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.

Global house prices have gone up for the fourth quarter in a row, according to a new report. Average increases have hit 6.5% - the highest level since the first quarter of 2014, says the Knight Frank Global House Price Index. The statistics show 48 of the 55 countries monitored by...
When billionaire Warren Buffett offers financial advice, most wise investors take the time to stop and listen. That’s why he’s announcement that when he dies, his vast fortune will go into a tracker fund as a passive investment came as such a shock to many. For a man who built his...
Crowdfunding has had a wake-up call from the real world as Facebook buys in to virtual reality company Oculus VR for £1.2 billion. The deal is great for the Oculus VR founders, who raised their start-up cash from crowdfunding platforms. But no one who pledged funds to support the firm in...
Stocks, shares and other financial assets are not the only way to collect and store riches – collectibles are another option. But with a wealth of opportunity out there, which are the best collectible investments? According to one of the world’s leading firms in the field - Paul Fraser Collectibles, based...
Investors are constantly in the firing line for a steady stream of advice about how, when and what to buy and sell. Many are seeking a rapid route to wealth, but most are in for the long-term and a quick fix is not necessarily a wise move for them. To help...
Many over 55s are on a rollercoaster taking them into retirement only to find they do not have enough cash to retire and need to bolster their finances by tapping into the value of their homes. Equity release is becoming an increasingly popular option for many. As house prices start to...
The Bank of England has pegged the official interest rate at 0.5% for five years – which is great for borrowers but awful for savers. Along with a combination of government subsidies encouraging banks and building societies to lend without taking in deposits from savers, tax on interest earned and...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme concept gives entrepreneurs a direct way of raising money for start-ups other than the banks. Devised by former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in 2012, the measure was a response to the closed doors banks were showing business borrowers in the wake of the...
Robo-advice is finally moving towards reality as regulators around the world start to assess how to make cheap and effective financial advice available to the mass market who cannot afford the fees charged by wealth managers. Receiving robo-advice about your money or investments may be new, but the impact of...
The maker of the world’s largest aircraft is looking to get off the ground with a crowdfunding campaign. Hybrid Air Vehicles is working to make the Airlander 10 really take off. The aircraft looks like a giant flying ball and is part plane, balloon and hovercraft. The firm has secured a £3.4...
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...
The first successful British crowdfund exit has finally got into gear with the sale of an electric car sharing club to hire giants Europcar. E-Car Club investors drove a tough deal with the buyer, and claim they have made a multiple return on their investment of £100,000. However, neither side will...
Investing offers no yellow brick road to riches – and new research by an investment firm reveals while diversifying is vital. The anecdotal belief is equities offer the best return over the long term, so Schroders and Barclays looked at the figures going back 116 years to test the theory. Equities...
On Monday Tata Motors’ stock fell by over 6% as Thai police confirmed they were treating the death of Managing Director Karl Slym as a possible suicide. “The preliminary investigation indicates that this may be suicide,” stated Somyot Boonnakaew, the Police Lieutenant who is leading the case. “We don’t think it’s...
Recent events including the BP oil spill, Bangladeshi factory collapse, and other ongoing environmental concerns have all illustrated the effect that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have on a company’s share price performance – and consequently investment portfolios. Now, more than ever, it is making economic sense to therefore...