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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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Tax incentives for investors in start-up companies are financially attractive, but the big question is can entrepreneurs claim the benefits by investing in their own companies? As with many tax topics the answer is complicated. Yes, entrepreneurs can claim tax reliefs through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) in their...
Reinvesting dividends earned from investments can supercharge savings over the long term, according to fund managers. The strategy is an easy way to grow wealth and is simple to set up and manage, says Fidelity International investment director Tom Stevenson. The first step is picking the right funds. Go for accumulation rather...
Crowdcube is claiming the crown as Britain’s largest crowdfunding platform after raising close to £170 million for entrepreneurs. The platform wants to press on to raise more money for small businesses and is pressing the European Union to raise crowdfunding finance cap from 5 million euros to at least 10...
The price of oil has hit $50 a barrel again after steadily bubbling up since the turn of the year. Oil hit a low of $28 a barrel at the start of 2016 but has nudged $50.22 for the first time this year. Now, the markets are keen to see if...
Expats are paying lower rents for homes in Dubai as the cost of letting property keeps falling. Rents are close to 11% less than the average two years ago and nearly 7% lower year on year, according to research by ValuStrat, a specialist research firm. Tenants are paying 6% less year-on-year...
Scammers conned 130 wealthy investors out of £1.5 million pledging 12% a year returns for six years from South American gold mines. Instead of the promised riches, a few received ‘minor returns’ and their money was paid as commissions to sales staff. Following an Insolvency Service investigation into the operation, the...
Before you jump on the crowdfunding gravy train, stop for a moment and think about what the term really means. Equity crowdfunding is when a group of individuals get together and contribute money in return for a share in a business. Hang on a minute – haven’t you heard that concept...
Robo-advice is finally moving towards reality as regulators around the world start to assess how to make cheap and effective financial advice available to the mass market who cannot afford the fees charged by wealth managers. Receiving robo-advice about your money or investments may be new, but the impact of...
Stock markets around the world are floating up as the price of oil increases – but any gains are likely to be short-lived. The price per barrel has slowly climbed to between $50 and $60 in recent days due to bad news from oil producing nations. Three events that cut oil...
The sky’s no limit to buyers of meteorites that have fallen to earth queuing up to bid at a specialist auction. After hurtling billions of miles across space and surviving the burn-up of entering the atmosphere travelling at thousands of miles an hour, these meteorites are scarce and valuable lumps...
Forget the traditional wisdom that covets seeking out new investments in the hunt for growth and rely on plucking high dividend shares instead, urges a behavioural economist. King Fuei Lee, Head of Asia Equities, at Schroders Singapore, reckons fund managers and analysts have got the wrong message for aging investors. He argues...
At last the major oil producing nations have blinked and decided to act in the stand-off over reducing the flow of oil to bolster prices. The price of oil has plunged over the past 18 months from more than $100 a barrel to around $30 a barrel. Oil importers have rubbed...
Expats renting out homes in Britain on short term lets through web sites like AirBnB face lenders hiking up their mortgages and even calling in the loans. A survey of mortgage lenders found that only one – the Market Harborough Building Society – would consider agreeing to short term letting...
Billions of dollars flows into technology startups as social media apps suck up cash but investors are beginning to ask if they are really worth the outlay. The price tags for initial public offerings are impressive but when the share hit the markets, many falter and start to drop away. Facebook...
Thousands of pension investors fear they have lost millions of pounds in a troubled forestry investment promising rich returns in Costa Rica. Almost 3,500 investors have put money into Ethical Forestry Ltd, a financial firm based in Bournemouth, Dorset. Most of the investments were through SIPP or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension...