Blog, IC Insights

The Eighth Wonder of the World…

Financial planning and investing are intrinsically linked, though we are often asked for investment tips without regard for any plan… “what can I buy to achieve high returns?” or something along those lines. The answer is usually not what’s expected, specifically because the person asking often does not…

Ashley Brooks

16th April, 2021

Blog

Quarter 1 2021 Investment Review

Market Review The economic environment looked set to improve in 2021. We entered the year on the back of successful vaccine news, with a roadmap for the future, one where in theory we had a great chance to turn the tide on the pandemic. The Brexit…

The Investment Committee

1st April, 2021

Blog, DB News

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

Blog, Hot Topics

Budget 2021

A clever budget by the Chancellor was bolder than we expected, both in terms of the near term fiscal support provided and the tax rises planned for future years. It was smart because it was designed to encourage spending and investing, which he will hope will…

DB Wood Team

5th March, 2021

Blog, Hot Topics

Inflation – should we worry?…

Inflation is a bit like that intense and slightly eccentric friend. Sometimes overbearing, though a little exposure now and then is not only tolerable but can also prove energising and invigorating. At the start of every year economists across the globe come out with their forward…

Alex Chappell

19th February, 2021

DB News

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

Blog, Risk Perspectives

Don’t be a victim of under insurance…

Obtaining any form of insurance cover is such an easy process nowadays. Just open up the laptop, sign on to your favourite aggregator site, answer a couple of straightforward questions and the policy is yours and your cuddly animated animal will follow in the post. Simples!…

Risk

22nd January, 2021

Blog, Hot Topics

The future of money…

Money has been around about as long as humanity. It is defined as anything that can be used to pay for goods and services. In the case where the Roman farmer would swap his best cattle for a new pair of shoes, both the cattle and the shoes…

DB Wood Team

22nd January, 2021

DB News

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

DB News

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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