RIDING OUT INVESTMENT BENDS

Professional investor interest has been focusing on US government bond yields, with potential lessons for long term investment. On 22 March the US stock market caught a sudden – and brief – chill.  One of the main reasons was the red line in the graph shown above. This shows a yield curve plot, which shows [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:09:59+01:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

DOCTORS TAPERING OFF AS PENSION TAX RULES BITE

Measures designed to limit the cost of pensions tax relief to the Treasury are having some unwelcome consequences, as some senior doctors have found their incomes disappearing. Some members of the medical profession have found changes to legislation mean their earnings are getting swallowed up by the tax system. According to a recent Financial Times [...]

By |2019-05-07T16:46:06+01:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A POPULAR PEAK FOR VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS

Figures recently released for last tax year show the highest level of VCT investment since 2005/06. The Association of Investment Companies was quick off the mark after 5 April in announcing a near record level of fund raising for venture capital trusts (VCTs) in 2018/19. At £731m, 2018/19 VCT investment just beat the 2017/18 figure [...]

By |2019-05-07T16:44:28+01:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

RIPPLE EFFECT WIDENS FOR CHINA INVESTORS

It is not only Chinese mainland shares which are now attracting investor attention. Over the past few years, the relevance of shares quoted on the mainland Chinese stock exchanges to global investors has grown considerably. China has opened access to its share markets via the Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock connect schemes. As we [...]

By |2019-05-07T16:42:30+01:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

HOW LONG DO YOU WANT TO WORK….?

As people are living longer, a parallel older-age profile is emerging in the labour force. Labour market statistics for the period December 2018 to February 2019 revealed some impressive results. In the UK, employment of those aged 16–64 was running at 76.1%, the joint highest level ever and up 0.7% on a year ago. Drill [...]

By |2019-05-07T16:41:13+01:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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