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A Review of 2021…

Well, 2021 went by in a flash! In my closing blog last year, I thought the central case for this year would be one of significant improvement on a number of fronts. From a COVID perspective, while I do think that’s true in some ways; billions of people have been…

Ashley Brooks

17th December, 2021

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Home is where the heart is…

For several of us here at DB Wood, Newark-on-Trent has been home for many years. For DB Wood itself, it’s been home for the better part of 40. Our footprint reaches back to acquiring a small office in the Market Place in 2000, stretching then over to Stodman Street, to…

Georgia Ashley

25th November, 2021

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The importance of setting goals…

It all started with me sat on an exercise bike in the summer of 2019. As part of my role here, I was in the middle of coordinating our annual DB Wood Static Bike Ride (if you’re a long-standing client of DB Wood you’ll be familiar with the event…

Georgia Ashley

11th June, 2021

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Hands, Face and Office Space…

Maybe a return to life as we (used to) know it… I am sure as a collective we are looking forward to life reverting back to how we remember it. Despite the obvious hardship that has ensued for many, there will be aspects from the COVID…

Ashley Brooks

21st May, 2021

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Planning and Compounding – two key ingredients…

A couple of weeks back, we released a blog on the power of compounding (https://www.dbwood.co.uk/blog/the-eighth-wonder-of-the-world/). Getting a return, on top of a return, on top of a return (you get the picture), over long-time frames, leads to huge benefits that we can’t quite comprehend. Our brains think…

DB Wood Team

30th April, 2021

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A year on…

‘From time-to-time financial markets get disconnected from reality’. This was the opening line to our Quarter two investment report last year.  We’re now approaching the one-year mark since Boris Johnson announced to the UK that everyone must stay at home, thus kickstarting one of the biggest periods of…

DB Wood Team

19th March, 2021

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January Portfolio Update…

2021 started where 2020 left off; at a fast pace. Lockdowns were extended across the majority of the developed world, vaccines rolled out at unprecedented rates, and markets moved by social media to extents we have never seen before. Starting with the virus, it became clear…

The Investment Committee

5th February, 2021

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Quarter 4 2020 Investment Update

Market Review We approached Q4 with cautious optimism. First the caution; political noise was bound to increase around Brexit and the US election, with neither seeming likely to pass quietly. We were also due to receive some of the most important clinical trial results in history.

The Investment Committee

8th January, 2021

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A Review of 2020…

It is difficult to know where to start this year, however the declaration of have a ‘Happy New Year!’ will have more meaning this year than in many other years, given the context of where we have all been during 2020! Whilst it has been a…

Ashley Brooks

23rd December, 2020

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November Performance Update…

As most of us hoped and felt was likely, November was the month when we received positive vaccine news. In our last performance update we wrote about how quickly the mood music for investment markets could change on the back of this positive step forward. So far in 2020, there…

DB Wood Team

4th December, 2020

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