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17 Feb, 2020
US economic health monitor
The past month has seen a marked pickup in several economic indicators, which means, for the first time since July 2019, all of our health monitor indicators are now consistent with continued economic expansion. The S&P 500 continues to enjoy these improvements following the de-escalation of the trade war, and currently sits near record highs, […]
14 Feb, 2020
Jack Rose: EIS’s role in answering tomorrow’s challenges
Clarity is certainly welcome when it comes to EIS and VCT legislation something that has evolved and changed over the years with the changing tides of government and their individual agendas. It is reassuring and encouraging to see the support the current government has for the UK’s tax advantaged legislation and the vital role it […]
11 Feb, 2020
It’s Morning in Great Britain – could we be at the beginning of a mini-boom?
Ronald Reagan ran in 1984 with a famous TV commercial which started with the line ‘It’s morning in America’. This was to signify that the best was yet to come. We think there is a chance, just a chance, that the UK could also be at the start of an exciting period. Let’s start with […]
7 Feb, 2020
What is equity release?
Equity release refers to a range of products letting you access the equity (cash) tied up in your home if you are over the age of 55. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several smaller amounts or as a combination of both. Equity release options There are two […]
6 Feb, 2020
If you have life insurance, you’re less likely to take out income protection – but do you need both?
Most of us will take some form of protection insurance out at some point in our lives, to ensure the family finances are secure if a breadwinner becomes too ill to work – or worse. But new research has revealed that those who take out life insurance are less likely to take out different types […]
5 Feb, 2020
Patience is key as China stumbles
Global markets endured a turbulent start to February as concerns over the spread of the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) hit the Chinese stock market hard as it reopened. Quilter Investors looks at what this means for investors and why being vigilant does not always mean making hasty decisions. Full Article here – https://www.quilterinvestors.com/uk-professional/shared-thinking/patience-is-key-as-china-stumbles/ Article originally published by […]
4 Feb, 2020
Long term care planning and the handling of income
Tony Miles, technical director My Care Consultant Prudential, focusses on how income can affect a person’s care liabilities. Full Article here – https://professionalparaplanner.co.uk/development/long-term-care-planning-and-the-handling-of-income/ Article originally published by ‘Professional Paraplanner’ regarding the views of Tony Miles, technical director My Care Consultant Prudential. Greenfields Financial Management is not responsible for its content or accuracy and may not […]
3 Feb, 2020
Will this decade be more of a whimper than a roar?
Martin Gilbert: What investors need to add to their checklists for the next 10 years… Full Article here – https://www.investmentweek.co.uk/4009845/ Article originally published by ‘Investment Week’ regarding the views of Martin Gilbert – vice chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen and chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments. Greenfields Financial Management is not responsible for its content or accuracy […]
31 Jan, 2020
What is ESG – and is it here to stay?
Ben Constable-Maxwell, head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&GPrudential looks at the fundamentals of ESG investing and what it offers investors. Full Article here – https://professionalparaplanner.co.uk/development/what-is-esg-and-is-it-here-to-stay/ Article originally published by ‘Professional Paraplanner’ regarding the views of Ben Constable-Maxwell, head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&GPrudential. Greenfields Financial Management is not responsible for its content or accuracy […]
30 Jan, 2020
Assessing the market impact of the Wuhan coronavirus
The outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, and in pockets around the world has garnered significant public concern, and the global financial market is on edge. We have received numerous questions about the potential impact to investors and how the economic effects of the coronavirus might compare to past outbreaks such as the spread […]