Author: Mike Rawson

Social Trading - an experiment

Social Trading – an experiment

I’m not an active trader at the moment, and haven’t been for a few years. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to get back into it, but I’m going...

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

Weekly Roundup, 6th January 2015

We begin our weekly roundup as usual in the FT. P2P developments Judith Evans reported that Zopa plan to target the retirement market with an annuity replacement product based on...

Fifteen things in 2015

Fifteen things that could happen in 2015

The outlook for 2015 for the UK DIY investor: US, China, Japan, rate rises, deflation, oil, bonds, Grexit, UK election, UK taxes, UK housing, P2P

10 things that happened in 2014

10 things that happened in 2014

I had planned to write about five nice things and five nasty ones, but it hasn’t been that kind of year. Instead I have chosen three nice things and seven...

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup, 23rd December 2014

We start today’s weekly roundup with more pensions reviews. IPB pensions review Josephine Cumbo in the FT reported that pensions minister Steve Webb wanted “big, bold answers” from the industry....

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 15th December 2014

We start today’s weekly roundup with Jonathan Eley’s FT column. UK savings rate Jonathan was looking at a report from the Social Market foundation, a think-tank. They note that despite...

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 10th December 2014

We begin today’s weekly roundup with a chart from the FT. Hidden fund costs The charges on active funds seem to be in the news every week at the moment....

how much is enough

How Much is Enough? (Revisited)

My first reaction when I picked up the Metro free paper last week was that we must have imported another American holiday while I wasn’t looking. I knew it wasn’t...