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.

Property and investment fraudster Matthew Ames has been found guilty of a Ponzi-style scam that tricked investors out of around £1.6 million. Ames, son of overseas property company Harlequin chairman David Ames, swindled investors by diverting cash from sham carbon credit and teak plantation investments. The jury at Isleworth Crown Court,...
A ‘fat finger’ keyboard error has undermined the FTSE100 and lost around £400,000 in less than 30 seconds. The unnamed but extremely embarrassed trader hit the wrong key and triggered a 10% rise in the shares of HSBC Bank. The error added around £120 billion to the bank’s value and tripped...
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...
Financial watchdogs are concerned that online trading platforms are not offering DIY investors the best recommendations with their best buy lists. Best buys are list of funds selected by platforms as the best deals available in a market sector or asset class. The picks are based on metrics such as portfolio...
Over the past 30 years, the average returns of equities on international stock markets have averaged 7.2%, according to the MSCI Worldwide Index. Although investors are hoping for double-digit returns, they are also concerned about the risk of falling markets. In the UK, with Brexit approaching, almost half of investors (48%)...
Investment in Spanish commercial property had been growing continuously since 2013 and in 2015 reached a historic peak. According to CBRE, total investment volume ran at €13 billion, which is 25% higher as compared with 2014 and about 28% higher as compared with the pre-crisis 2007. The investment growth is due...
Investing in buy to let has given landlords an astonishing 1,400% return over the past 18 years, according to financial experts. Buy to let has outperformed all other asset classes over that time – and is set to carry on doing so over the next decade, says research by buy...
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...
If you are an expat or thinking of becoming one, one of the most important tasks is tidying up your finances. Cross-border bank accounts, savings, investment and tax can be complicated and time-consuming to sort out – and even worse to unravel if you are in a financial mess. One crucial...
New pension freedoms designed to give retirement savers control of their cash may not be as liberating as planned. The government’s dream was to let people aged between 55 and 65 years old access their pension savings as they wished. The intention was to ease their finances, so they could work...
Gold prices may have slumped in the past year, but demand for the precious metal is still running high. The spot price for an ounce of gold is £1,075 – down £247 an ounce in the past year from a peak of £1,322 an ounce. But the latest supply figures from...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) has been popular with investors since launching by Chancellor George Osborne in April 2012. Almost 2,000 SEIS scheme have been pre-approved as suitable vehicles for SEIS investments by HM Revenue and Customs since then. One of the big attractions for investors is the tax breaks...
Wealthy investors looking to extend their tax breaks are dumping cash into small companies setting up as venture capital trusts (VCTs). Entrepreneurs are finding investors eager to fund their projects with £130 million already sunk into their businesses. The VCT industry has a target of raising £400 million by the end...
Reinvesting dividends earned from investments can supercharge savings over the long term, according to fund managers. The strategy is an easy way to grow wealth and is simple to set up and manage, says Fidelity International investment director Tom Stevenson. The first step is picking the right funds. Go for accumulation rather...
Comic Relief, a UK-based charity which has raised almost GBP 1 billion for international causes, has stated it uses its funds to "deliver the greatest benefits to the most vulnerable people." Yet the BBC’s Panorama has found out that millions of pounds worth of donations have been invested in funds...