It might seem a bit of a paradox to some that investment markets have largely recovered since the unprecedented falls caused by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of a constant flow of negative news e.g. contracting economies, predictions of mass unemployment. A big question, why is the market appearing to be … Continued
It’s now just over a month since our last Coronavirus article. During that time, the virus has been declared a pandemic and we’ve continued to see stock market volatility. Although the direction has been downwards over the last month, we are seeing moments of growth which is positive to see, especially over the past week. A … Continued
With events moving almost hourly and Brexit continuing to dominate the headlines, it’s reasonable to assume that it might cause anxiety for some investors. Ovation’s Investment Manager Bob Mills takes a look at the markets and looks at how concerned we should be from an investment perspective.
This time last year I was trying to put together a communication entitled “Let’s not be frightened of bears”.
It was written partly in response to a somewhat cavalier warning from a well-known financial institution that investors should sell all their equities and invest in bonds; admittedly the article worked the metaphor quite hard, but it also contained a serious message about holding one’s nerve during the bear market* we were experiencing at the time.
The New Year often brings new beginnings. For divorce lawyers, there is often a surge in divorce enquiries as a result of spouses planning to break up following the Christmas holidays. Statistically one in five married couples consider separating from their partners after the festive period.
One of our advisers overheard a telephone call recently where a longstanding client said “Oh, you do life assurance too?” It came as a bit of a surprise to us that they didn’t know, so we thought it would be a good time to remind you of all the things Ovation is able to do.