Author: Martin Pryor

252 – ONE MORE TWIST ON BUY TO LET

Buy-to-let investors will be hit by another notch up of the tax ratchet. When George Osborne announced in his summer 2015 Budget a variety of tax changes aimed at discouraging buy-to-let (BTL) investment, they came as a surprise. To ease their impact, the then Chancellor phased in the most significant reform, a revised treatment of…

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251 – THE RISE OF UK DIVIDENDS

Dividend payments from UK companies in 2018 once again outpaced annual inflation. Your income could have increased by more than double the rate of CPI inflation in 2018. Link Asset Services, a leading share registrar, reported a 5.1% growth in total dividend payments of UK companies last year. Their January dividend monitor showed that in…

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242 – THE 2018 INVESTMENT YEAR

The world’s share markets mostly saw falls in 2018. Index 2018 Change FTSE 100 -12.5% FTSE All-Share -13.0% Dow Jones Industrial -5.6% Standard & Poor’s 500 -6.2% Nikkei 225 -12.1% Euro Stoxx 50 (€) -14.3% Shanghai Composite -24.6% MSCI Emerging Markets (£) -11.5% 2018 was a very different year for investors from 2017. During that…

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236 – HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

The office at PPM will shut for another year on Friday 21st December. We will re open on Monday 7th January. Thank you as always for your support. Have a lovely Christmas time. Happy Christmas! From The PPM team. The contents of this article is for information purposes only and represent the opinion of Pryor…

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164 – Quarter 3 review

The third quarter of 2016 was not the meltdown it threatened to be after the referendum. The final days of the second quarter of 2016 were dominated by the fall-out from the outcome of the referendum on 23 June. It was, to put it mildly, a volatile time for investment markets. However, for all the…

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165 – Trump…..

2016 has certainly been a year of surprises with this morning just adding to the long list which includes Brexit, new prime ministers, Leicester City winning the Premiership...... Equity markets are selling off across the world as each one opens and bonds are rallying along with gold, in a nutshell its risk off; big style.…

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