15th October 2019

The race is on for Richie

This time last year Carbon’s European Tour ambassador Richie Ramsay was battling to retain his Tour card. Twelve months on, he’s got his sights set on securing a coveted passport to the end of season showpiece in the Middle East. … Continued

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Much of the mainstream media commentary around investing carries with it the assumption that everyone’s goal should be to try to ‘beat’ the market. But what does that mean? And does it make any sense at all? Even the idea … Continued

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A perennial temptation for investors is the urge to quit the market at the top and to get back in at the bottom. While the lure of market timing sells millions of books and is standard fodder for financial TV … Continued

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Coming to the end of my internship with Carbon, I reflect on three weeks at its Edinburgh office, where my initial nerves were soon replaced with great enthusiasm for the engaging task I was set. A large proportion of my … Continued

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27th August 2019

Why investing is like rugby

As most of your will know, Carbon is very engaged with the game of rugby through our support of the Bill McLaren Foundation and our sponsorship of London Scottish. Rugby is, in fact, a good analogy for investing, as our … Continued

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26th August 2019

Simply unpredictable

What will happen in the global financial markets tomorrow, next week or over the coming month? It’s tempting to speculate, isn’t it? Indeed, speculation about the short-term direction of shares, bonds, currencies and commodities represents a good chunk of the … Continued

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8th August 2019

The risk equation

Ask an economist to define risk when it comes to investment, and they will most likely reply ‘it depends’.  Of course, there are complex mathematical models that attempt to quantify risk, but these on their own are never likely to … Continued

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The final Carbon Social Cycle Club ride of the year, on the morning of Friday 6th September, heads north to beautiful Royal Deeside. We’ll meet at Aboyne at 8.45am and head west along the South Deeside Road to Crathie before crossing the North Deeside Road and … Continued

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In Monday 22nd July’s edition of The Press and Journal, Investment Director, Barry O’Neill, highlights the need to explore how accessible your investment funds are. The article is a timely reminder in light of the recent issues experienced by investors in funds … Continued

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If, like us, you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you may have noticed that a new 50 pence coin commemorating his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was recently released by the Royal Mint. The new coin marks the 160th anniversary … Continued

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