PUBLISHED: 13:03 22 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:42 22 April 2019 Carl Lamb Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Archant This week, our reader wants to know whether they should change their investment strategy towards higher risk for potentially greater gain. Carl Lamb of Almary Green responds. Reader question: My financial adviser has been talking to me about changing my investment strategy from using passive investments into active investments. He did explain the difference to me but on reflection I really don't understand. Can you explain the difference please? I am cautious with my investments so am concerned that a more active investment strategy might leave me more at risk.MORE: Ask the Expert: Does my employer still have to contribute to my pension when I've reached retirement age?Almary Green response: This is a complicated area so do go back to your adviser before giving the go-ahead. With active investments, the content of the fund is … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Should I swap my investment strategy to higher risk for greater gain?
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Poll PUBLISHED: 06:55 28 February 2019 Henry Woodsford High Street, Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON Archant The buying up of retail premises in a declining market is not a particularly risky move, according to North Somerset Council’s leader. Cllr Nigel Ashton said his authority was right to purchase the Sovereign Shopping Centre in Weston’s High Street last year, despite being ‘fully aware of the possibility’ its anchor unit, Marks & Spencer (M&S), could close – a move which the company has now confirmed.In the council’s 2019/20 budget, £29million has been set aside for future commercial investments.Last year, more than £50million was spent on business acquisitions after the council was loaned £37.95million to purchase North Worle District Centre in February and a deal worth £21million to buy Weston’s shopping centre using borrowed funds was agreed in April.A deal worth … [Read more...] about ‘Numbers stack up’ on commercial investment strategy, says council leader
By Dirk Meissner The Canadian Press Tues., Feb. 26, 2019 VICTORIA - More affordable housing is needed to keep British Columbia’s economy booming, says Premier John Horgan. B.C. boasts Canada’s strongest economy and lowest jobless rate, but growth is threatened by a shortage of affordable housing for workers and their families, he said Tuesday. He said if a community can’t provide housing for workers then they can’t build much needed housing or sustain local economies. It’s a puzzle the provincial government is trying to solve through last week’s budget and the $7 billion investment it promised last year in a decade-long affordable housing strategy, Horgan told the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “If you don’t have an affordable home to live in you don’t have much going on,” he said. “If we’re going to just build single room boxes in the sky we’re not going to be able to meet the … [Read more...] about B.C. premier says affordable housing crunch hurts province’s growth
Hillary Hoffower, provided by Published 8:04 am PST, Monday, February 18, 2019 Rodrigo Snchez /EyeEm/Getty Images Self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier retired early at 30 years old with a nest egg of $1.25 million by using a seven-step strategy, which you can use for your own path to financial independence. First, figure out your target number for financial freedom, determine how to get there by calculating your net worth, and overhaul your mindset about money. The next four steps involve action to achieve that number: Stop budgeting, hack your full-time job, start a side hustle, and invest. Having retired at 30, Grant Sabatier has mastered financial independence. He became a self-made millionaire in five years, retiring with a nest egg of $1.25 million. It may sound impossible, but Sabatier says it's not if follow the same seven-step strategy he used. "This plan works because it's designed to maximize all areas of your financial life," he writes in his book, … [Read more...] about Here’s the 7-step strategy one guy used to become a self-made millionaire and retire at 30
LONDON/NEW YORK/DUBAI (Reuters) - When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, meets with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Kushner, a senior White House adviser, was a close ally of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - a key architect of a regional boycott against Qatar, which Riyadh accuses of sponsoring terrorism. Doha denies the charge. Brookfield, a global property investor in which the Qatari government has placed investments, struck a deal last year that rescued the Kushner Companies’ 666 Fifth Avenue tower in Manhattan from financial straits. The bailout, in which Doha played no part and first learned about in the … [Read more...] about Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner building bailout