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Old 12-03-2021, 10:59   #121
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Yes absolutely you should. I was comparing the 0.5% I get in my market leading Marcus savings account with the potential wins in stocks and shares. I'd hope to be getting 5% or so to be honest. So anything above that is a win for me and my pathetic savings.
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Old 12-03-2021, 20:37   #122
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You've got about 3 weeks to use your ISA limit, £20k in stocks and shares (sorry Kryten, I think you're US based)
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Yeah, US based now so ex-pat. Certainly not eligible for an ISA. I have all my GBP in a non-interest bearing bank account. I need to spread it out as am over the FSCS limit for a single account I think. I just wish exchange rates would go back to $2 to the pound LOL
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Think that is a long way off, but it puts me off US shares a little, as you're fighting both the stock market and a potentially rising UK pound. Just seems to be the wrong time to be buying US anything
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Think that is a long way off, but it puts me off US shares a little, as you're fighting both the stock market and a potentially rising UK pound. Just seems to be the wrong time to be buying US anything
But for those of us in the other situation it may be a good time to buy UK assets
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Yes a sensational time to do so.
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Probably going to jinx it now but ... the £20k, invested at the start of Feb, is currently sitting at £20.5k - and has had a similar size dip in that time.

Weirdly, my OH's £20k - invested in the same fund but two days later - is lagging £200 behind
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Put £1500 for the kids in at the beginning of March into a kids ISA, already up £100!
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