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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.

Many EU Governments still struggling to come to terms with the financial crisis are on the lookout for new ways to attract foreign investment. Of these, the exchange of passports or residency for cash and investment is on the rise – and particularly attractive to rich entrepreneurs from China and...
Are you MINTed as an investor, or are your shares falling like a BRIC? Keeping up with fund manager shorthand for investment classes is almost as hard a job as picking the right stocks. So if you don’t know your tigers, bears and bulls from CIVETS, here are some handy tips. MINT,...
House price rises are rippling across the leading global markets, according to new research from The Economist. Tracking home values is 23 countries, the data shows prices are up in 18 – six more than the 12 showing increases 12 months ago. The United States leads the way with a 13.6%...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is failing to help businesses raise much-needed cash because strict rules are stopping families from investing in their own companies. SEIS and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) limit family shareholdings in companies to 30% of the total number of issued shares. But business leaders say...
Looking towards Europe could provide investors with better income opportunities than British firms as markets have evolved over the past three years, according to investment experts. Dividends paid by European companies are more than those paid in the UK and the Continent has more companies to select for a balanced...
Start-up and crowdfunding investors should consider five key points before parting with any cash, according to a new guide. SyndicateRoom, a crowdfunding platform, has drawn up a due diligence guide with market commentator Rob Murray Brown, to help investors make informed decisions about staking their cash. The guide boils down to...
Hundreds of expat landlords may have lost money as a leading letting agent has closed down owing them unpaid rent and deposits. Several landlords have started legal action to try to regain money that was collected as rent for tenants and held on deposit for letting homes. Landlord Action says one...
iPhone maker Apple is handing back £39 billion to shareholders via a share buyback scheme. The massive hand out shouldn’t hurt the company too much since it has around £94 billion in cash stashed in the bank. The company is also aiming to raise dividends by 15%. There’s been an increasingly vocal...
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...
America is set to exceed Saudi Arabia in oil production within two years, according to a key energy body; thus transforming the world’s energy market. According to yesterday’s annual report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) – which leads research on energy for large industrialised nations – America is now...
Increasing numbers of investors are attracted to crowdfunding to generate a higher return from their cash than banks and ISAs are offering. Crowdfunding is also popular with small businesses and entrepreneurs because the money they raise is an equity stake rather than debt that must be covered from their start-up...
Thousands of pension investors fear they have lost millions of pounds in a troubled forestry investment promising rich returns in Costa Rica. Almost 3,500 investors have put money into Ethical Forestry Ltd, a financial firm based in Bournemouth, Dorset. Most of the investments were through SIPP or Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension...
Shale oil will boost the world economy by 2035 but the rush for black gold will have winners and losers, says a new report. Accountants PwC have looked into the prospects for shale oil production because of the huge impact the commodity is having on the US economy and found...
A loud and aggressive Donald Trump may have ridden a wave of popular support from voters feeling disenfranchised and badly served by politicians to win the US Presidential Election, but investors should expect a calmer approach from now on. Trump has nothing to gain from his unique bombastic approach to...
A retired couple claim to have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds by entrusting their retirement savings to an unregulated IFA. They handed a £380,000 pension fund to Michael Jarrett of Regency Asset Protection, based in Malaga, Spain. Jarrett marketed his services as independent financial advice, but neither he nor the...