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Chancellor’s Summer Statement…

With the job retention scheme tapering over the summer months, there was always a need for more stimulus to protect against a quick rise in unemployment as we head towards the end of the year. The question is whether what was announced on Wednesday was enough?…

The Investment Committee

10th July, 2020

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Quarter 2 2020 Investment Review…

Market Review From time to time, financial markets get disconnected from reality. Though there are few occasions where this has happened to the same extent as it has over the last three months. Economies around the world have been plunged into recession, a billion or so…

The Investment Committee

2nd July, 2020

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Hot Topics – Our Top Tips on Probate…

Our long-standing history of looking after client’s financial affairs was the key motivation behind the development of our ‘Wills and Probate’ service, which is designed to provide our clients with the security and confidence that their estate will be dealt with professionally and with as little upheaval as…

DB Wood Team

26th June, 2020

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June Performance Update – How Are We Doing & What Matters From Here?…

A famous economist once said “it is better to be roughly right, than precisely wrong”. This bares truth in investment management just as much as anywhere else. As an industry, we are obsessed with trying to forecast the future, down to specific details such as how many people…

The Investment Committee

19th June, 2020

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Question the Committee – Coronavirus Edition

A big thank you to all our clients who submitted questions this week – it has been great to continue to get a high level of interaction with our blogs, and most importantly understand areas where you would like more information. Given the volume of responses, we have…

The Investment Committee

12th June, 2020

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May Portfolio Update – No Rest for the Wicked…

Hindsight is a wonderful but dangerous thing. It’s best used to constructively assess previous actions, aiming to learn lessons that can be applied to the future. Often though, it is used to manipulate a situation for one’s own interests. Questioning our high death numbers compared to other countries…

The Investment Committee

4th June, 2020

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A penny for your thoughts…

Governments in the west are spending and borrowing on a vast scale as they counter the effects of the pandemic. In the UK, public borrowing jumped to £62 billion in April alone—massively exceeding the previous monthly high of £22 billion in April 2012. Providing context, the UK government…

The Investment Committee

29th May, 2020

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The Three Legged Stool…

Equity markets have recovered some of their losses over the last month or so, with the benchmark UK equity market now down around 20% so far in 2020, after falling 35% from its January high to its lowest point in March. That 35% loss was the sharpest in…

The Investment Committee

21st May, 2020

DB News

Introducing iSecure, powered by DB Wood…

We can take videos with our phones, talk to friends through our laptops and send documents thousands of miles in seconds. But could you find your house deeds, a tax return from five years ago or even the insurance valuation for your jewellery at a moments notice without…

DB Wood Team

15th May, 2020

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A Healthy Split…

We encounter behavioural biases many times within our daily routine. Under the current circumstances for example, “confirmation bias” is very prevalent, which represents the tendency to search and favour information that supports our own beliefs. Most of us are likely to place more weight on an article that…

The Investment Committee

8th May, 2020

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