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    US Macro Comment: Non-Farm Payrolls

    What are we talking about? Non-farm payrolls data in the US is usually a focus of investor attention. The view at the AAT morning meeting before the release was that strong employment data would be taken negatively by financial markets – as a sign that the Fed would need to stay hawkish to slow down […]

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    How much does it cost to get married?

    Every year, some 220,000 marriages take place in the UK. This is a steadily declining figure; in the 70s, the number was in excess of 400,000, while the 40s saw as many as 500,000 ceremonies in some years. The trend isn’t linear but, broadly speaking, fewer and fewer people are getting married as the decades […]

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    US Macro Comment: Hard vs Soft

    What are we talking about? The AAT has been struck in recent weeks that macro data has been coming in a bit better than expected. It’s not great, but it’s not disastrous and we wondered if perhaps we were all worrying a bit too much. With that in mind, we built a couple of indices, […]

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    Can I withdraw my pension before turning 55?

    With so many people, “Can I withdraw my pension before turning 55,” we thought it was about time that someone came up with a definitive answer. We, therefore, decided to publish this article to advise readers about the rules regarding pension release, taxation, and when and how much you can withdraw. Before we get into […]

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