Are You Prepared for the Coming Market Correction?

Equities have been rising almost uninterrupted in 2017. In the year to date:

TraderThe S&P has advanced nearly 15%, with 242 days since it last dipped 3% or more…

The Dow has had 34 record finishes…

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is at the highest level since 1996, after a record 15 consecutive days of gains…

And the FTSE100 recently enjoyed a four week gaining streak…

As a result, and 30 years after ‘Black Monday’, many news sources are predicting a bumpy ride for the markets. Is a market correction imminent?

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Landslide Victory for Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Could Japan now be set to Outperform Emerging Markets?

Shinzo Abe Election

A landslide election victory for Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent the yen down and stocks in Tokyo higher, with the path paved for a continuation of loose monetary policy.

With Abe now in good political shape ahead of a pending decision on nominating the Bank of Japan’s leadership, the Japanese currency slumped to its weakest since July. The nation’s two main benchmarks extended their recent rallies that sent them to the highest in at least a decade. Could Japan’s equity market now be set to outperform emerging markets? Learn more

Obamacare Update

us healthcare.jpgOn Thursday, October 12, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order which may significantly impact those covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Executive Order would expand access to less expensive policies that provide minimal coverage and benefits and more exclusions and limitations than mandated under ACA. These cheaper policies could either be short-term medical coverage policies offered to individuals and families by commercial insurance companies or policies sold through trade associations to their members.

However, this process will likely take months to make significant changes as federal agencies propose new regulations.

Until then, not much will change.

The ACA will remain in place, including the 2017 tax penalty for those individuals residing in the US that do not have an ACA compliant policy.

For further information with regards to US compliant Medical Insurance or any other services for clients from or moving back to the USA please contact us.  

Three Million Savers With ‘Final Salary’ Pensions Have 50% Chance of Losing up to a Fifth of Their Income

New pension scheme rules challengedThree million workers with final salary pensions have a 50 per cent chance of losing up to fifth of their income because their employers have made unaffordable promises, a recent report has warned. Could you be one of them?
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Income Strategies – Opportunity Cost

Income strategies continue to be remarkably popular. To an extent this is understandable given many retirees rely on their defined contribution pension pot to provide income that funds their retirement.

There is something satisfying about watching regular income flow into your portfolio but many investors fail to grasp that a paid out dividend is also a missed opportunity to stay in the market. Over the long term, staying in the market has proven itself to be the better option when seeking capital returns.

James Klempster (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers shares his view. Click here to view.