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How to manage drawdown during the pandemic

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In recent months there has been significant volatility in global stock markets. Nowhere is this better illustrated than the Dow Jones which experienced its biggest one-day fall since 1987 on 12th March, and its biggest one-week rise since 1974 in the few days before Easter. Watching stock market turmoil can be stressful, especially if you […]

Your 10-point lockdown financial checklist

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Over the last few weeks, you may have found yourself with more time to tackle those little admin jobs that you have been putting off for months. To help you, we’ve put together this handy ten-point financial checklist of things you should consider doing. From finally sorting your will to applying for government coronavirus support, […]

Bull and bear markets explained

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If you’re an investor, you’ve probably come across the phrases ‘bull markets’ and ‘bear markets’. Indeed, over the last 12 months or so you may have seen both terms used to describe global stock markets! But what are bull and bear markets? Why do they occur? And should we be worried about the current bear […]

What the Base rate cut means for you

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On 10th March, the Bank of England unanimously decided to reduce interest rates to bolster the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Monetary Policy Committee made the emergency decision to cut the Base rate from 0.75% to 0.25% to ‘manage through an economic shock’. So, what does the Base rate cut mean for your finances? […]

The coronavirus and your finances – what you need to know

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In recent weeks, the outbreak of Covid-19 (previously known as ‘coronavirus’) has made headlines around the world. By mid March, the World Health Organisation reported that there had been more than 110,000 reported cases globally, with more than 4,000 deaths. With outbreaks recorded in locations as diverse as Austria, Iran and Singapore it’s clear that […]