Today a BBC Business News article proudly states that 'Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly In January'.
The Beeb cite a report by the ONS again released today showing retail sales volumes dropping by … [Read More...]
One of the alternative investments I made late last year which does not form part of the Thomas Value Report model portfolio has over the last three months returned 8.8% annualised.
This is a higher rate of return than I had initially expected … [Read More...]
British Telecom (LSE: BT.A) this week announced that it will now have a two-year period of results which will be affected by the accounting scandal in its Italian unit.
An independent review by KPMG found that:
These actions have resulted in the … [Read More...]
So towards the end of last year whilst digging through some old paperwork I came across an old private pension.
On closer inspection I found that it was well over 10 years old and had returned 5% annualised which includes ad-hoc contributions I'd … [Read More...]
According to the retirement consultancy Mercer, at the end of 2015 the combined final salary pension deficit for the FTSE 350 was £39 billion.
The FTSE 350 represents approximately 50% of all UK final salary pensions.
At the end of 2016 the … [Read More...]
We have suggested as a fundamental guiding rule that the investor should never have less than 25% or more than 75% of his funds in common stocks, with consequent inverse range of between 75% and 25% in bonds
This sensible advice from Benjamin Graham … [Read More...]
News flashed across my screen at the beginning of the year that Anglo American (LSE: AAL) was the best performing FTSE 100 stock in 2016 returning 289%.
Not bad for a large cap.
Here's what that looks like on a price chart:
A pretty … [Read More...]