Some articles by Dominic

2021 Publications & Events calendar

Dominic, March 26th, 2021

When we see elite athletes and teams of all disciplines achieving their goals, whether that is winning Olympic Gold, a world championship, the Premier League, the Six Nations and so forth, we’re often watching the culmination of many years of dedication, sacrifice and training. We very rarely get a glimpse behind the […]

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Has the pandemic highlighted a gap in your financial protection?

Dominic, March 25th, 2021

The pandemic has seen financial resilience among UK adults drop. Here’s how expert planning can provide financial protection for you and your family

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How to keep yourself safe from coronavirus scams – and other types of financial fraud

Dominic, March 25th, 2021

Retirees are the targets of coronavirus scams, and pension and investment fraud. Read about the scams that exist and the red flags to look out for

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Rebalancing your portfolio: What is it and when should you do it?

Dominic, March 1st, 2021

Your portfolio aligns your attitude to risk with your future goals, but it is important to review it regularly. Here’s why rebalancing is so important

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3 benefits of taking your pension last

Dominic, March 1st, 2021

You might be counting down the days until your retirement date, but you could be better off not taking your pension when you get there. Here are 3 reasons why

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Inflation Ahoy!

Dominic, March 1st, 2021

The word ‘ahoy!’ is an old maritime warning, usually used when either a ship or land was sighted in the distance as a warning to the crew to beware. Today, the risk of higher inflation down the line has been sighted by both economists and – of late – the markets. It […]

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The madness of markets

Dominic, February 16th, 2021

As an investor, it is generally not a bad idea to ignore what is going on in your portfolio most of the time. At the very least it can be distracting and at worst it can be a source of unnecessary anxiety. That advice is as applicable today as it ever was. […]

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Review of 2020 and a look towards 2021

Dominic, February 11th, 2021

Jon and Dom take a look back at 2020 as well as look ahead to 2021.

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Bitcoin and bandwagons

Dominic, February 1st, 2021

In the past few months, it might appear – at least to some – that making money in markets is easy – just buy Tesla or Bitcoin and you are sure to double your money! That is to confuse gambling with investing, and these are certainly not recommendations by the way. Bitcoin […]

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Your guide to the art of perfect sleep

Dominic, December 11th, 2020

Sleep plays an important role in our physical and mental health. A good night’s rest can heal and repair our bodies and consolidate memories. Prolonged bad sleep, on the other hand, is linked to high blood pressure and problems such as anxiety and depression. A good night’s sleep is crucial but not […]

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5 tips for a better work-life balance as a business owner

Dominic, December 11th, 2020

Striking a positive work-life balance as a business owner has been difficult this year, but it is vital for physical and mental health. Here are five tips to help.

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Virtual Afternoon Tea Replay – Robin Powell: The Myth of Star Fund Managers

Dominic, November 18th, 2020

There are few bigger priorities for people today than investing for the future. A combination of the rising cost of health and education, soaring house prices, longer life expectancy and the increasing strain on welfare budgets means it’s vital that everyone does what they can to remain financially independent for the rest […]

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How to stay productive when working from home this Christmas

Dominic, November 16th, 2020

After months of working from home, you’ll have settled into routines that work for you. But can you stay productive as the festive period arrives?

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Help a struggling charity in a tax-efficient way this winter

Dominic, November 16th, 2020

It’s been a tough year for the charity sector, with shops shut and donations down. If you’re looking to help this winter, here are 5 tax-efficient ways you can

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Operating in a noisy environment

Dominic, October 19th, 2020

In most industrial settings, health-and-safety rules demand that appropriate protective gear be worn, including the donning of ear defenders in high decibel environments. Yet, when it comes to our investing health and safety, we have little by the way of regulatory guidance except the obligatory phrase ‘Past performance is no guide to […]

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A return to homeworking and the awarding of Accredited status – Your Expert Wealth Team update

Dominic, October 5th, 2020

It’s been a busy month for Expert Wealth. After a challenging summer, the team made a brief – and Covid-secure – return to the office before government guidelines necessitated a return to homeworking. Be assured that it’s very much ‘business as usual’, as it was throughout lockdown. We are also proud to […]

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Understanding the pensions taper

Dominic, October 5th, 2020

September 14 marked the start of Pension Awareness Week in the UK. The national event aims to get people thinking about their retirement savings and their life after work. You have spent the best part of your career building a pension fund that will provide your desired lifestyle in retirement. Your pension […]

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What really is risk?

Dominic, September 21st, 2020

One of the hardest concepts in investing is trying to understand what ‘risk’ really is and deciding how to deal with it. If you asked a fund manager to explain it to you, they would probably provide a lesson on credit, liquidity, and concentration risk (amongst many others) and the volatility of […]

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Not all US stocks have gone up in 2020

Dominic, September 8th, 2020

“If the history of bubbles teaches us anything, it’s to be humble…Fama doesn’t think we can predict bubbles. Shiller thinks we can but doesn’t think we can ever know when they’ll collapse. What we need, but I know we’ll never get, is more of this type of thinking. I’m holding out for […]

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Good things come to those who wait

Dominic, August 10th, 2020

‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet’ Good things come to those who wait. This was the strapline once used by Guinness to refer to the 119.5 seconds it takes to pour a ‘perfect’ pint of their iconic stout. In investing, the time periods we are concerned about are measured in […]

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