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Looking for a smoother ride in choppy waters

But there is a risk here. America still relies on the rest of the world as much as the rest of the world relies on America – attempting to reset the terms of global trade too hard in America’s favour might derail the economies of other countries.

So, what can you do to protect investments you already have against the volatility that we are experiencing, well firstly and most importantly make sure that your investment portfolios are as diversified as possible, across Asset Class, Sector and Country. Don’t be tempted to put all your eggs in one basket.

Look for Global dividend (income) funds, that are paying good income. Don’t be tempted to panic and sell funds when the markets are turbulent, remember the long-term potential, yes volatility can be scary, but patience will pay off, investing is for the medium to long term, 5 years plus. It is not a get rich quick scheme.

For investors looking to enter the market, the drop in the markets offers an excellent buying opportunity and realistically is the only option to achieve growth greater than inflation, as interest rates across the EU and the UK look to remain well below inflation for the foreseeable future.

So, if you are new to investing or would just like less risk and a smoother ride, there are investments out there that apply smoothing thereby giving you some cushion against volatility. This is an investment option so you can sleep easy at night.

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European Union PEPPs to go Before Parliament

European Parliament, StrasbourgAccording to reports emanating from Bulgaria, expat pension choices may be about to become broader and more accessible with the likely introduction of the European Union PEPP.

PEPPs – Pan European Pension Products – are understood to be at the draft stage, with regulations set to be examined by European Parliament for possible approval.

The development of PEPPs has come about as a result of a perceived need to give people greater choice when it comes to planning their retirement pensions, particularly given that there is not equality of options for retirement savers across the continent. It may also help address the fact that, according to the EU, only 20% of workers between the ages of 25 and 59 make regular pension contributions.

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Five Key Retirement Questions for Expats in Spain

Woman sitting on a benchIf you live in Spain, or are thinking of moving to Spain for your retirement, it is essential that you seek expat financial advice in order to give you the best possible chance of successfully protecting and growing your wealth.

Blacktower Financial Management has offices in Barcelona as well as Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida and on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. From these branches, our team members can help expat retirees throughout Spain take care of their wealth management and retirement investment needs.

In this guide we take a look at some key questions for expats in Spain.

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