Regular readers will know that I write about being thrifty on Thursdays with the exception of yesterday when I didn’t have time to write a post. In January we shop around less because we have less money to shop with. It is a frugal month for most people after the excesses of Christmas. I actually spent more on my credit card so have an unusually large bill next month. This month has been a month of making investment decisions.
Another year begins and many people are looking at the trends for finance in 2015. What would be a good investment in 2015? Gold continues to fall and although the stock market has recovered a little, it was still down at the end of 2014 compared to the previous year. The UK needs investment. (more…)
When I was young I didn’t have the opportunities to do the things I wanted to do. I have more opportunities now and so I’m trying to make the most of them. I write, do photography, enjoy nature and local history and I invest. (more…)
Buying in a bear market
When there are more sellers than buyers in the market, traders call it a bear market and when the buyers outnumber the sellers, they call it a bull market. This appears to be a bear market; but the government is buying back it’s bonds by ‘printing’ money. What will the financial institutions do with the new money they get from selling bonds? I think they are buying shares in the markets again but being very selective. I have bought shares in another company that is making a loss; the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.