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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.

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.

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...
Investment tax breaks like the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) have boosted the number of companies seeking private investors by 90% in the past 12 months. SEIS is just one investment program promising investors tax relief in exchange for backing for businesses. Others include the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture...
Investment company Bordeaux Fines Wines has crashed with debts of more than £2.5 million and left collectors trying to get their money back high and dry. The company was forced into liquidation by the High Court after action from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills on the grounds of...
Hong Kong is still one of the hottest places to live in the world – and prices are overheating so much that the government is taking yet more measures to cool them. The government has doubled the stamp duty on the city’s most expensive luxury apartments and hiked flat fees...
International investors have received a stern warning about putting their cash into property from Singapore’s central bank. As house prices start to rise in many countries around the world – like the USA, UK and many Asia Pacific rim nations – the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has become the...
Investment managers have crunched some numbers to show how the magic of compound interest can boost retirement savings. The example looks at two investors. One starts saving £1,000 a year from the age of 18 until he is 38 years old. The other saves £1,000 a year from the age of...
Investors who want to take part in the buy to let bonanza but do not want to get involved in managing their own properties can buy a slice of  Britain’s first residential real estate investment trust (REIT). Cost of entry to the buy to let market is preventing many would-be...
The Spanish property market is still in freefall as thousands of euros have been wiped off the value of homes. Struggling expats and property investors are trapped with homes they cannot sell as the Spanish economy continues to crumble under the weight of a relentless recession, rampant unemployment and a...
The super-rich are still making money despite global economic problems while the rest of us struggle to make ends meet – so how do they do it? A recent survey offers some insight of how the wealthy stay wealthy – and how they keep adding more cash to their stockpiles. Looking...
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...
Investing in Chinese internet giant Alibaba may present a challenge for anyone wanting a slice of what is set to become one of the most valuable traded companies. The Chinese government has greenlighted the sale the web shopping platform that has an 80% market share in the world’s most populous...
Financial watchdogs are warning consumers about the risks of buying into binary options and other speculative investments. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) wants to make investors more aware of the losses that can pile up when money is staked in binary options and contracts for differences (CFDs). The announcement...
How much do you think a wardrobe sized flat in one of London’s poshest post codes will cost in 2050? It may sound a stupid question, so here’s some extra information to help make the decision. The current value of a one or two bed flat in a prestigious Central London...