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Why taking a long term view can help investors cope with market volatility

While the US’s softer than expected inflation reading on 11th October brought a small flicker of stability to stock market activity, continued concerns over the US/China trade agreements, a tight labour market and rising oil prices are all pointing towards a potentially unsettling time ahead for investment markets.

Finance in the News

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.

Pension Options for the Self-Employed

While one of the biggest attractions of self-employment is being your own boss, from a pensions viewpoint, it could be a disadvantage. Since auto-enrolment came into force, all eligible employees will benefit from having their pension pots boosted by contributions from their employer. If you are self-employed, however, you will not have an employer adding money to your pension pot in this way.

Finance in the News

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.

Mortgage-lending for the Self-Employed and Small Business Owners

Following the abolition of self-cert loans and 125 percent loan to value mortgages, the self-employed and small business owners have regularly faced additional hurdles when it comes to borrowing.

China…..it’s your move

Following the tariffs imposed by the US on $50billion worth of Chinese goods back in July, President Trump has announced tariffs on a further $200billion of imports which will take effect next week.

The Advent of the Accidental Landlord

Whilst becoming a landlord is nothing out of the ordinary, not everyone who has a property to rent out is in that position because of purchasing a second property on a buy-to-let mortgage.

Market Commentary

Monthly Market Commentary – September 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – August 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – July 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – June 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Quarterly Reports

Market Review – Quarter 3 2018

A Q3 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 2 2018

A Q2 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 1 2018

A Q1 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 4 2017

A Q4 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.