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spring-statement
29 Mar

Spring Statement 2019

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his Spring Statement 2019 to Parliament on 13 March. Set against continuing uncertainty over Brexit and just hours before MPs were due to vote on whether to exit the EU without a deal, Mr Hammond devoted much...

art2-mar19
20 Mar

A History Lesson in Long-Term Investing

History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes – or so goes the saying. It is a common saying in financial services that for investments, past performance is no guide to the future. There is a lot of truth to this, especially when it comes...

tax-guide-cover
11 Mar

Year End Tax Planning 2018/19

We are less than one month from the end of the current tax year. The tax landscape continually changes so we have put together this short guide to ensure that you can make the most of all allowances and reliefs available. If you would like to...

2018
29 Jan

2018: A review of investment returns

After six consecutive years of positive returns, in 2018 the UK stock market declined by 9.5%, while the global stock markets declined by about 3%. A careful observer might argue that a ‘correction’ was long overdue, given the generous return of prior years. However, that hasn’t...

diversification
29 Jan

Reaping the benefits of diversification

As we’re sure you know by now, diversification is a hallmark of our investment, not just across asset classes but also across geographies and risk factors. We implement this idea is through diversification: Across global mainstream stocks, bonds and property shares (known as Real Estate...

bookjan
29 Jan

Book Review: The Behavioral Investor by Daniel Crosby

In this book, Dr Crosby examines the human behavioural tendencies that often get in the way of investment success. Crosby analyses sociological, neurological and psychological conditions that influence our investment decisions and provides practical solutions for resolving these issues. The Behavioral Investor then transfers these lessons...

david-booth
29 Jan

David Booth on Forecasting

In the following video, Dimensional founder David Booth reflects upon decades of experience of operating in the capital markets to explain a valuable point regarding many of the issues we’ve discussed in this newsletter. As long-term investors, we try to ignore the ‘noise’ emanating from the...