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February 2020

Investing Beyond FTSE 100

If you’re investing in the stock market, how are you doing it and where are you putting your money? For many savers, the answers to those questions will be similar. Many ‘every day’ savers, who have been able to venture beyond the annual Cash ISA have used the Stocks and Shares ISA component to venture…

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Should You Worry About Coronavirus Causing Market Volatility?

 The expansion of the Coronavirus outbreak is frightening but needs to be placed into perspective. So far, there have been 3,000 cases out of a population of 6,000,000,000 – if we exclude China. There will be further cases, but the disease appears to be containable. Some nations, including poorer ones, have been quick to isolate…

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Why Trying to Time the Market Doesn’t Work

Market timing is an investing strategy where investors move their money in and out of the market to try and avoid losses before they happen and buy-in at the bottom after the market has crashed. It’s the well known tactic of ‘buy low and sell high’. It all sounds fine in theory, but timing the…

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February Markets in Brief

The Coronavirus stole the headlines from China’s trade war with the US as the country received praise for its reaction amid the inevitable shock to its economy. Brexit and Davos became mere sideshows to the concern in the Far East: let’s look at the details. UK Tesco’s Christmas sales were up for the fifth year…

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