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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.

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Homes in the USA are still playing catch-up with peak prices set more than 10 years ago despite seeing values rise for 52 months in a row. The US housing crisis wiped millions of dollars off the value of private homes, and prices are not expected to equal the average...
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...
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become a favoured route for modern investors to find diversification and flexibility in funds, as advantages such as low expense ratios, and no minimum deposit limits can be utilised. There is also a benefit from a taxation perspective, as capital gains tax is exempt from...
For those who are unfamiliar with the website, Pinterest is a social platform that is based on photo sharing. The concept of the site stems from a scrapbook, where the users create a number of different pin-boards and select various pictures from around the site (or the web) and post...
UK commercial property is one of the best performing investments - recording a massive 20% growth in the past 12 months. Commercial property showed the best return on nine different assets over the year ending October 2014, according to Lloyds Bank Private Banking money managers. On average, the other eight asset...
The bubble seems to have finally burst for buy to let as banks and building societies blame tax changes for a huge slump in landlord lending. Trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders says lending was down a fifth to £21.4 billion in March compared to a year earlier ahead...
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...
US property investors are turning their backs against buying at home and are increasingly looking for higher returns overseas. One research firm is saying that US investors are particularly interested in investing in shopping malls, offices and apartments – so much so they spent £1.7 billion on overseas real estate...
British expats moving to Europe are likely to fork out the world’s highest property taxes if they decide to buy a home to live in or rent out as an investment. A surprise survey from accounting and consultancy network UHY has ranked how much buyers must pay in tax for...
Generous tax breaks under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are going begging because many entrepreneurs are unaware their business qualify for the cash boost. SEIS is a government-backed scheme that lets investors take an equity stake in start-up businesses and offers tax benefits in return. More than a thousand new...
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...
Oil producing giants Kuwait and Abu Dhabi plan to increase output after discovering huge new fields despite the volatile price of crude. Abu Dhabi is planning a $25 billion project to build offshore rigs and pipelines to access new fields in the Gulf over the next five years. Both Gulf States...
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...
A crowdfunding campaign to help the financially stricken Greek government pay a £1.13 billion bail out has so far raised more than £715,000 from nearly 60,000 investors. The plea for cash was launched on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo by Tom Feeney, 29, who lives in London. He argues that Greece stands a...
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...