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What is Asset Allocation?

What is Asset Allocation? By: Tim Bennett 22.08.2017This key phrase is vital to successful long-term investing. Here I introduce it and explain why. What is Asset Allocation? The short answer is “one of investing’s most important concepts”. In a nutshell, asset allocation is a process that spreads your money across different types of asset in a …

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What Moves Exchange Rates?

What Moves Exchange Rates? By: Tim Bennett 22.6.2017The Election result and Brexit are being blamed for the weak Pound. So in this short video I look at the other big forces that determine a currency’s value. https://youtu.be/ldeFimQXX8EThe direction of travel for the pound recently is pretty clear from the chart below. What this reveals is that …

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What are Corporate Actions?

What are Corporate Actions? By: Tim Bennett01.06.2017Tim Bennett offers a short tour of some of the key decisions that are regularly required from shareholders.https://youtu.be/rzAnWdyQOy4Here’s a puzzle. Whilst the total number of firms listed globally has never been higher, thanks largely to the rapid expansion of stock exchanges in Emerging Markets, the number of firms listing in …

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A Short Guide To Crowdfunding

A Short Guide To Crowdfunding By: Tim Bennett 20.04.2017Tim Bennett explains why this new method of fundraising has proved so popular and points out the key risks. https://youtu.be/giPJu6J0t8sCrowdfunding has rapidly become something of a household term within the financial world thanks to some recent high-profile successes, such as beer-makers Brewdog, and some equally high-profile failures. Here …

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Bond Basics – A Refresher

Bond Basics – A Refresher By: Tim Bennett 12.04.2017With interest rates and yields creeping upwards, Tim Bennett rounds up all of the bond basics. https://youtu.be/Aaw05GvQ6YUBonds are for many investors a key tool when it comes to portfolio building and managing Lifetime Savings. Here is a brief summary of how they work for newcomers – please speak to …

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