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.

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One of the most popular buy to let lenders for expats is warning overseas investors in UK property to brush up on their tax affairs. Skipton International, an offshore branch of a British building society, has launched a guide for expats explaining the latest tax changes. The offshore lender has more...
Bitcoin investors are facing uncertain times ahead as a split in the cryptocurrency is about to generate a new generation of the virtual currency. For Bitcoin investors, the situation is similar to shareholders in a company finding out the board is about to introduce a new class of shares. In most...
Increasing numbers of investors are attracted to crowdfunding to generate a higher return from their cash than banks and ISAs are offering. Crowdfunding is also popular with small businesses and entrepreneurs because the money they raise is an equity stake rather than debt that must be covered from their start-up...
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become a favoured route for modern investors to find diversification and flexibility in funds, as advantages such as low expense ratios, and no minimum deposit limits can be utilised. There is also a benefit from a taxation perspective, as capital gains tax is exempt from...
Global house prices have gone up for the fourth quarter in a row, according to a new report. Average increases have hit 6.5% - the highest level since the first quarter of 2014, says the Knight Frank Global House Price Index. The statistics show 48 of the 55 countries monitored by...
Expats banking on buy to let to grow their wealth are likely to see the private renting market expand to one in four homes within four years, according to a new survey. Around 5 million homes are already let to private tenants – which is a fifth of all households...
Investors and their financial advisers are seeking more help from the government to reassure them about companies looking for funding from tax incentivised schemes. A recent consultation has revealed huge numbers of investors and investment professionals rely on the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) advance assurance service for Seed Enterprise...
Sentiment rather than good financial reasoning seems to be driving the value of Bitcoin ever upwards. From an investment point of view, the Bitcoin bandwagon has no sensible roots. Jumping on board makes investors feel good as they can see the value going up and up. Bitcoin prices have already improved by...
Sir Richard Branson has warned investors not to take his word about staking their money on binary options because too many fraudsters try to rip them off by hiding behind his name and reputation. Branson says angry investors who have lost their cash often get in touch, only to find...
Long term rentals on the holiday isles of the Balearics generate more income for property investors than holiday lets, according to a new study. The discovery was revealed after a long-term argument raging on the Spanish Balearic Islands. Politicians on the islands claimed landlords offering holiday lets were swallowing up affordable...
Wealthy celebrities and sports stars have lost another appeal against a ruling that failed film partnerships were above board business investments. The Court of Appeal agreed with two rulings by lower courts that the Samarkand and Proteus film partnerships could not claim tax relief against the financing of failed films. The...
Equity funding from government-backed tax schemes has dropped by a fifth due to tinkering with the rules by the European Union. The EU demanded former Chancellor George Osborne should change the rules for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to match state-aid regulations across...
The world’s first green stock exchange for ethical investors has opened for business in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) only allows financial providers passing stringent eligibility tests to offer investments on the market. Luxembourg’s general stock exchange already has a reputation for trading in green investments. From the start of LGX,...
Property gurus are always ready with some words of wisdom about how to make millions from buy to let – for a price. These shysters are likely to dress up standard property investment information as a ‘buy to let secret’ or a road to riches with ‘no money down’. Their marketing...
It’s the time of year when many wealthy retirement savers have put as much cash as they can into their pension and need somewhere else to invest. With annual pension contribution levels pegged at between £10,000 and £40,000 depending on the saver’s level of earnings, other options offering tax relief...