Smarter Investment Ideas

When will interest rates go up?

Inflation and Interest rates

When will interest rates go up?

When will interest rates go up? This is surely the biggest financial question on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re saving for a deposit on a home or you already have one with a big mortgage attached, or you’re nearing retirement and concerned about annuity rates. You’ll want to have a view about this. A lot of the…

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

If you’re looking for some smarter investment ideas you’re in the right place.

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

House price bubble

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

Let’s take a fresh look at UK house prices. For thoughts on USA house prices go to this page Or to see if RENTING really is ‘money down the drain’  see here Here I want to ask if UK home prices are ‘fair’ value NOW and what might change that situation.

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

So, what is the truth about fund charges? How much should you pay (in total) to have someone manage your money? Let’s explore the charging secrets of fund managers and advisers.

The dark side of index trackers

Flying into a storm

The dark side of index trackers

Some investment “experts” will tell you that there’s no point paying a fund manager to manage your money. You don’t need them to pick the shares, or sectors or countries to invest in, they say, All you need to do is buy the whole world stock market with some index tracking funds. So… are they…

How to value markets now

Overheated markets

How to value markets now

It’s very hot outside today. So, let’s stay in the cool and check if stock-markets might be overheated now too. And let’s use one of the most powerful tools you’ll find.

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