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David Norton

Learn more about David Norton, Head of the Investment Services Team at AES International, and how his expertise helps clients grow their assets.

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Common mistakes investors make [infographic]

By: David Norton
April 19th, 2016

Are you making these common investment mistakes?

Common mistakes investors makeRecently, Andrew Hallam, author of The Millionaire Teacher and The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing, visited our Dubai office to talk about the irrational behaviour of the average investor. 

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The Prediction Game

By: David Norton
February 15th, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes]

Who'd be a forecaster?  Politics…markets…sport… pundits frequently remind us that opinions which are freely given are usually worth exactly what they cost: zippo.

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Apple turning gold?

By: David Norton
April 1st, 2015

Will the tech giant Apple move the price of gold?

Apple is one the world’s leading companies at generating hype; but could the world’s greatest sales machine be about to move the price of gold?

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Investment | Pensions

Need a growing investment income? This fund might do the job

By: David Norton
February 19th, 2015

The search for investment income for retired investors 

With banks offering consistently low or zero interest rates on savings accounts and even a modest rise in the cost of living, many investors approaching (or in) retirement may have real concerns that their pension income alone will simply not be enough to sustain the rest of their years, especially if interest rates stay low for much longer.

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Gold up nearly 13% since November 2014

By: David Norton
January 27th, 2015

Is it time to buy gold for your investment portfolio?

Over the last few months of turbulence and economic shocks in the market, gold has once again been showing why it has unique properties as a safe haven.

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2015 Investment Outlook

By: David Norton
January 6th, 2015

What is the 2015 investment outlook? 

Phrases such as ‘lack of options; difficult growth; hard to find value’ are the consensus; few can see anything apart from stocks that may offer growth. So, 'stick with equities' is the only real opportunity being talked about.

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2014 investment review: The ups and downs

By: David Norton
December 24th, 2014

investment ups and downs

AES International presents 2014 Investment Review

2014 has been a tricky year for investors.

Financial recovery continues to be Central Bank-led, whilst economic fundamentals lag behind, but slowly begin to improve.

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Santa Rally: Investors’ Last Christmas Wish

By: David Norton
December 16th, 2014

Investors remain hopeful for this year's Santa Rally

It is not what you think. This is not a rally of a thousand people on strike, dressed as Santa Claus, demanding for fair wages or Christmas presents wrapped in fancy paper. This is a phenomenon that happens every year when investors expect the stock market to make its last hurrah.

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