Month: September 2020

The World In A Week 78 – It’s Tough At The Top

Author: Jon Doyle September 28, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
The sustained rally in global equities we have seen since the lows in March appeared to lose further steam last week. MSCI ACWI lost -1.4% in local currency terms, although this translated into a loss of only -0.1% for GBP […]

What Should You Check When Reviewing Your Pension?

Author: Jon Doyle September 25, 2020 In Blog, Personal Finance, Retirement
Have you reviewed your pension lately? Even though we make regular contributions to pensions, it’s not often something we think about until retirement is approaching. However, keeping track of progress during our working lives is important too.

Pension Annual Allowance…. are you a winner or a loser?

Author: Jon Doyle September 23, 2020 In Blog, Dental, Medical, Personal Finance, Retirement
Over the few years nothing has quite caused as much of a headache in the Pensions world as the Pension Annual Allowance. NHS doctors were one of the highly affected groups – some started turning down additional work to avoid being caught by the charge. This put additional pressure on the NHS and the government had to take action.

The World In A Week 77 – No Change

Author: Jon Doyle September 22, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
It came as no surprise that the Federal Reserve left rates unchanged last week. Future rate hikes are likely to remain off the cards for the foreseeable future, at least until inflation rises above 2% and remains above this level […]

Could Family Income Benefit Insurance Be Right For You?

Author: Jon Doyle September 18, 2020 In Blog, Personal Finance
When we plan for the future, it’s also important to think about the unexpected things that might happen. No one wants to think about passing away before their time but doing so can enable you to take steps to secure your family’s future if needed. One option that is worth considering is family income benefit insurance.

The World In A Week 76 – Not Plain Sailing

Author: Jon Doyle September 15, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
Brexit tensions have managed to hit the headlines once again.  It was inevitable that the devil would be in the detail and a particular article within the Brexit deal could leave the UK vulnerable. Article 10 is causing consternation within […]

The World In A Week 75 – Reasons to stay diversified

Author: Jon Doyle September 7, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
Once again the bennefit of remaining globally diversified and not getting drawn into speculation or short termism shine through as US stocks fell sharlpy last week.

The World In A Week 74 – When You’re in a Jackson Hole… Stop Digging

Author: Jon Doyle September 1, 2020 In Blog
Last week was broadly speaking a risk-on environment, as Equity market valuations pushed ever-higher in their dramatic rebound from the lows experienced in April. The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) of global equities was up +2.3% for the week […]