Category: <span>Investing</span>

Category: Investing

To BTL or not to BTL?

Interesting times. I’ve read and listened to many experts on investing, the stock market and property recently, and without fail they have failed to predict what would happen (with the possible exception of the Property Podcast, which thought a boom would be possible). So who do you believe? Ir do …

Whoop part 2!

Yesterday I had my second CII exam (RO2 – Investment principles and risk), and the second of 6 on my way to a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. And the first one I’ve had to do wearing a mask… I found it really difficult; much harder than the 5 mocks …

So, what now?

I’m not keen on the current trend for starting sentences with ‘so’, but I’m trying to get with the pragramme. Next I’ll be saying ‘like’ 3 times per sentence. As the title of my blog suggested, I’ve been on a real journey in terms of finance and investing. This is …

Corona Virus

People have been saying for some time that we’re due for a stock market correction (ie a 10% drop). Actually ever since I started following it 2 years ago people have said the same thing, and it’s gone up massively since then. It’s lost about a third in less than …

Interesting times!

The Caronavirus is having effects right across the board; the obvious health concerns, FlyBe going under, and people fighting for toilet paper. Predictably the world’s stock markets took a hefty tumble, as shown above for the FTSE 100 (which hit 7600 a few weeks ago). This is where investors are …

How to get poor quickly

I’ve mentioned before the archetypal ‘get rich quick’ scammer, posing next to their hired Lamborghini on Instagram. In this case it was a hired Ferrari, and a bad outfit. £3.5 million taken from mostly young people eager to make money quickly with no effort. It’s easy to be hard on …

Pay yourself first

This is a common theme across the books and podcasts, though some advocate taking it to extremes. Essentially it means that you set a standing order to pay into your stocks and shares ISA as soon as you get paid, or whatever your investment vehicle of choice is. It then …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first and best known ‘crypto currency’. Essentially these entirely digital currencies use a new technology called blockchain. Every Bitcoin transaction is logged in a global network of computers, which are rewarded for their har work by ‘mining’ Bitcoins. There are now several hundred competing crypto currencies. Anyone …