the stock markets after a lengthy absence. On Monday the 5th Feb the Dow Jones Index fell by 1755 points or 4.6%. There was no apparent reason that caused the downturn but worries about the new head of the federal reserve in the US […]

06 Oct

How to manage stock market volatility in retirement

We all feel the pain of falling stock markets but it can be particularly stressful when you are retired and depending on your investments for your income in retirement. Fidelity.com  advice not to panic and start selling stocks, consider other income sources, and review your withdrawals and spending. Fidelity give six tips for volatile market: Guarantee […]