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He will tell you that the long term matters, fluctuations in the market, though worrying at the time can actually work to your benefit. The time horizon may be as long as ten years, but this will depend on what the individuals aims are.

Diversification is key to investment management, looking to offset risks in different areas of the market to allow for checks and balances to your portfolio.

It’s well known that Markets react to sentiment, so stocks can fall if a company reports worse than expected results, or sometimes the whole market can fall at once on negative economic news. Trading stocks and shares also costs money, so moving in and out of positions quickly will seriously eat into your returns over time.

The use of a Financial Adviser is important as most DIY investors tend to stumble from one idea to the next with no clear strategy. As long as you trust the manager and what they are trying to achieve, you will make your initial choices very carefully, advised by them and then stick with those investments for the long term.

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Expats make property a priority before Spanish renaissance

Yachts in MallorcaExpat financial advisers in Spain have been helping numerous British expats arrange their financial affairs so they can take advantage of the relatively low property prices across the country. Many properties could soon be unaffordable, but are still currently within tantalising reach for those who have the means.

Experts are warning that this period of opportunity cannot continue forever, as it is expected that the Spanish economy will soon rebound from a recent period of trouble with what is anticipated to be a marked and prolonged period of prosperity.

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The cost of care as an expat

Baby's foot with hospital ID tagBecause many UK expats will still have friends and family living back in the UK, it’s common for them to make frequent trips back and forth between their previous home country and their chosen destination, especially during holidays such as Easter and Christmas.

This arrangement works nicely for many expats, allowing them to enjoy the best of both worlds as they set up a new life in an new location while still being able to retain a taste of home. But it’s not without complication, and it is wise for all expats moving between countries to understand their rights regarding healthcare in every place they visit. Otherwise, they may be left to face the financial consequences if their health take an unexpected turn.

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