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What was in the weekend’s papers? (13/07/2020)

Category: News

FINANCIAL TIMES

“Psychological traps investors should be wary of”

Do you need an ‘emotional circuit breaker’ to prevent untimely investment decisions?

COMMENT: You can find more about this here. We believe this to be one of the most important factors behind long term investment success. As such we believe a large part of our ongoing value lies in doing this well.

“Getting back to Buffett”

When recalibrating income expectations, think like the Sage of Omaha.

COMMENT: You can find our thoughts on income investing here.

THE TIMES

“The year investors bid farewell to fund managers”

Low-cost investments have suddenly surged as savers give up on poorly performing unit trusts.

COMMENT: You can find how we select which type of manager to use here. Our portfolios have a mix of lower-cost investments and active managers.

“British shares are looking cheap, so I’ll be dining out on the recovery”

Will Rishi Sunak’s £30 billion stimulus package be a shot in the arm for our virus-blighted economy? Is it enough to turn Britain into a bargain for investors?

COMMENT: You can find our process for selecting which countries to invest into here. One of our key beliefs is no matter how cheap a certain market looks nobody knows what will happen in the future. We always spread clients’ money across a variety of markets across the world.

THE TELEGRAPH

“From flights to food baskets – how prices changed in lockdown Britain”

Flight prices for foreign getaways have rocketed since lockdown rules were eased.

COMMENT: Inflation is one of the biggest threats to a long-term plan. Having a well-diversified portfolio with as much in equities as possible is the best way to guard against the threat of rising prices.

“Decade-long run ends for 14 divi champs – but last stocks standing can power ahead”

Just 14 firms now boast a record of at least 10 consecutive increases in their annual dividend, down from 25 at the start of the year.

COMMENT: You can find our thoughts on income investing here.

“British stocks ‘not cheap’ despite market falling 17% this year”

China and Japan could offer better value.

COMMENT: You can find our process for selecting which countries to invest into here. One of our key beliefs is no matter how cheap a certain market looks nobody knows what will happen in the future. We always spread clients’ money across a variety of markets across the world.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

“Precious metal: the gold-standard investment when a crisis hits?”

Fuelled by low interest rates and the prospect of a recession, gold has hit record highs. So is it worth buying now?

COMMENT: You can find our thoughts on investing in gold here.

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