Saturday, October 19, 2019

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.

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...
City watchdogs have introduced a raft of new safeguards to protect peer-to-peer investors from losing money. The Financial Conduct Authority announced the measures only days after the collapse of property bridging platform Lendy, leaving investors holding £165 million of loans. The platform went into administration with a suspected £90 million of...
The tax man’s campaign to claw back £1 billion from money ploughed into loss making film projects highlights some common factors among investors. Around 1,300 high profile investors, including footballers, celebrities and politicians allegedly invested huge amounts in film production partnerships that failed. They then offset the losses against other income...
Investors have a pile of cash and are keen to find the right opportunities to invest, according to a new study. More than 3,600 investors and entrepreneurs worldwide were quizzed about their investment plans for the rest of the year. Double the number (51%) were optimistic about the global economy picking...
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...
Details of high-level talks between oil producing countries have leaked out. Two of the world’s major oil producers – Saudi Arabia and Russia – have both signalled they have no plans to turn off the taps despite plunging oil prices that are impacting on their economies. Many oil producers have had...
Finding the right crowdfunding platform as an investor is no easy task with hundreds of rival brands vying for your money. Investment experts are warning that the crowdfunding market is becoming too crowded and that a round of consolidation is likely just around the corner. The likelihood is the market would...
Expats often quote the lure of warmer weather and a more laid-back lifestyle as reasons for moving overseas, but another bonus is more space for the money when buying a home. According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, an average British home now costs £254,000. For most...
What to do with the money in your pension pot is not one of the things that leaps to mind when changing jobs - but it should. Next to a home, a pension is probably the biggest asset most people will ever own. It is easy to overlook pension benefits in...
The financial consequences of investing in virtual currencies have become clearer following a £3.3 million hack of one of the UK’s leading Bitcoin platforms. Bitstamp lost 19,000 Bitcoins when computer systems were compromised by hackers earlier this month. The exchange investigated the incident and determined someone had hacked their systems and...
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...
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...
US house prices increased by 5.7% in the year to the end of September 2015, according to official figures. The three-month increase between June and September was 1.3% - and saw home values increase for 17 quarters in a row. Housing experts were expecting a slowdown in the market. “Prices did not...
The basic problem of investing is matching your portfolio to your attitude to risk. Of course, “no risk” investments are nearly impossible, but depending on your investment outlook there are ways to mitigate your vulnerability. This requires you to look inward – and ask yourself where you stand on the risk...
Generous tax breaks for start-up businesses are siphoning investment cash away from firms looking for money to keep them growing , according to a new study. Business is booming for start-ups and investors focus on the benefits of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and crowdfunding, says the report from...