Tag Archives : Commodities

Oil Investing – The Need To Think Long Term 4

As someone who is invested in the oil space via ownership stakes in BP, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, I am not too concerned with the price of oil dipping below $50 in recent weeks. When I took stakes in these companies, I realised that the price of oil will not double overnight. I knew that it will take a considerable amount of time for oil prices to recover. But when the recovery starts, I expect prices to shoot higher and that is why I am optimistic about the oil industry long-term. Oil has a huge tailwind in the form of the emerging global middle class. Global Prosperity and […]

Pensions and Death Taxes – How It Works As An Inheritance Planning Tool

In the years gone by, death used to be followed by a huge 55% tax hit on any money you left behind to your loved ones. However, rules introduced last year mean it is now possible to pass on your entire pension pot to your beneficiaries, tax-free. ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ Benjamin Franklin How Passing On Your Pension Tax Free Works If you die before the age of 75 and have a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), you can pass on your entire pension fund to your beneficiaries tax free. The money can be passed down as a cash lump […]

How Everyday Macroeconomic News Affects Your Investments 1

You can’t go a day without hearing some sort of macroeconomic information on the news. And sometimes you just sit there and think, how does this affect me? Well, macroeconomic news affects any investor or any person who holds investments of some sorts. In this article, I will aim to put into plain english some of the big news you have heard in recent month and how it will potentially affect your money. In this article, I have aimed to concentrate on news coming out of both the U.S. and the U.K. as most British investors will have money invested in stock exchanges of these two nations. 1. The End […]

Now is the time to buy silver 1

  Silver has always been known as a great store of value and an insurance policy against a weakening global economy (Just look at how silver prices soared with the news of chinas interest rate cut) . With the increasing uncertainty in markets, such as the ongoing Euro crisis and Japan entering a recession, now would be a good time to diversify your portfolio to buy physical silver. Anybody that’s been wondering is silver a good investment should know that now may be the best time of all to invest in the material. The price of silver is at the lowest it has been for several years and this is […]