Informing You - December 2004

You can't believe your eyes - apparently by Steven Forbes Steven Forbes says, "Research informs us that doing the opposite to the herd is the right thing to do and that currencies, commodities and shares move in cycles."...

Informing You - November 2004

Equity Investment Bushed? Get Away! by Alan Steel Alan Steel says, "Even Microsoft has joined the party sending out December dividends for the first time ever - a cool 32 billion US Dollars. A poor retail Christmas ?...

Informing You - October 2004

The Wonderful World of VCTs by Steven Forbes Steven Forbes says, "It is unlikely that the current tax rules will be available beyond 2006." There is a saying that the only things certain in life are death and...

Informing You - September 2004

A-DAY TO REMEMBER - SEPTEMBER 2004 You may well have heard about the Governments plans to "simplify" the existing pension legislation. The effective date for these has been changed a couple of times as the Government's 'simplification' proposals...

Informing You - August 2004

NO BEATING ABOUT THE BUSH So far this year all World Stockmarkets have gone sideways and then down, sideways then down ….. Not surprisingly private investors are increasingly downhearted and turning to other perceived safer bets. News headlines...

Informing You - July 2004

This month we thought you might want a bit of light relief from this dismal summer. LEARNING FROM HISTORY "What you don't know can hurt you Lord Chesterfield 1752 "The further backward you can look the further forward...

Informing You - June 2004

I am sure that a lot of you would agree with me if I said this Government had gone to pot, but now I can prove it! In the last budget Gordon Brown introduced a new tax called...

Informing You - May 2004

I thought that having a barbecue on Monday night would be a great idea, as the forecast for the week was excellent. Sunny skies were on the agenda and above average temperatures. However just as the thought of...

Informing You - April 2004

This is the first of what will be a monthly e-letter to keep you up to date with our views and facts on the managers we have met. I hope you find it useful, and would be delighted...