Investing

Is Bespoke all That it Seams?

Is Bespoke all That it Seams?

When we think about something that is “bespoke”, we think of something luxurious, exclusive, tailored to our exact needs, in a special and unique way. The person or institution, will do everything they can to make you feel that, by buying into their offering, you are...

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

There is no Currency to a Poker Face!

When it comes to people’s concerns, one that comes up again and again is the exchange rate. It seems that a fair majority of expats have a daily ritual of seeing what the rate is, so they can worry about it. Now we have smart phones, meaning that we can check in...

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

Investments post Brexit

First and foremost, Christopher Davenport apologies for depriving you good and loyal people of your habitual trusty host, Mr Robert Kent. I blame myself and Microsoft Teams, as I made the subject suggestion in a meeting and was then cheerfully thanked by Robert for...

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

Investing in TINA

If you have money invested in France, you might cast your eye over French financial news every once in a while. If you did, you would see that funds known as “fonds en euros” are a hot topic at the moment and have been for some time. The reason is that since 1818,...

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

It Is Hard to be an Investor

When it comes to your money these days, it is hard to know what to do. Interest rates are 0.10% in the UK and 0.0% in the rest of Europe. This has led many people to add more of their money to the stock market, or even invest this way where previously not considered....

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

Counter the cost of investing on you AND the planet

When it comes to the financial world, you will find one acronym after another and be expected to understand what is going on. A company I used to work for, used to talk about ‘Three Letter Abbreviations ‘or TLA’s; itself a TLA; coming from a company whose own name was...

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General Outlook / Market Conditions – War in Ukraine & Inflation

Quel est le plus « rentable » ?

I recently received an enquiry which simply said that they had inherited some money and asked, “What would you suggest we do with the money; buy a rental property or invest in the stock market?”. This question is not at all unusual, so a great topic for this space....

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New Additional Tax on Property Gains

Under the last rectifying budget article 24e, an additional Capital gains tax has been introduced for those gains above €50,000, so this is to be applied on top of the rates already in place and is assessed as follows: Taxable Amount Applicable Rate Between €50 000...

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