Dividends riding high, but…

Dividends riding high, but…

Shareholders enjoyed bumper dividend payouts in early 2019, but it’s not all plain sailing.   The value of regular dividend payments has increased steadily after the financial crisis of 2008. Dividends paid out by UK-listed companies through to 2018 rose by 85%,...
The Psychology of Investment

The Psychology of Investment

Understanding your personal biases can help you form investment strategies that work for you across good times and when the going gets tougher Traditional finance theory starts from the principle that markets and their investors are perfectly rational. A quick look...
Reap the rewards of regular savings

Reap the rewards of regular savings

A regular savings plan is one of the most effective ways of building a nest-egg for the future. Saving regularly can be a painless way to accumulate funds, particularly if you set up a direct debit to deduct this money on pay day. Set aside £100 a month, and you will...
Financing a child’s future

Financing a child’s future

Funding a child’s path to adulthood is a long-term commitment for parents.   Any new parent will tell you a child is expensive from the outset: there is so much to be bought to cater for a new member of the family. But this is just the first step of many building...
Shaky start to 2018 for stock markets

Shaky start to 2018 for stock markets

Global stock markets were hitting new all-time highs repeatedly in 2017 before encountering some turbulence in 2018. If you were invested in world stock markets last year, you should have enjoyed some healthy returns, although markets have experienced a much bumpier...