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Volatile Markets Due To Brexit and Trade War

Brexit and the trade war between China and the US continue to be the major events impacting the markets and with both mired in uncertainty August could be summed up by the word volatility. The US-China trade war has descended to the level of retaliatory playground games albeit with high…

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15 Unspoken Benefits Of University Education

As any parent of a teenager thinking about further education will tell you, the cost of a degree is gasp-inducingly expensive. A home or EU undergraduate will, for example, pay £9,250 in fees in the 2019-20 academic year for the privilege of an Oxford University education, while overseas students will…

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Fallout Of China Yuan Devaluation

The trade war between the US and China rumbles on and China unexpectedly took things up a gear at the beginning of August by employing another weapon in its armoury: the yuan. China’s central bank took the decision to devalue its currency by almost 2% against the US dollar not…

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8 Things About Health Insurance

Health insurance is an equally contentious subject. Many people don’t see the point in investing in a comprehensive health insurance policy although we think that is absolute madness considering the skyrocketing cost of healthcare, which is rising far ahead of inflation. Others have false ideas regarding what they are covered…

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Finance Management During Recession

‘Inverted yield curve’ is a term which has been bandied around a lot in the media recently. That’s because the US is experiencing one right now and inversions of the yield curve are often viewed as an indicator that a recession is imminent. Every US recession since the 1950s has…

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Cost Affects University Education Decision

A level results came out in the UK last week with over 300,000 students finding out whether they had made the grade. Fewer students received A and A* grades this year with a drop of 0.9 percentage points, the biggest fall since records began. 25.5% of grades were in the…

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Billion Pound Funds In The Dog House

Did you hear about the billion pound funds which are in the dog house? Well you can read all about them in volume 2 of Tilney’s Spot the Dog guide for 2019. Billed as ‘The Guide fund managers would like to ban’, the quarterly publication lifts the lid on under…

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Investment Behaviour That Matters

The behaviour gap in a financial sense describes the gap between investment returns and investor returns. To put it in other words, this is the difference between what we should do with our investments and what we actually do. The problem with investing is that emotions can take over and…

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