Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Investments

A dedicated portal listing what’s hot, and what’s not for investors both large and small.

Fund tips, investment opportunities, and the latest analysis on the world’s largest financial markets are written in a clear and impartial way by our investment writers.

Insightful commentary and analysis then gives you a broader perspective on commodities – so you stay ahead of the markets – whilst being aware of the latest scams and cons.

The Money International experts also take a look at the market’s ‘indirect’ influences, including politics, so you have a complete understanding of how to make the most out of your portfolio.

US property investors are turning their backs against buying at home and are increasingly looking for higher returns overseas. One research firm is saying that US investors are particularly interested in investing in shopping malls, offices and apartments – so much so they spent £1.7 billion on overseas real estate...
Retail corporate bonds will soon come with credit ratings to help investors shop with confidence. Investors looking for an off-the-shelf bond are attracted by high interest rates, but often have little idea of the financial standing of the firm backing the deal. Now, bond issuers are keen to introduce a credit...
Start-up businesses picking up cash through crowdfunding web sites could find the US tax man looking for a share of the take. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) argues that donations without commitment through the sites are income not investment – and should be taxed as earnings. Crowdfunding web sites claim the...
Shale oil will boost the world economy by 2035 but the rush for black gold will have winners and losers, says a new report. Accountants PwC have looked into the prospects for shale oil production because of the huge impact the commodity is having on the US economy and found...
After a spectacular crash in property prices, the Dubai homes market is rebounding with rents and prices set to increase over the next three years, says a leading property developer. Delegates were told by Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of real estate developer Damac Group, that a number of conditions were...
Investors need to rethink how they define their attitude to risk, as one investment expert doubts they can find low-risk options in the current economic climate. Ben Yearsley, head of research at self-service trading firm Charles Stanley Direct, believes that other than cash, all investments now carry a higher degree...
Investors looking for profits face a bewildering array of investment opportunities to build a portfolio but making a decision about where to put that hard-earned cash is not always easy. Research from the London Business School has looked at what makes the perfect portfolio and, looking at past performances, how...
The prices of luxury homes dropped in the first three months of 2013 despite the global economy picking up. On average, the cost of plush homes fell 0.4% worldwide – with European cities in the throes of economic turmoil performing worst with an average 2.3% decrease. European cities performed so badly...
The future of exchange traded products (ETP) in Europe is set to double after a ‘wild ride’, says one shares expert. Mark Wiedman, the global head of iShares, which is part of asset management firm BlackRock's ETP platform, says the sector will grow to more than £580 billion by the...
Property investors are exploiting the dire state of Spain’s property market by demanding hefty discounts on asking prices. According to one Spanish property website, pisos.com, the gap between what a vendor asks and the buying price is widening and has now reached an average of £36,000. People looking at selling property...
iPhone maker Apple is handing back £39 billion to shareholders via a share buyback scheme. The massive hand out shouldn’t hurt the company too much since it has around £94 billion in cash stashed in the bank. The company is also aiming to raise dividends by 15%. There’s been an increasingly vocal...