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“Yes. I would expect equity investments to still be the best bet. Cash just wouldn&#39t have the same returns.”

John Horricks, Compass Assurance Services

“Yes. I still believe equity investments will beat cash, especially in the medium term. It is very difficult to guess which way the market is going to go and which assets to be in at what times. If you&#39re not careful, you can come unstuck.”

Sam Dolphin, Dolphin Associates

“Yes. I think that the market has been responding very well to lots of bad news. I am amazed how many pessimists there are out there.”

Joe Davitt, JCD Financial Services

“Yes. I think they will outperform cash. Markets will rise and equity inv-estments will beat cash.”

Paul Dickens,Aquila Financial Management

“Yes because I expect markets to improve.”

Peter Dickinson,Peter Dickinson Independent Financial Services

“Yes. I think there is a good chance equities will outperform cash over the next 12 months. I think it is worth a gamble with some of our clients money but I am probably more cautious than five years ago.”

David Parish,Acorn Services

“Yes. I think they probably will but I am favouring UK equity income funds because the yield should match the return from cash but with capital growth on top.”

Nigel Adams,Adams & Adams Financial Management

Yes 86%

No 14%


IFP chooses new president

Institute of Financial Planning vice president Ian Shipway is replacing Campbell Edgar as president of the IFP while Jane Wheeler is to be the IFP&#39s new vice president. John Porteous and Barry Horner are joining the IFP&#39s board.

Crunch time on LIA merger

Well, it&#39s now crunch time on the LIA/Sofa merger. All the hot air has been expended and we will shortly know the result. If the vote is yes, then for those, like myself, who have been unequivocally opposed, it would seem we have no other proper course but to resign. But what if it is […]

Blair fails to address policy

Prime Minister Tony Blair disappointed pension experts by shying away from a significant announcement on third-term pension policy this week. Blair&#39s Opportunity Society speech in London on Monday – the day before Adair Turner&#39s pension report – had been billed as a significant pointer to Labour pension policy going into the next general election. But […]

MLIM encouraged by stocks

The chief investment oficer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers has been encouraged by the recent stock market movements.MLIM CIO and president Bob Doll says that conditions are not in pace for a bear market despite the drag on equities from oil prices and economic uncertainty.He believes that interest rates are likely to stay low and […]

China’s economic bounce may already be over

By Mike Riddell (17 May 2016) Most people would explain the rally in global risky assets since mid-February as being primarily down to the spectacular volte-face from the Federal Reserve, where Janet Yellen (and others) dramatically toned down their narrative that the Fed would be hiking rates as many as four times in 2016. This explanation […]


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