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Our insights and ideas on managing money and understanding the markets.

Taylor Money Cinema Night

It was an evening of extreme viewing as Taylor Money hosted a cinema night and screened "Free Solo", an Oscar winning documentary following solo free climber Alex Honnold. Clients, colleagues, professional contacts and friends gathered at The Poly in Falmouth for a...

Look After The Pennies…

This time of year is particularly busy in the world of financial advice as we focus on maximising planning opportunities before the end of the tax year. This planning can often involve significant investment especially when you consider that a couple maximising their...

Smart Money March/April 2019

Please click on the link below for the Taylor Money Smart Money newsletter. March April 2019 Smart Money Newsletter

Timing the market or time in the market?

After an extended period of relative calm in markets, February’s volatility served as a good reminder that investment risk has not disappeared. Although sudden market movements can cause anxiety, particularly for those with a short-term view, negative periods need to...

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

It is now almost impossible to avoid hearing about blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. However, despite the press coverage and hype around the subject, there is still very little understanding or clarity for investors. Last year Bitcoin rose 1,435%, Litecoin...

Being Diversified is Hard

Historically, owning a diversified portfolio has produced attractive positive returns at a lower volatility as opposed to holding either an individual security or fund over the long run. That being said, be under no illusion, holding a properly diversified portfolio...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

With the power of smartphone technology an investor can view the value of their portfolio almost instantaneously and have the ability to trade on it from almost anywhere in the world. Most would think this is a huge advantage not only to the professional but also to...

Don’t Fear the Market, Fear Yourself

Usually when I sit down with a new client one of the first questions they ask me is what I think markets are going to do going forwards. In other words, they are asking what return they can expect on the money they invest. Historically investors have been rewarded for...

The Jim Rogers Effect

Consensus is that we may now be heading towards the end of the current economic cycle. However, predicting when it will actually come to an end has historically been a fruitless task. We are now almost ten years on from the Financial Crisis which triggered the last...

Snap Election

The UK’s political parties are now in full campaign mode following Theresa May’s announcement of the general election which is to take place on 8th of June. With the election fast approaching financial journalists are out in force commenting on what the result’s...