A vote in favour of Brexit could turn into a nightmare scenario for 2 million British expats living in Europe. The European Union has no procedures in place to deal with a state pulling out of the bloc, just a two-year breathing space to try to dissipate the economic fall-out of a sudden break … Continue reading How much tax will Brexit cost 2m British expats?
Thousands of people approach retirement with a pile of financial regrets, according to a new survey. Only one in five believed they had not made any wrong financial decisions, but the majority rued many money errors they had made throughout their lives, according to specialist insurance firm Partnership. Top of the list of money … Continue reading Financial regrets, we have a few…
In a “risk on” week for the markets that saw equities rally, particularly outside the U.S., WTI rose midweek to $42/barrel, a level last reached in early December 2015. Fedspeak has generally been dovish over the past few weeks with the Philadelphia Fed President Harker and Dallas Fed President Kaplan arguing for caution on … Continue reading Weekly Market Update
The start of 2016 began in sobering fashion, with a broad sell off in risk assets accompanied by very pessimistic market assessments from various commentators. Heavy January declines were driven by falling oil prices, China’s worsening economic situation and its effect on global industrial commodity markets, and concerns over the backdrop of rising US interest … Continue reading Quarterly Market Overview
Savers are confused over the benefits of pension consolidation and how putting their pots under one roof can save them money and boost their retirement incomes. Despite the advantages of putting several pensions together as one fund, millions of savers have never investigated if combining their pots could give them more money. Research by … Continue reading How To Save Money By Combining Pensions
Notable events over the last week Fed Chair Yellen remained cautious during her speech at the Economic Club of New York, reiterating many of her very dovish policy sentiments in contrast to much of the Fed speak as of late. Just a week earlier Bullard, Lacker, Lockhart and Williams all hinted at the possibility … Continue reading Weekly Market Update
Thousands of over 50s inherit shares but four out of 10 don’t know what to do with them. Around 250,000 over 50s have stocks and shares inheritances they did not know about worth an average £3,500. Most of the share papers and certificates are discovered when families are going through the homes of deceased … Continue reading What To Do If You Inherit A Windfall Of Shares
Countries with fixed exchange rates pegged to the US dollar are expected to unhook their currencies as the American economy pulls ahead of the rest of the world. Over the years, lots of central banks have pegged to the US dollar to stabilise their currencies. The benefit for the non-dollar currency is the … Continue reading US Dollar Strength Uncouples Currency Train