New year is a great time for making lifestyle changes, however, for resolutions affecting your financial health, there’s often no better time than when starting a new job.
From 31 March 2020, insurance companies must stop providing ‘agreed value’ policies that are based on the income you advise at the start of cover, regardless of any subsequent change in income. This means no more ‘agreed value’ contracts can be bought or sold after 31 March 2020.
Global equity markets staged a strong finish to 2019, with investors favouring riskier assets amidst declining trade war concerns and easing geopolitical tensions. US equities posted solid returns over December, as Hedged Overseas Developed Shares increased by 2.3%.
Equity markets extended their rally in November with major indices reaching new highs. Markets were encouraged by reported progress on trade negotiations between the US and China, coupled with stable economic readings in the US and initial signs that growth deterioration in Europe may have bottomed.
Equity markets returned mixed results during October. The US equity market rallied higher with major US indices reaching fresh highs. Hedged Overseas Developed Shares increased by 1.8% over the month. Markets were encouraged by the progress made on the US-China trade negotiations front and economic readings, which suggest that global growth may have stabilised.
Successful investing can be one of your biggest allies in the quest for long-term financial security. Unfortunately, unsuccessful investing can leave you wishing you’d kept your money in the bank.
So what are the secrets to making your investments achieve what you want them to achieve? Here are some of the tactics used by successful investors around the world.
One of the world’s most admired investors, Warren Buffett, is famous for saying “Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.”
While this approach may not always be possible, investing even just a small amount regularly can make a big difference over the long term.