Some articles by Dominic

Quarterly Investment Report October 2018

Dominic, October 26th, 2018

The aim of this report is to show clients how the six EWM portfolios compare to other investment management group’s result in the period 1st September 2015 to 30th September 2018.

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3 Brexit Risks Posed To Your Portfolio & How To Mitigate Them

Dominic, October 8th, 2018

Whichever way one voted, it is hard not to be dismayed by the shambles that is Brexit, concocted by all sides. In the event that any deal agreed gets voted down in Parliament, or there is no deal, there is a material chance that the government could fall. One or both of these events would come with great uncertainty. We set out three key investment risks relating to Brexit and how sensible portfolio structures can mitigate them.

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Politics and portfolios

Dominic, October 4th, 2018

Trump’s belligerence, China’s debt mountain, Putin’s malevolence, not forgetting Brexit and the prospect of a far-left leaning Labour Government: All this turmoil inevitably leads to concern over investment portfolios. Let's discover how well-structured portfolios are capable of riding out any storm.

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Forecasting the investment weather

Dominic, August 3rd, 2018

Despite long-term, deeply embedded memories that summers are generally warm and sunny, nothing is certain. In fact, long-runs of unpredictable summer weather are the norm, not the exception. The last few weeks have seen wonderful weather, but to make the point we still hark back to the fact that the last time this happened was in the summer of 1976, 42 years ago!

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Quarterly investment report July 2018

Dominic, July 12th, 2018

The aim of this report is to demonstrate how the performance of EWM investment portfolios compares to that of other investment management groups. To do this we use Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) Private Client Indices.

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Some thoughts on bonds…

Dominic, June 11th, 2018

Challenging times In response to the very low yield on bonds, some investors have been tempted to chase higher yielding bonds, in an attempt to squeeze some return out of what feels like an unproductive portfolio allocation. This is, unfortunately, an accident waiting to happen. The phrase ‘picking up pennies in front […]

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Gifting your house

Dominic, May 30th, 2018

Inheritance tax (IHT) allowances have failed to keep pace with house prices and many more people now have to consider the IHT burden they leave to their beneficiaries.

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Expert Wealth Organogram

Dominic, March 28th, 2018

We are delighted to bring you an Organogram displaying the structure of the staff that work here at Expert Wealth Management. This follows on from a point raised at our most recent Client Advisory Board, that knowing a little more about our organisational structure might be beneficial to our clients.

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What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Dominic, January 30th, 2018

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and no regulator or nation state stands behind it.

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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag & smile…

Dominic, December 4th, 2017

The world today feels like a troubled place, with populism on the rise, Donald Trump in the White House, Kim Jong-un with his finger on a nuclear button, the looming Brexit cliff edge and the prospect of higher, even punitive, taxation of a Marxist-inspired Chancellor-in-waiting. We risk getting things out of perspective; it has always been thus.

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Being In It For The Long Haul…

Dominic, October 3rd, 2017

As we prepare for our Investment Committee meeting on the 21st February, we thought it would be a great time to talk about the importance of a measured approach to portfolio management. For investors who adopt a systematic buy-hold-rebalance approach to investing, it can be tempting to question why the portfolio seems […]

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All that glistens…

Dominic, August 4th, 2017

Gold has always held a certain appeal for humans. Its lustre, due to a lack of oxidation, makes it pleasing to look at and to handle. Yet, it is simply a lump of metal that generates no income and will only be worth what someone else wants to pay for it at […]

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How Much Money Can You Gift without Tax?

Dominic, July 1st, 2017

We answer the question of how much money can you gift without tax and offer our top-level advice for inheritance tax planning. See also: Our Comprehensive Guide to Inheritance Tax Planning Trust Planning & Gifting: An Overview What Is a Trustee? The Roles and Duties Explained Ever-rising property prices are leaving more […]

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How deep is your risk?

Dominic, June 6th, 2017

All investors know that they need to take risks in order to achieve returns higher than cash. If you asked ten investors if equities were more risky than cash, most would agree; but that depends on how one understands risk. The investment industry has done a poor job of explaining risk as […]

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These foolish things…

Dominic, April 26th, 2017

As investors, we have to contend not only with the erratic and unpredictable nature of markets but also the erratic and irrational way in which we think and behave. ‘‘If I have learned anything in my 52 years in this marvellous field, it is that, for a given individual or institution, the […]

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Pension Investments: The Rules and Regulations Explained

Dominic, February 3rd, 2017

The security of a state pension can tempt many people into putting off personal pension investments. But the sooner you start saving, the better off you will be when the time comes to retire. This will enable you to enjoy your retirement with friends and family and save for essential outgoings like […]

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What is Annuity? And How does it Work?

Dominic, January 4th, 2017

What is annuity: getting the most from your life savings What is annuity? We all know we should save a pension when we can work so that we can afford to live comfortably when we don’t. It’s generally understood that we each have a pot, amassed over the course of our working […]

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Supporting Base 33 This Christmas

Dominic, December 16th, 2016

Base 33 works with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Witney and West Oxfordshire. They support young people with a wide range of issues for as long as they need help focussing on drug use, homelessness and unemployment with mentoring, training and emotional support.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Funding for Care Homes

Dominic, November 22nd, 2016

Funding for care homes can be a sensitive issue. While many people dream of a wonderful retirement on the high-seas as the cruise liner sails into the setting sun, spending their time sunbathing on a Mediterranean beach, or playing as many rounds of golf as they can cram into the day, the […]

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The US election: the one thing we can be sure about is uncertainty

Dominic, November 7th, 2016

The referendum on Scottish independence, Grexit, China’s slowdown and most recently Brexit, have come and gone, in market terms, with most investors sitting on healthy increases in their portfolios since 2014, despite uncertainty at the time. However, it is not a bad thing to revisit the robust rationale for the structure of our client portfolios, particularly at such a time.

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Terrific meeting, many thanks. We always drive back from meetings with you wishing we'd met you and Dom years ago - but at least we're with you now! RB
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