as of 14/04/2020 at 9:03 am
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|Minimum amounts:||£100 minimum monthly amount
£500 minimum initial amount
"I have been paying into Vanguard Lifestrategy for a few months now, despite losses during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak I am now making gains again now. I regret not putting more money into the market at the very bottom in March, but I thought things were going to get a lot worse and I'm quite a cautious investor, but instead the recovery took me by surprise. I still would like to put more money in but but not all in one go, but feel time is against me. I'm 50 now and hope to retire at 60. This gives me just 9.5 years to pay in and grow, do you think this is a long enough period to invest in or am I now stuck with low interest bank accounts? I also read your weekly blog today that was sent to me, it mentions that if we experience higher inflation this could hit shares and particularly bonds. Now this is somewhat concerning, but it may be years away and I can't afford to sit on the sidelines waiting for the dips to arrive. I have my money split between Vanguard LS 60 & 80 with slightly more in 60. So basically my question to you is - with only a ten year timeframe, am I coming to the end of my investing life and should now stick with cash if shares and bonds are likely to take a hit in a few years? But where else is there to go for a health return?"
25/06/2020Read our reply
"With China (well on the face of it) emerging from the COVID-19 nightmare, and its economy already up and running as the US, UK, and other countries are still battling, is now a good time to invest into China? What funds with equities that have a China focus are out there on the market? As a novice investor, I was looking at Vanguard's LifeStrategy 60% fund but know this is heavily geared towards the UK market. Any suggestions/thoughts would be most welcome!"
09/04/2020Read our reply
"Hello! I'm looking to start investing and after lots of research I'm torn between Evestor and Vanguard Lifestrategy as they both have low fees and passive investing. I understand Vanguard is more established with a traditional platform, while Evestor is newer to the market with a simple easy to use platform. The entry requirements are much higher for Vanguard (£500 upfront and £100/month) while Evestor starts at £1. Is there any benefit of stretching my investment to use the Vanguard fund? Also do you know with Vanguard if I miss a monthly payment, will I be charged? I know this is possible with Evestor to stop a direct debit, however I'm not sure what the consequences (if any) would be of missing a payment with Vanguard. Many thanks, Charlie"
30/07/2019Read our reply