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Important Market Update: May 2022

So far, at the start of the 2nd quarter of 2022, it remains tough for Equity and Fixed Income markets with negative returns generally across the board. Markets have been shaken by the combination of fears of faster than expected interest rate rises, increased levels of inflation and, of course, the tragic war in Ukraine. […]
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How to cope during market volatility

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. What should you do if you suddenly see your portfolio fall dramatically in value (during a stock market crash, or “bear […]
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Is value investing making a comeback?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Broadly speaking, there are two main types of equity investing – growth and value investing. Yet what are the differences between […]
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Is buying the dip a good investment strategy?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. You may have heard the phrase in investing: “buy low and sell high”. Yet what does this mean, exactly, and is […]
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Which is better: property magnate or stock investor?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. People have different ideas about how to build wealth. Some imagine themselves building a large property portfolio (e.g. of Buy To […]
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Should I invest in China?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Everywhere we look, headlines point to China’s immense influence and economic growth. Since the country implemented free market reforms in 1979, […]
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How do investment platforms work?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice please consult us here at Elmfield Financial Planning in Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire. Where do you go if you want to invest in stocks, funds and other assets (e.g. commodities or […]
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Should I save or invest on my child’s behalf?

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. The decision about whether to set money aside on your child’s behalf is a deeply personal one. Famous investor Warren Buffett, […]
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Tracker vs. active funds when investing

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. As an investor there is a wide range of choice open to you when deciding where to put money. First of […]
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The case for investing around the world

This content is for information and inspiration purposes only. It should not be taken as financial or investment advice. To receive personalised, regulated financial advice regarding your affairs please consult an independent financial adviser. Investors typically have a “home bias” when it comes to their portfolio. In the UK, the average investor holds around 50% […]
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