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16th September 2012 - News

QE and the markets

The week ended with equity markets racing up, in the wake of the bold announcement from Ben Bernanke to inject a further $40bn per month into the US economy, by buying mortgage-backed securities until there is a substantial improvement in ...

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6th July 2012 - Investment Comment

Investment Comment July 2012

The summit last week came up with a decision to use the eurozone's bailout fund to provide direct support to struggling banks. Spain and Italy secured agreement to allow the bailout fund to buy government debt in the markets, to bring down ...

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8th May 2012 - News

Retirement Planning

The State Pension age for women will rise to 65 by November 2018. It will increase for men and women to 66 between November 2018 and October 2020. In the Autumn Statement 2011 it was announced that the pension age will increase to 67 betwe ...

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21st March 2012 - News

Budget 2012

Despite the fears of further changes to pension tax reliefs and allowances, none were announced in the Chancellor's speech today. He confirmed the plan to change the State Pension to a single tier above the means test, at a minimum of &pou ...

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8th February 2012 - News

Diversification by including Private Equity Investing

Private equity investments can be included in a portfolio by buying an investment trust such as Candover, Graphite Enterprise or Henderson Private Equity. You can also access the sector with Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Enterprise Inv ...

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