Sunday, December 15, 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.

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...
Retirement savers relying on a property pension can expect to see the value of their homes shoot up by around 56% over the next decade. Property guru Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of online estate agent eMoov, has predicted the massive uplift in prices after crunching house price data...
If you’re aged 65 years old are more and have just retired and paid off your mortgage, you probably consider you have managed your money pretty well. And you have. But you could have made a bigger profit. Official statistics suggest you have probably lived in your home since 1995 - and...
Emerging market funds are clawing their way back among the top performing investments after years in the doldrums. Emerging markets have delivered the second best returns this year in comparison to other sectors monitored by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). So far in 2016, emerging markets have outstripped average fund...
Sir Richard Branson has warned investors not to take his word about staking their money on binary options because too many fraudsters try to rip them off by hiding behind his name and reputation. Branson says angry investors who have lost their cash often get in touch, only to find...
Fund supermarkets are web sites that open the door to do-it-yourself investing by letting you buy, sell and manage your investments from a smart phone, tablet or computer. Using a fund supermarket can give you control of your investments, but you need to think carefully before diving in. Here are some...
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...
Peer-to-Peer lenders will pick up new tax breaks from April 2016 if they do their deals through new Innovative Finance ISAs. The intention to offer tax breaks for peer-to-peer lending was first raised by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget 2014, but has taken a long time to come to...
Fund managers are warning investors to carry out thorough due diligence checks before placing any money with investment trusts. A change in the way regulators police advisers and the way they give advice and a wider choice of investments from online platforms means investors should go through a mental checklist...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a well-kept secret among investors in the know, but finding out which companies are looking for cash is a harder task for many. Plenty of information is online about SEIS tax breaks, but only a few places list start-ups seeking investment. SEIS has two...
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...
After a spectacular crash in property prices, the Dubai homes market is rebounding with rents and prices set to increase over the next three years, says a leading property developer. Delegates were told by Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of real estate developer Damac Group, that a number of conditions were...
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...
It’s the time of year when many wealthy retirement savers have put as much cash as they can into their pension and need somewhere else to invest. With annual pension contribution levels pegged at between £10,000 and £40,000 depending on the saver’s level of earnings, other options offering tax relief...
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...