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Time for a Style Makeover?
Team ARQ - 19 April 2021

Time for a Style Makeover?

I’m guessing that many, many of us will be thinking yes to that question currently after a year of loungewear and every type of grooming being an amateur effort (if at all!). But actually, what I’m referring to is the need to check in on your investment style to ensure it still fits your purpose and the landscape ahead.

Turn Over a New Leaf on Tax
Team ARQ - 12 April 2021

Turn Over a New Leaf on Tax

Having been one of those people frantically trying to use up my ISA allowance before the end of the tax year one too many times, I’m not going to admonish anyone who came to regret April 5th being on a beautiful Bank Holiday. I hope you all got to use this most useful tax shelter to the maximum.

Don’t Waste Your Youth (At Least When it Comes to Investing)
Team ARQ - 6 April 2021

Don’t Waste Your Youth (At Least When it Comes to Investing)

Your younger years wouldn’t be your youth unless they were “wasted” to a large extent with fun and frivolity. Goodness knows, there’s enough time for the more serious cares of life to weigh you down. However, there is one notable exception to that creed: investing.

Buy British: The Case for UK Equities
Team ARQ - 29 March 2021

Buy British: The Case for UK Equities

The Bank of England estimates that Britons are sitting on £100 billion of excess savings due to lockdowns. Almost three-quarters of people say they aren’t going to spend their extra cash and are presumably going to put it to work. For those investing for a better financial future, there is a strong case to be made for buying British – that is, upping their exposure to UK equities.

Positioning Your Portfolio for Inflation
Team ARQ - 22 March 2021

Positioning Your Portfolio for Inflation

Prior to the pandemic, talking about the return of inflation would have got you laughed out of the room. If anything, persistently low inflation was arguably something of an issue. Those times are over. The consensus now is that inflation is right around the corner.

Sell Tech, Buy Travel?
Team ARQ - 15 March 2021

Sell Tech, Buy Travel?

Anyone taking social media hashtags as the bellwether of the stock markets would have seen plenty of harbingers of doom in recent weeks. But as is often the case on these platforms, the consensus seems to be that these fears are overblown.