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, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

Today, US stocks were finally able to stage a rally that lasted from opening bell to the close. That has not been the case for a very long time.

Remember, a one day move does not make a trend. We need to see if the bulls can even hold this rally for more than a day. Our feeling is they likely will be able to.

, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

One of the fastest and most furious declines in stock market history has taken place . While similar declines have occured, they did not come as rapidlynor straight off a new all-time high. we cannot know if we have hit bottom yet – bottoms are only visible with a bit more hindsight. So speculating on the timing of a rebound, rally and recovery needs some leadership response.

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, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

Volaitlity is spiking to levels not seen since 2008. Should long-term minded investors run for shelter?
With no light at the end of the tunnel these bleak times seem desperate. But what happens usually after VIX spikes like the one we are currently experiencing? We look at the months and years after intense volaitility to find solace in the future of the economy.

, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

Volatility in the US has exploded, throwing the markets into disarray. The intermediate-term trend is bearish, with extreme oversold conditions likely to produce sharp, but short-lived, rallies. We will look at some important indicators to see how oversold the markets are and what usually happens at times when markets sell off quickly.

, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

Large daily moves in both directions of 2-5% and huge intraday swings have taken a toll on markets and psyches. But the February 28 low has held through this week’s wild swings.

According to sector seasonality, there are two sectors that begin their seasonally favorable periods in March: High-Tech and Utilities.

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, UK Pensions: Tax Advantages of Flexible Drawdown for Non-Residents

If you approaching pension age and are resident in a low tax jurisdiction (Russia, for example), you could take advantage of the UK’s flexible drawdown regime from age 55. If you are non-resident for tax purposes, although you might in future return to the UK to live, or indeed to another country, you may be able to receive the full value of your fund liability to UK tax and so without deduction of tax at source. By investing the proceeds properly, you could obtain tax free growth whilst you are outside the UK and then benefit from withdrawals of 5% per annum tax free when you are back in the UK.