Monthly Archives: June 2016

Simple Solutions: Your perfect team for financial advice in Warrington

It won’t have escaped your attention that the Euro 2016 Championships are well underway! Regardless of who you support, having the right team in place is vital for good performance and the same is definitely true of your financial advisers.

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SSFM’s view on Brexit and the Referendum

I don’t know about you but I am already fed up with all these politicians ‘banging on’ about the repercussions of the referendum at the end of this month. Personally I have never seen anything so important that I am being asked to make a decision on, but nobody can give a straight answer. I suspect that is because nobody actually knows the answers.

I have asked many people the question – in or out, over the last few months, and I have to say I think it is about 2/3rds of people telling me out. I find it strange then, when I watch TV and they are telling us that the remain in campaign is well ahead in the opinion polls. But we all know how good the opinion polls were on 6th May 2015 at the general election don’t we?

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Investment conference hosted by fund house Neptune

I attended an investment conference recently hosted by fund house Neptune. The theme being technology, or rather disruptive technology, and how investors can profit from this revolution in all areas. The presenter started off by asking did we think that by 2030 all new cars would be electric. A few hands in the room went up out of about 30 delegates. He then went on to state henry Ford’s famous quote at the start of the 20th Century ‘if I’d have asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse’ you know the one. But then he told us to google a picture of 5th Avenue in New York in 1900, and then again in 1910 and see the difference. If you do it, and I recommend that you do, you will see in 1900 everyone either walking or being driven in a horse-drawn carriage. Now fast forward just 10 years, and you cannot move for cars, and not a horse in sight.

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