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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.

Start-up businesses picking up cash through crowdfunding web sites could find the US tax man looking for a share of the take. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) argues that donations without commitment through the sites are income not investment – and should be taxed as earnings. Crowdfunding web sites claim the...

Apple is Two for Two

The makers of iPhone made a surprise acquisition of a data analysis company, Topsy. Apple, who has usually refrained from purchasing social media companies, made a rare decision to purchase a company that analyses the popularity of brands based on consumers Tweets. Twitter is a social media platform on which people...
Investors looking to dig some profits out of gold should steer away from buying the precious metal and buy shares in gold mining companies instead, argues a leading analyst. Even with market experts predicting gold prices may hit as high as $3,600 an ounce next year, the commodity is stable...
The Serious Fraud Office has wrapped a boiler room scam with a fifth prosecution – but is still working to recover more than £4 million conned from investors. John Curtin, 38, was jailed for three years for the part he played in a bogus investment company selling worthless shares called...
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...
India is stepping up a gear as the economy steps up to a gear to expand faster than that of China. Financial experts say India has already seen markets rise by 10% this year and the growth shows no sign of abating. The government is ready to pump billions of pounds...
Some of the biggest businesses are built on a foundation of dodgy dealings – and the brewer asking drinkers to dip into their pockets for Britain’s largest crowdfunding pitch is no stranger to controversy. Brewdog, the craft beer sensation based in Scotland, is seeking £25 million to expand the business...
Business angel investors have delivered millions of pounds of investment to fledgling businesses through venture capital trusts. Entrepreneurs have picked up £225 million from a funding lifeline of investors willing to stake their cash against an equity share in a company where banks have often feared to lend. Figures released by...
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...
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...
Interested in more than just profits? Ethical investments – also known as sustainable investments or socially responsible investments (SRI) – refers to any investments where the positive environmental, social, and ethical principles have been proven. They have been a catalyst for change in today’s investment market, and the Ethical Investment Research...
Just three months after Twitter’s flotation on the New York Stock Exchange, the microblogging site has reported a net loss for 2013 totalling USD 645 million. Yet the company’s recently published report also acknowledged that Twitter's revenues had increased 110% from last year to reach USD 665 million. In afterhours trading...
Tracker funds do what they say on the label – they follow the movements of a specific index, so the value of an investment rises and falls with the value of the underlying index. Investors who do not want to put a lot of hard work and research into their...
Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one of the longest established tax breaks for investors, but although recently seeing record levels of...
Higher tax bills are encouraging landlords to invest less in buy to let even though tenant demand for rental homes is high at rents are rising. Since former Chancellor George Osborne made buying investment property more expensive by adding a 3% surcharge to stamp duty and slashing tax breaks for...