Weekend Papers Impressions of Persistence

Weekend Papers Impressions of Persistence

It has been another busy week, quite a bit of last minute end of tax year planning and some horrific stories. The markets have had another set of wobbles.. perhaps a sell-off in response to high valuations, or problems in

[fill in the gap!] or of course people doing their end of year capital gains tax planning. If you are invested, then it probably doesn’t really matter, unless you planned to withdraw from markets this week, last would have been better… such is life. The truth is that most people are long-term (life-long) investors, so current trouble (which is ever present) is simply something that we live with and plan for. My job is to keep you focused on what is actually important and not get distracted by the noise that fills our daily experiences.

Persistence is a key aspect of a good investment experience. Something that I was reminded of by the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who was a long-term advocate or champion of impressionist artists like Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Manet and Renoir. The National Gallery put forward the argument that we wouldn’t have the impressionist art that we now know without Durand-Ruel, who was a very persistent advocate, his quotes are a great compliement to the works. Its a really good, well curated show, tucked away off Trafalgar Square in the National Gallery – called “Inventing Impressionism – The Man Who Sold A Thousand Monets” and lasts until the end of May – well worth a trip.

So I will persist, much like Mr Durand-Ruel and keep pushing the idea that markets rise and fall, attempting to time the market is a loosers game and a long term plan that is reviewed regularly is vital. We, like Mr Durand-Ruel, curate the content of a portfolio and the things that are of true value. If this is something you think someone else may need to hear or experience, then do pass on my details or perhaps point them to this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph where we will apparently feature as one of the UK’s top advisers… hopefully it will be good coverage, but if not, my belief in our approach isn’t about to change. So do look out for the 8-page supplement from VouchedFor in the Sunday Telegraph.

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Dominic Thomas

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I am delighted to announce that Solomons has achieved Top Rated Adviser status and appears in The Times money section today. This is due to an impartial website called VouchedFor where you can leave a review. Due to our consistently high scores (not perfect scores) we have now become part of a very small elite group. I am very thankful to all of you that provided reviews and for taking the time to express your thoughts. Top-Rated

Despite the endorsement, I continue to try to improve what we do, the services we offer and making it easier, clearer, quicker and more valuable for anyone to seek advice from us. As a small firm we live and die on our service and now having celebrated our 15th year in August we are becoming more like the company I hoped to create. Its the little improvements that tend to make a significant difference, but we certainly punch above our weight and can access all of the very best solutions for our clients, using the latest technology available.

If you have a smart phone or tablet, you could try out our APP. If you wish to discuss your planning with me, please pick up the phone or send me an email.

Dominic Thomas

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