Bye-bye buy-and-hold

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Bye-bye buy-and-hold

April 28th, 2010

Departures and other news in recent weeks involving some high-profile fund managers have once again raised the debate of ‘star’ versus ‘team’. The battle-lines have been well-rehearsed. Stars can leave, can have personal problems, can endure periods of poor performance, … Continued

Important, but not that important

April 19th, 2010

After a benign few weeks of gently rising markets, stock indices plunged last week on news Goldman Sachs is to be charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud. In particular, banking shares tumbled on the possibility … Continued

all in the price

March 24th, 2010

In theory, UK investors should be steeling themselves for a rough ride over the next few weeks. The Budget and then, eventually, the General Election are likely to disrupt markets that have only just recovered some measure of equilibrium. Should … Continued

cash out

March 19th, 2010

As the Isa season draws to a close, advisers will probably feel as if they have dodged a bullet. Fund flows have held up and the added allowance has encouraged people to save. Still, there was a depressing reflection on … Continued

was that it

March 10th, 2010

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said the recovery in the UK economy is “under threat”. Hang on a second – it’s barely started and already it’s under threat? David Frost, the organisation’s director general, suggested there was “no … Continued

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