Bob Gibbs, Oak Wealth Planning

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The US Midterms 2018: Who Was The Winner?

It could be you ...

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POSTED BY BOB GIBBS ON 15/11/2018 @ 8:00AM

I'm not talking about the Democrats or the Republicans, but which clients, pension funds, and investment managers won in the US Midterms 2018. Does it affect your financial future?

The US Midterms 2018 will have an effect on markets around the world!

The US Midterms 2018 will have an effect on markets around the world!

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Yes, the Democrats did win Congress and Trump's Republicans did increase the majority in the Senate, but this has a measurable effect elsewhere. So, what does this mean to investors?

Well, the stock market in the USA (primarily the Dow Jones and S&P 500) surged forward 2-3% last week yet the UK stock market (primarily the FTSE100 and FTSE250) was pretty flat.

Ok, it was American politics in the headlines, but this normally affects the UK and the rest of the world too. Clearly many other factors are at play here. So, what does this mean for investors? I believe it shows that investing is as complex and diverse as ever and best left to experts.

Investors can indeed ask themselves some questions to protect themselves:

  • Am I exposed to US and UK equities?

  • If so by how much?

  • Is this balance correct?

  • What risk level does this mean I am at?

  • Should I be this risk level?

No one will argue that getting the right strategy for your investing future is very important and your overall risk plays a huge part in this planning. So, what does your plan look like?

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about how the US Midterms 2018 may have affected your financial future then do give me a call on 07742 019661 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...



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More about Bob Gibbs ...


I am a whole of market Independent Financial Planner. What I do for people is to organise money so that people either make money or save money with the end result becoming more wealthy.

I achieve this through mortgages, insurances, savings, investments and especially Pensions, a subject I am especially passionate about. I am shocked by how little people know about such an important subject that has such a huge impact on their lives.

My mission is to understand where people are at on their retirement plan, then get them on the correct road to working less and enjoying more of life when they want! I use cashflow planning software to make this more visual and real.


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