The outbreak of COVID-19 is causing market volatility on a global scale with world indices falling sharply. We sit down with FDD’s Managing Director – Paul Penny, to get his thoughts on the current situation and take a look at investing in difficult times.Continue reading “Investing in volatile times – with Paul Penny”
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget yesterday, which, as expected included a large contribution to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. He noted the outbreak would have a significant but temporary impact on the UK economy adding that “People will return to work and supply chains will return to normal.”
JISA Allowance increases to £9,000
Although the annual ISA allowance remains unchanged at £20,000, the JISA allowance has had a significant increase – rising to £9,000 for the next tax year – 2020/21. The JISA, or junior ISA, is tax free savings account available to all children under 18 and replaces the old Child Trust Fund. Any money invested in the account has to remain in a JISA until the child turns 18.
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This article is for information only and reflects the author’s views at the time of writing, which are subject to change. This should not be regarded as a recommendation or solicitation to invest. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of an investment for your needs, you should seek professional advice.
It was announced this morning that the Bank of England have made a decisive move to cut interest rates from 0.75% to 0.25%, taking borrowing costs back to the lowest level in history. The rate reduction is an attempt to stabilise the economy following the impact on the markets due to the Coronavirus outbreak.Continue reading “Bank of England cut interest rates”
In a difficult week for the markets, it is inevitable that you may be concerned about your investments. It is worth remembering that when we have seen previous global health scares which have led to market volatility, such as the SARS virus, once the virus has been contained, markets recovered strongly.Continue reading “Coronavirus – investing in volatile times”
The ASI Income Focus fund – formerly know as the LF Woodford Income Focus fund is now re-open for trading.
ASI have published a brochure to update investors about the fund and details how the fund will be managed, what underlying equities are in the fund and what the objectives are.
Past performance is not a guide to future returns and the value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise. This should not be regarded as a recommendation or solicitation to invest. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of an investment for your needs, you should seek professional advice.