Economic Review – January 2019

Economic Review – January 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the Economic Review, this article is designed to keep you informed about general updates in the financial sector.

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Feel the volatility - and do it anyway

Feel the volatility - and do it anyway

Stock market volatility can make for compelling TV, both entertainment and documentary, but the reality is actually very mundane.  Volatility happens so investors just have to learn to deal with it and, as the cliché goes, keep calm and carry on.  If that sounds like a classic example of “easier said than done”, then here are some points which might help.

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Bridging the pensions pay gap

Bridging the pensions pay gap

Equal pay recently hit the headlines in the UK when it became compulsory for firms with more than 250 employees to disclose their gender pay gap information.  News, being what it is, has moved on, although it seems reasonable to expect that the topic of equal pay (or not) will hit the headlines again in the next review, scheduled for April 2019.

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A new take on downsizing

A new take on downsizing

The term “downsizing” suggests moving to a property which is physically smaller than the one you currently own, reflecting the fact that you no longer need the space of a family home with room for children.  

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