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GBP Vs USD

by Richard Taylor on Jul 17, 2020

The Economy Stock Markets & Investing, Financial Planning

Currency, and more specifically GBP Vs USD, is a big topic for our clients. The days of 2:1 (GBP:USD) look a distant memory and following the Brexit decision the majority of people we speak to have a reluctance to move money to USD. Here Richard discusses the currency pairing broadly and the factors affecting the relative GBP weakness and USD strength. We cannot predict the future but here's our interpretation of the pairing and whether this is the new normal?

Video: Taylor & Taylor Investment Philosophy - The 3 Pillars

by Richard Taylor on Jun 16, 2020

Financial Planning, The Economy Stock Markets & Investing

Here Richard, CEO discusses the company investment philosophy and the 3 pillars at its core.

What you hear in the video has been central to a number of calls at T&T in the past 12 weeks. Rightly so clients and prospects alike want to understand what we're doing at this time and the merits behind how we manage their money.

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Brexit Update: We're Out, Aren't We?

by Thomas Quinn on Feb 25, 2020

The Economy Stock Markets & Investing

Reading Time: c.4 mins

So, it finally happened – the UK officially left the EU last month.This surely means the worst is behind us and we can crack on with the rest of our lives, right?!? Not exactly. In our opinion, all that has changed is that we know with certainty that Brexit is going to happen. And if Boris Johnson sticks to his election pledge, then December 31st 2020 will be the exit date and crunch time for the future UK/EU relationship. 

T&T Annual Market Review - 2019

by Thomas Quinn on Jan 21, 2020

The Economy Stock Markets & Investing

Reading Time: c.7 mins

What were the news cycles - and the themes driving the market - in 2019? As I write this I struggle to  recall all the stories; the front-pages; the soundbite headlines that hourly came vibrating through my phone. As each market or political commentator reacted in (usually) faux awe and astonishment to that minute’s news cycle ‘breaking news’, I remember a blur of scandal, geopolitical woes, trade tensions, hurricanes, a blazing Notre-Dame and a Greta Thunberg.    

T&T Quarterly Market Update - Q3 2019

by Thomas Quinn on Oct 4, 2019

The Economy Stock Markets & Investing

Reading Time: c.6 mins

After the close of the third quarter of 2019, we will focus on the main themes that we tend to hear most while attempting to cut through some of the noise and hyperbole to help you understand the status quo. I will start by looking at the quarter in numbers, moving onto politics on both sides of the pond followed by a greater uplifting section on ‘The World is Getting Better’ – I’d just skip to this if I were you…   

The Case for Doing Nothing (1 of 3 Behavioral Investment Blogs)

by Richard Taylor on Sep 26, 2019

The Economy Stock Markets & Investing

Reading Time: c.5 mins

Over the last couple of months, as markets wobbled, yield curves inverted, GBP plummeted and Brexit, well, let’s not go there…  My point being, the wheels seemed like they might be coming off, the media got hysterical and people panicked. I tried to get out ahead of this and was proactive in communicating our message – “keep the faith”, “tune out the noise”, “stick to your plan”, “sit tight” and several other iterations of essentially the same message.   

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