Increased longevity, earlier retirement and higher expectations in retirement are all compounding to heighten the need to plan more effectively the financing of those “golden years”. Imagine for a moment how you would feel if, after a lifetime of work, you had insufficient funds to enjoy your hard-earned retirement.
The Managed Futures Index (CISDM) shows that none of the off-peak periods lasted more than 28 months, which reflects managed futures funds’ ability to recover relatively quickly. In contrast, the longest recovery period for the S&P’s 500 Index lasted 303 months, or more than 25 years. Managed futures funds can turn quickly, like an agile sailing boat, whereas a huge mutual fund turns slowly, like a fully loaded cargo tanker.
Let's answer this quickly by saying that if you have no dependents of any kind, and you're not an important part of a business, then you probably don't need life insurance. However, many adults do have dependents of various kinds - young children, spouse, partner, elderly parents, relatives or perhaps disabled relatives - who are not able to earn their own living.
We are all seeing more and more bad news stories regarding UK-based pension schemes, which is particularly prevalent in the defined benefit, or final salary, sector. New schemes have now all but died out due to Read More…
The world of investing is a complex one which can trip up even the most experienced investor; however, there are a few basic guidelines which any new investor should adhere to, and there are a few tips and pointers which will minimize the chances of you losing your money. First off you need to find a good broker to help you navigate the investment landscape by explaining the different choices you have, along with the different advantages and disadvantages of each one, as well as actually making the investments on your behalf and dealing with the logistics of buying and selling securities.
Here we go with the 2nd instalment of our “Best Books on Investment ” series, with another four classics which will help to demystify the world of stocks and bonds and make sense of it all. This is for all you book worms out there…
Many books have been written on the subject of investing. Most are way too complex and specific for the average investor to find any real value, and there is a danger that all that in-depth information will actually confuse rather than enlighten you. However, there are some which are written with the inexperienced in mind, and which can be of great use to you when you’re starting out on your exciting journey as an investor. So, we’ve picked our particular favorites and listed them in no particular order for you to consider. Bear in mind that these are in no way a definitive list, it’s just the ones our experts have offered up as the best ones.
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