A recent Age Concern survey showed that people in retirement who report the highest levels of wellbeing are those who are living a meaningful existence. There is a tendency, as we go through life, to focus on goals. We tend to fix on a point in time or a certain achievement to aim for, and … Continued
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
I’ve noticed a growing trend in the conversations I’m having with clients during this time. There’s no doubt that the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has given us all time to think and reflect on what’s important in our lives. For some this means they are ready to start transitioning into the next phase of their … Continued
Ovation has been employee owned since April 2018. A great part of the employee ownership community is sharing experience of the employee ownership transition. Spreading the word so as many people as possibleknow about how employee ownership benefits individuals,businesses and the economy, and why – #EOistheanswer To celebrate #EODay2020 🎉 the Ovation Team gathered virtually … 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
Should you be worried about your investments? The outbreak of the Coronavirus in China is one of the leading stories of the year to date. The virus has had the effect of stopping flights and confining cruise passengers to quarantine along with speculation over the effect on world trade. True, epidemics like this can be unnerving … Continued
One truth that comes from the study of financial wellbeing is that we don’t generally know what makes us happy. How can we become more aware of our own wellbeing, and what are the barriers we need to overcome? Society’s Barriers To Happiness Strange as it may seem, life in our Western societies are not … 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.