Archive for the Market Update Category

Outlook for 2018 Remains Positive Despite Recent Sell-Off

2017 was a bumper year for stock markets, but investors are now growing concerned that stock-market valuations are becoming too stretched. Find out straight from our Head of Investment Research how we view the investment outlook for 2018.

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The UK Budget – Intergenerational Fairness but fair to Whom?

Speculation is rife that the Chancellor plans to focus on “Intergenerational Fairness”, in other words to court the votes of the young at the expense of the rest of us. Whilst all of this is rumour one thing is certain, there will be change and you will need to consider how this affects your planning for the future.

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Don’t Be Trumped In The Year Of The Rooster

The Year of the Rooster signified a wake-up call to investors. Fresh off the back of major political manoeuvrings, the economic landscape now looks very different. What should investors expect for the remainder of this lunar year?

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Super Changes….Again!

In the 2016-17 Budget, the Treasurer announced a package of reforms designed to improve the sustainability, flexibility and integrity of the Superannuation system. The objective for the changes to Super was stated as ‘to provide income in retirement to substitute or supplement the Age Pension’. Now, following extensive consultation, the Government has decided to amend the proposals.

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Summary of Proposed changes to Supperannuation

We have detailed below the current proposals to change Super, which are due to come into force on 1st July 2017. This information, which is valid as at 15th September 2016, is subject to consultation and could be amended before enactment.

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Brexit – Into the unknown

The UK referendum on EU membership has split the country’s electorate in two following an unpleasant and divisive period of electoral campaigning. There was no such split from the currency and equity markets which were firmly in the Remain camp. Both the value of Sterling and UK stock markets (along with equity markets globally) tumbled on the news of Brexit.

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Brexit Pension & Tax Update

The votes have been cast and counted and Britain has voted to leave the EU. We are now in uncharted territory and it will take some time to understand what this means for the UK and for expats around the world.

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China’s Booming Stock Market… Where will it end?

A market update on China’s economy and stock market. What you should consider before investing in China’s market as an investor.

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