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What’s Going On Out There?

So, what’s going on in an investment world disrupted by the pandemic? Veritas Wealth founder Barry O’Mahony analyses how markets and asset managers have been impacted by the pandemic and how we are responding by increasing the allocation in our portfolios to value-style investing.

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Reflections On a Very Covid Year

The old cliché that history tends to repeat itself certainly has a ring of truth about it.  Wars end, followed by booms, then crashes, uprisings, pandemics, breakthroughs, more booms, and so the cycle seems to repeat itself in varying order.  But the question that does seem to pop up after a terrible event is what lessons we’ve actually learned. A US columnist and author has surveyed history and come up with a surprising answer.

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Great partnerships can save lives

Seeking the best medical treatment can be as bewildering as finding the right financial investment advice. Veritas Wealth founder Barry O’Mahony recently had an experience that reinforced for him the right way to go about getting the best, most independent and trustworthy advice at the right time and for most of your life.

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The Hidden Upside Of Imposter Syndrome

Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? If so, you’re not alone. More than 70% of people are affected by workplace “imposter thoughts” at some point in their lives, according to the International Journal of Behavioural Science. But, loosen up. We recently came across research that not only explains exactly what it is but also shows that it can actually be a good thing.

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Roll up your sleeves! It’s time for the jab.

Welcome to the year of the vaccine!   World markets are certainly pricing in all the good news, however, we’re not out of the woods just yet.  Ensuring diversity in your portfolio is therefore paramount. If we compared it to a cricket match, then it’s important to ensure your fielders are spread around the field from deep mid-wicket, to mid-on and short mid-off.

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Nine things you can do to make 2021 a better year

Love him or loathe him, self-styled “celebrity broadcaster and media entrepreneur” Gareth Cliff does from time to time cut through all the clutter around us and come up with some interesting and thought-provoking observations. We recently came across this article, which he gives his thoughts on personal renewal after last year’s “bizarre” events. We thought you might find some useful pointers too.

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It’s Been A Leap Year

“What are we holding on to, Sam?” Frodo asks in Lord of the Rings. “That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo…and it’s worth fighting for,” replies Sam. Yes, it’s been a tough year, but we’ve found something worth holding on and fighting for. We take a look at how we are using our experiences in 2020 to adapt the way we work and view the world.

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