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Market Review October 2021

September proved to be an interesting month, with a number of thought provoking developments prompting markets to retreat from their recent highs. Rising energy prices became a global concern, along with the ongoing fragile nature of supply chains, and a less accommodative tone from central banks caused both shares and government bonds to fall. Sentiment was further tested by developments in the Chinese property sector.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review September 2021

Despite some growing angst, global equities typically had another positive month in August and for some markets this meant a seventh straight month of gains.

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Ermin Fosse

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How the rise in minimum pension age could affect your retirement plans

Back in 2014, the Government announced a rise to the minimum retirement age. Under current rules, funds can be accessed from 55, but this is due to increase to 57 from 2028. The change could make a huge difference to those planning their retirement. So, too, could a proposal in the recently released draft legislation, allowing retirees to retain the current minimum age in some circumstances.

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Nigel Barthorp

Financial Consultant