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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.

Investing to Get the Retirement You Want
Team ARQ - 8 March 2021

Investing to Get the Retirement You Want

Retirement planning is one of the most important aspects of managing our financial affairs, and undoubtedly right up there with the most challenging too. This is for the simple reason that while you can be fairly certain of how long you can be building your pension pot, no-one can tell how long a retirement they will need to fund.

Commodities Supercycle – Mining for Opportunities?
Team ARQ - 1 March 2021

Commodities Supercycle – Mining for Opportunities?

The name of the game, as ever, is getting the most reward available for the level of risk you are comfortable with and able to afford. By all means, look to play the commodities supercycle, but remember not to be overly credulous when assessing this or any other investment theme.

Decoding Wealth Management Fees – and the Difference They Make
Team ARQ - 22 February 2021

Decoding Wealth Management Fees – and the Difference They Make

It is very easy to think, “What’s half a percentage point here and there?” Well actually, the difference can be pretty stunning.

Investing vs Gambling
Team ARQ - 16 February 2021

Investing vs Gambling

There has been a huge rise in online trading during the pandemic and it’s difficult not to see shades of that in the current retail investing boom. Without wishing to rain on anyone’s parade, however, I hope this is just a starting point for very much healthier and rational relationships with the markets, and a real desire to understand how one really should invest.