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Stocks, Property and Gold Investment in 2021

  If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it’s that nothing is certain. While there may be more hope for 2021, hope can’t protect your assets from the volatility that is yet to come. Where the stock market has taken a battering and the property market is running on borrowed time, gold has...Read more >
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Should I Invest in Gold in 2021?

The events of 2020 have been so unexpected and so far-reaching we can only hope that 2021 proceeds with fewer surprises. It’s almost unthinkable to expect a similar level of disruption and volatility this year, but the lingering effects of the pandemic, third lockdown, job losses, corporate and government debt and a slurry of bad...Read more >
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Deal or No Deal? Brexit Impact On Markets And Gold

  The UK and the EU have agreed to continue to try and hammer out a trade deal ahead of the year-end deadline. The effect is to kick the Brexit can painfully down the road for another few days. While the country waits to see whether an agreement can be made at short notice, the...Read more >
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Are your investment returns about to be raided?

  The investment climate during the COVID-19 pandemic has been uncertain, to say the least. Stock markets have plunged, recovered a little then fallen again. Banks have come under extreme pressure and governments have been forced to provide such profligate bailouts and financial support that borrowing is at a 60-year high. Into the middle of...Read more >
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Is a COVID-19 vaccine the silver bullet investors hope for?

  The announcement on November 18 that Pfizer and BioNTech had effectively produced a vaccine for COVID-19 was feted with great fanfare, even greater still when on December 2, the vaccine was given license for emergency use in the UK.  The development of a vaccine for the global pandemic is clearly very heartening news, but...Read more >
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What do the wealthy do during a recession? 

  2020 has been an unprecedented year. The global economy looked precarious even before the world was forced to shut down as COVID-19 spread. The outcome for markets was devastating and, while recovery is repeatedly forecast, second waves and other obstacles to growth (particularly Brexit) stand in the way.  While many people try to build...Read more >
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What does the Biden presidency mean for the economy and gold demand?

   Joe Biden is widely accepted as having won the election and will become the 46th president of the United States on 21 January 2021. The nature of US political divisiveness means the handover of power will not be smooth, and it comes in the midst of a global pandemic that shows every sign of...Read more >
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I have £10,000, what shall I invest in?

In these COVID-uncertain times, having a lump sum to invest for the future is a significant advantage, and anyone would want to ensure that its value is not eroded over time. The political and economic outlook is uncertain at best and distinctly gloomy at worst. So how do you safeguard your assets with a UK...Read more >
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Can Britain’s banking sector survive the winter of discontent?

Economies are reliant on the efficacy and stability of banks to effect commerce, to borrow, lend and save. While bank collapses are relatively rare, the memory of the financial crisis of 2008 and the financial collapse of several lenders including Northern Rock and Lehman Brothers remains recent and cautionary. The crisis that caused these banks...Read more >
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How will the US 2020 election affect gold?

The US election is just days away, and the outcome will shape the international political and economic landscape at a very uncertain time in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged global economies into recession and debt and changes of political power, especially in the US, have profound economic ramifications. Throughout 2020, gold has been on...Read more >
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