What’s a Homemaker Worth? A Lot More Than You May Think!

Value of Services Provided by Homemakers Estimated at Over $96,000/year Most people grossly undervalue homemakers. But if you place a monetary value on all the tasks undertaken in housekeeping, the total value of these services comes up to over $96,000, even by a conservative estimate. If you have been underestimating the value of services provided by...

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China Trade Growth Slows to 2-Year Lows in December

Many are looking upon China to 'drag' the world economy out of the doldrums, however, data released on Thursday shows that China's exports and imports grew at their slowest pace in more than two years in December as foreign and domestic demand slowed. Some argue that this, ultimately, is of benefit...

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Transferring Your Pensions Away from the UK? Is such a thing possible? It is with QROPS

Transferring Your Pensions Away from the UK? Is such a thing possible? It is with QROPS On April 5th 2006 a brand new pension regime was introduced to the UK known as ‘A’ day. This new regime dramatically simplified the complex world of the UK pension which had impact on, not...

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Modern Portfolio Theory In Action

Modern Portfolio Theory makes a preposition that diff assets move in different (some say opposing) directions particularly when markets experience periods of high volatility. However during extreme periods of vol we will often see all assets move down in unison -e.g post 2008 crisis. However, once markets get over the shock...

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The Emerging, Emerging Markets. The ‘Next 11’

Everyone is familiar with the major emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Russia, however, there are a new set of emerging market contenders that are set to be the next 'bevy' of states where significant capital growth will be generated. Within AES, we are strong advocates for making use...

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