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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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Essentially, 2013 was the year we learnt that the safe options are not always the best options when it comes to investments. Asset classes that spring to mind include bonds – which experienced their first slump in nearly 30 years after the Federal Reserve made plans to cut back on...
Savers are going to be handed the chance to boost their ISA pots by lending money without paying any tax on the interest they earn. Chancellor George Osborne seems not content with overhauling pensions, but now he is taking his tinkering with ISAs further as well. Earlier in the year, the...
House prices in Sweden are surging ahead of the rest of Europe with the only double-digit year on year increase. The Scandinavian state saw average house prices leap by 13.7%, according to the latest pan-European statistics available for the end of the third quarter of 2015. House prices for the European...
Property and investment fraudster Matthew Ames has been found guilty of a Ponzi-style scam that tricked investors out of around £1.6 million. Ames, son of overseas property company Harlequin chairman David Ames, swindled investors by diverting cash from sham carbon credit and teak plantation investments. The jury at Isleworth Crown Court,...
Pension directors sucked millions of pounds from money thousands of investors had staked against an offshore plantation scheme. Around 3,500 investors had ploughed £70 million in cash into Ethical Forestry Ltd, says the government’s business conduct watchdog, The Insolvency Service. The company owned 80% of a Costa Rica company that owned...
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...
Time is counting down for the government’s latest tax grab – slashing the tax-free dividend allowance for shareholders and investors. The government plans to cut the allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 a year from April 2018. The details were released months ago by Chancellor Phillip Hammond and have quietly...
Super-prime properties in Belgravia, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Mayfair have soared 23% from their previous March 2008 peak, according to global real estate firm Knight Frank LLP, at a time when average values in London dropped 5%. In March of this year, global real estate broker Savills sold a property on...
Expats wanting to dip into the Great British Buy to Let Bonanza are finding they are increasingly shunned by mortgage lenders. Few banks and building societies seem to want to risk lending to expats, despite the fact that they generally have large cash deposits. Many lenders have a closed for expats...
Investors worried about how Brexit may affect their wealth are looking at other options after years of record low interest rates have impacted on cash in the bank. Expats can find other opportunities, providing they look hard enough and take good precautions to avoid the sharks. That’s because one of the...
Younger SIPP pension investors looking for value for money should consider opting for shares that offer attractive yields or have a track record of significant growth, urges an investment expert. SIPPs are ideal for investors who want to take control by managing their retirement money, says Graham Spooner, investment research...
Desperate cooling measures aimed at controlling property prices in the Asia Pacific are failing to bring down the cost of homes. Despite governments acting to stabilise prices and stamp out speculative investment, average prices across the region still rose by an average 1.5% year-on-year in the first three months of...
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...
Gold prices may have slumped in the past year, but demand for the precious metal is still running high. The spot price for an ounce of gold is £1,075 – down £247 an ounce in the past year from a peak of £1,322 an ounce. But the latest supply figures from...
Expat investors who have lost millions of pounds in a failed investment fund are being urged to form a pressure group to try and recoup their cash. So far, almost 500 disgruntled investors have signed up to the protest. The call centres on the collapse of LM Investment Management (LM) headed...