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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. ContentsIPB pensions reviewFCA review of RDR Firemen’s pensionsGenerous benefitsLow-cost online adviceSanta rally IPB pensions review Josephine Cumbo in the FT reported that…

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 15th December 2014

We start today’s weekly roundup with Jonathan Eley’s FT column. ContentsUK savings rateAccounting scandalsUK state pensionBritish Assets TrustNo-Fee ETFPensioner bonds UK savings rate Jonathan was looking at a report from…

Weekly roundup

Weekly Roundup, 10th December 2014

We begin today’s weekly roundup with a chart from the FT. ContentsHidden fund costsCloset trackersBull or Bear?Complex income productsStamp duty reformRedwood ETF portfolioAutumn StatementMeans-tested pensionsHigh-frequency tradingAmerican pensionsFranklin Templeton bond fund…

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…

VCT investor seminar

NVM VCT Seminar, November 2014

A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is probably the best tax-efficient investment after pensions and your house. I was a big fan until Gordon Brown’s pension reforms around 10 years ago meant…

Weekly roundup for UK DIY investor

Weekly Roundup, 2nd December 2014

ContentsCloset trackers part 2P2P on platformsBuy to letCorporate venture capitalBehavioural financeThe demographics of stagnationDirectors’ dealings Closet trackers part 2 Today’s weekly roundup begins as do so many with Merryn’s column…