Tandem Thinking

Triple chocolate layer mousse cake with glaze
09 Sep

The Importance of Holding Bonds

Equities are the star performers in a typical investment portfolio. They can bring rapid growth and heavy losses, sometimes in the same day. We read about their fortunes in the newspaper and anyone with an interest in such things has an opinion on them. They...

Remaining Invested
27 Jul

The Importance of Remaining Invested

Coronavirus has triggered the greatest economic uncertainty of our generation. It has affected everyone to some degree, and it is not over yet. It was inevitable that the virus would have some impact on investment markets. Not only does a global crisis damage investor confidence, but...

Investment Risk and Reward
27 Jul

Risk and Reward

Risk means different things to different people. For some, it can mean excitement and thrills. For others, it just means danger and is best avoided. In the context of investments, risk is something that we work with on a daily basis. We can’t avoid it entirely,...

Impact of coronavirus COVID-19 on the global economy, financial crisis.
27 May

Global Pandemics and the Case for Sustainable Investing

Remember a time before COVID-19? Gridlocked motorways, crowded high streets, fast fashion and discount air travel were simply a way of life. The economy was thriving and consumers had endless choice. Global warming has been a concern for many years, but until recently, environmental issues were the...

View from the A4061 over Braich-Yr-hydd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK
27 May

Introducing Trails™ Ethical

Ethical investing is no longer just an ‘alternative.’ As populations grow and as society demands it, companies have to adapt to more sustainable models to survive. We have access to more information than ever to make responsible consumer and investment decisions. It is possible to invest...

30 Mar

Planning your Isolation

The world seems to be pressing pause at present, in the midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic. We are on lockdown and the future is unclear. These are strange and uncertain times, and it isn’t unreasonable to be confused, concerned or even a little overwhelmed...

24 Mar

Being Bold in Uncertain Times

‘When others are fearful be greedy and when others are greedy, be fearful.’ This quote from Warren Buffett underpins his investment strategy, and is a useful motto to fall back on in times of crisis. Financial markets have fallen by up to a third at the time...