worst mistakes to make during a market crash

Worst Mistakes to Make During a Market Crash

During these trying, and unusual, times it can be difficult to know what to do with your investments. Especially for those who are new to investing and may not have had to ride out a storm before. Your immediate reaction may be to jump ship but remember, investing is a long-term practice. Staying calm may…
coronavirus and the markets

Market Update: The Coronavirus Effect

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Yesterday, 12 March 2020, marked the worst day in the markets since 1987, with the FTSE 100 (the main UK index) dropping by more than 10%. As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, so too does investor fear that economic growth will be destroyed in its wake. Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at…
Asian Financial Markets

The Growth of the Asian Financial Markets

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We all know by now that when it comes to investment, diversification is key. Luckily, there are plenty of investment opportunities out there to make for a suitably diverse portfolio. Asia is quickly becoming the place to go if you’re looking for interesting investment options. What with their financial markets representing trillions of dollars, it’s…
Brexit - What happens now?

Brexit – What Happens Now?

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Just in case you missed it, as of 11pm, on the 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union. After more than three and a half years of uncertainty, what will happen now we have left, particularly when it comes to your finances? The truth of it is, we still don’t…
ethical investing

Ethical Investing: An Update

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Ethical investing has become a bit of a buzz topic in the world of finance. We have already covered off the history of and what is ethical investing in a previous blog, so today we are going to be looking at what’s changed in the world of ethical investing. Let’s take a look.  Why is…
The Downfall of Neil Woodford

The Downfall of Neil Woodford: What are the lessons for investors?

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In his heyday, Neil Woodford was described as “Britain’s answer to Warren Buffett”. But, last month, the dwindling fortunes of superstar Fund Manager Neil Woodford took one final hit as his business finally imploded following months of uncertainty. What happened, and what can we all learn from this unfortunate series of events? Who is Neil…
Calculating your investment risk profile

Calculating Your Investment Risk Profile

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For those of you who already invest, you probably have a pretty good idea of what an investment risk portfolio is. For those of you who don’t, this summary is for you. A risk profile is an evaluation of an individual’s willingness and ability to take risks. When it comes to investment, risk and return…
Pound Cost Averaging

Pound Cost Averaging

Here at Face to Face Finance we’re very much focused on the long-term when it comes to investments.  If you are worried about the ups and downs in the markets and not sure when is the right time to invest, we look at pound cost averaging as a way to take advantage of these ups…