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    Monthly market roundup – September 2021

    This month’s market update focuses on the unique circumstances the global economy currently finds itself dealing with. From the situation in China to the fears about inflation in the West, the aftermath of Covid-19 is presenting challenges (and opportunities) that could define how the rest of the year shapes up. Having said that, the rhetoric […]

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    The ECB keeps the hawks at bay in the wake of the Fed symposium

    Today’s ECB meeting was significant. As the first time the Directorate was invited to share a decision on interest rates following the August break, the meeting came after better-than-expected preliminary numbers on economic growth in the second quarter were announced. Although the primary goal of the ECB in recent years has been economic stability, inflation […]

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    Mind the gap: how to avoid a pension deficit

    Every year, there is a day in late summertime when the average state pension runs out. This means that, for the average retired couple, the pension shortfall stands at around four months. In 2021, ‘shortfall day’ came two weeks earlier than it did last year.  According to research from Just Group, shortfall day fell on […]

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    Moneyfarm’s ESG portfolios explained

    Recently, we introduced our new Socially Responsible Investing portfolios. Based on the fundamental principles of ESG (environmental, social and governance), our new portfolios target returns in the same way as our regular ones always have, only with an added layer of social responsibility.  We want our clients to feel confident when they invest, in a […]

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    The rise (and fall) of day trading

    When we talk about the rise in day trading over the course of the Covid-19 crisis, there are really three key dynamics in play. The first is that, for better or for worse, people’s financial situations have been thrust into the spotlight. The second is that, throughout lockdown, boredom led people to hobbies they’d never […]

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    Socially Responsible Investing: Your questions answered

    As you probably know by now, Moneyfarm has launched its own Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) portfolios. Both new and old customers are now able to grow their wealth in a way that centres environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria right through the investment process.  Of course, our investors have asked us a number of important […]

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