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Regular, informative and easy-to-read downloadable white papers on topics of interest for investors. Published approximately every two months.

Is gold the safe haven everyone seems to imagine?

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Acuity 39: All that glistens...

September 11, 2017
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What is risk and what effect can it have on your investments?

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Acuity 38: How deep is your risk?

July 18, 2017
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Why being an evidence-based tortoise beats being a market-chasing hare

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Acuity 35: Patience is a virtue

January 17, 2017
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Absolute return strategies have been touted as the perfect investment. So what's the real story?

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Acuity 34: Absolute return strategies are not what they seem

November 14, 2016
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Ten fundamental steps for investing success

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Acuity 33: The foundation stones of good investing

August 31, 2016
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The British have always viewed property as a safe home for their money – and indeed, buy-to-let has been a popular and rewarding investment for many. But is this still the case?

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Acuity 32: The decline and fall of buy-to-let?

July 04, 2016
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The weight of evidence tells us that a diversified, risk-adjusted portfolio will, over the long term, deliver our goals.The trouble is, our brains are wired to respond to bad news more emphatically than good. So what can we do when speculation and panic threaten to take over?

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Acuity 31: Market falls - don't lose your perspective

May 03, 2016
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All investors know that risk and return are related – taking on more (sensible) risk should provide higher returns, over time. Yet there are no guarantees.

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Acuity 30: Portfolio returns - expect the unexpected

March 02, 2016
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It's not easy to compare and contrast cost when it comes to investing - this edition of Acuity should help.

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Acuity 29: Smoke, mirrors and the true cost of investing

January 04, 2016
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Peer-to-peer lending is an interesting innovation, but is it as simple as it at first seems? And how long will it take to become a mainstream investing activity?

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Acuity 28: Peer-to-peer lending - a fad or the future?

November 06, 2015
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Is it possible to invest responsibly and still make decent returns?

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Acuity 27: Socially Responsible Investing - balancing your heart with your head

September 03, 2015
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Do recent reforms in pension provision and access represent financial freedom for millions of savers - or is there still a long way to go before fairness is achieved?

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Acuity 26: Pension reforms - are we finally at the promised land?

July 13, 2015
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Are the tax breaks offered by Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Schemes worth the considerable risks they entail?

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Acuity 25: The good, the bad and the ugly of VCTs and EISs

May 18, 2015
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The benefits of good advice often don't materialise until the far-off future, making it easy for clients to miss the value received along the way. This volume of Acuity is a reminder of the seen and unseen, or unappreciated, value that great financial planning can deliver.

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Acuity Volume 24: The Hidden Value Of Great Financial Planning

March 09, 2015
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Investing isn't easy. This issue of Acuity looks into how a good adviser will provide value by improving the investment experience, with a higher chance of success than if you were going it alone.

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Acuity Volume 23: Your Adviser's Role As Your Investment Coach

January 30, 2015
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Avoid getting distracted and jeopardising your long-term investment strategy by following these 'do's' and 'don'ts' when looking at your portfolio valuation.

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Acuity Volume 22: Portfolio valuations in perspective

November 17, 2014
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