Given that investors’ emotions move in cycles from fear to greed and back again, two obvious questions to ask are “Where are we in the cycle now?” and, as greedy asset gatherers, “How can I make money from it?” Entire books have been written about slumps and bubbles. For this post we’re going to make […]

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The following guest post is by Mark Meldon – our favourite independent financial advisor (in an admittedly narrow field!) Now and then we persuade Mark to explain some of the more obscure or technical corners of personal finance. I believe it’s worth us returning to the topic of life assurance – one of the essential matters […]

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I don’t know about you but I like it when things are made easy for me. Hand me a magic wand with the promise that all my problems are over, and I’ll give it an experimental wave. And hey presto! BlackRock – the fund giant behind the popular iShares ETFs – has come along with […]

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