Skipton Insights

Are you an emotional investor?

As human beings, we tend to react on our instinct and emotions when making decisions – particularly when things go wrong.

Skipton Insight: counting down to Brexit

It’s crunch time for Brexit talks. The deadline for agreeing the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU is fast approaching, and there’s still so much to decide. Can an agreement be reached, or will the UK exit the EU with no deal?

Skipton Insight Webcast: How we choose suitable funds for our customers

How and where you invest your money can potentially have a huge impact on your returns. Find out more here.

Interest rates go up. But why now?

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Only recently, savers were left feeling thwarted by the Bank of England’s decision to freeze base rate in May. Find out more.

Skipton Insight: 2018 half-year market review

After a positive couple of years for markets, the opening to 2018 proved to be a period of highs and lows. We saw stock markets in the UK and US post record highs; but at other times, the worst volatility in seven years . Although markets settled over spring, the spectre of global trade wars escalating means there is still uncertainty.

Skipton Insight: Investing in fixed income

There’s one golden rule that savvy investors follow – don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Although investing is usually associated with the ups and downs of stock markets, in reality there’s a lot more to it than that. Multi asset investment funds, for example, typically feature a range of asset classes – shares, cash and fixed income. It may also include other assets like property. A diversified approach can lead to smoother returns, compared to relying on only one source for returns. Find out more. 

 

 

 

Interest rates stay at 0.5% after all. So what now?

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Only a few weeks ago, it was almost a given that base rate would reach 0.75% today. Please find out more here.