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.

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The first successful British crowdfund exit has finally got into gear with the sale of an electric car sharing club to hire giants Europcar. E-Car Club investors drove a tough deal with the buyer, and claim they have made a multiple return on their investment of £100,000. However, neither side will...
The bubble seems to have finally burst for buy to let as banks and building societies blame tax changes for a huge slump in landlord lending. Trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders says lending was down a fifth to £21.4 billion in March compared to a year earlier ahead...
DIY investing through an online platform is a cost-cutting option that does not come without potential pitfalls. Many businesses benefit from saving money by cutting out a middleman, and as DIY investor you are doing away with an investment adviser. While you may save some money on fees, investing without the...
Traditional end of tax year investments for the wealthy are drying up after government rule changes. Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) look forward to a flood of investment as the tax year winds down. But this year, the number of investment...
Brexit is not the end of the world for business and investors, but an opportunity to move forward to bigger and better things. Although triggering Article 50 has been a long time coming – more than nine months since the June 2016 referendum in favour of Britain leaving the European...
Billionaire Warren Buffett is urging investors to boycott funds with rip-off fees in his latest annual letter to shareholders in his company. Buffett claims investors have wasted more than £100 billion paying fees to Wall Street fund managers whose investments have not performed any better than low-cost tracker funds. “When trillions...
Expats will hear about the pros and cons of onshore and offshore investment from their financial advisers, but what do the terms mean? To most expats, banking and investing offshore means handing wads of cash to some shady character who promises extraordinary yields and low tax. That description could not be...
Financial watchdogs are concerned that online trading platforms are not offering DIY investors the best recommendations with their best buy lists. Best buys are list of funds selected by platforms as the best deals available in a market sector or asset class. The picks are based on metrics such as portfolio...
Financial watchdogs want to update the rules about crowdfunding to better explain the risks to investors. The move follows a review of the loan and equity based crowdfunding market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which supervises fair play for consumers dealing with financial firms, has flagged several concerns that they say...
Crowdfunding returns of early-stage businesses are outstripping those offered on the London stock exchange, according to new research. While companies listed on the stock exchange yield 5% compound annual growth, crowdfunded firms are streaking ahead with a comparable return of 33%, says platform SyndicateRoom. A state-of-the-market report also hints that investors...
Everyone’s watched a movie or TV show with a pay-off to crooks of a $1 million in $100 bills comfortably fitting in one of those aluminium briefcases. Fiction highlights a real problem for law enforcement worldwide – a lot of money can fit into a small space with high denomination...
A loud and aggressive Donald Trump may have ridden a wave of popular support from voters feeling disenfranchised and badly served by politicians to win the US Presidential Election, but investors should expect a calmer approach from now on. Trump has nothing to gain from his unique bombastic approach to...
Gold prices are sliding as investors look to move their money to take advantage of a hike in US interest rates later this year. Gold for December delivery has lost more than 3% of value – the biggest drop since December 2013. At US$1,265 an ounce, the price has rebounded a...
Business angel investors have delivered millions of pounds of investment to fledgling businesses through venture capital trusts. Entrepreneurs have picked up £225 million from a funding lifeline of investors willing to stake their cash against an equity share in a company where banks have often feared to lend. Figures released by...
Crowdfunding could take over as the best way to fund buy to let as new tax rules are set to bite on landlord profits. Property experts expect hundreds of thousands of landlords to pay more to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from April 2017 as the government phases in a...