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.

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...
Vodafone is to spend GBP 7 billion increasing the speed and coverage of its networks across Europe in order to reverse its record fall in revenues. In a move that is both earlier and more lucrative than expected, the British mobile operator said it would spend GBP 3 billion pounds...
Buy to let mortgage rules have tightened up for new landlords as well as seasoned investors. If you are an expat looking to buy or refinance in the UK, then you need to know how the new rules will impact your business. Deposits – the more an investor ploughs into their...
In the second half of the 1990s, the Swedish Government began to create a nation of digital experts – pushing legislation to treat broadband as a vital public utility and creating schemes which allowed all citizens to purchase computers. Unfortunately, this societal development coincided with the launch of Napster –...
Expats will hear about the pros and cons of onshore and offshore investment from their financial advisers, but what do the terms mean? To most expats, banking and investing offshore means handing wads of cash to some shady character who promises extraordinary yields and low tax. That description could not be...
The world has been in high tensions over the Syrian conflict this past week as discussions of another US intervention into the Middle East began. This tension did not just stop at households across the globe but also hit the stock market. On Tuesday, a visible rippling effect of sinking stocks...
The British financial watchdog issues warnings about bogus firms and scam traders almost every day, but many investors are still unaware of just how many fraudsters are after their money. The Financial Conduct Authority list of unauthorised financial and investment advisers is huge – covering just over 3,150 firms. Each is...
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...
The Spanish property market is still in freefall as thousands of euros have been wiped off the value of homes. Struggling expats and property investors are trapped with homes they cannot sell as the Spanish economy continues to crumble under the weight of a relentless recession, rampant unemployment and a...
Gold has been an important adornment and investment and as a display of wealth and power across the centuries. The precious metal has an inexplicable allure for the rich, who want to be richer and display their wealth, and for the poor, who just want to be wealthier. In an effort...
Harlequin Property Group has won a legal battle to stay in business after a court threw out a bid by a group of investors to freeze the firm’s assets. Six investors were behind a challenge in London’s High Court to have £500,000 they had invested in Harlequin’s Buccament Bay Resort,...
After a spectacular crash in property prices, the Dubai homes market is rebounding with rents and prices set to increase over the next three years, says a leading property developer. Delegates were told by Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of real estate developer Damac Group, that a number of conditions were...
Gold has not proved to be the glittering investment most people would expect so far this year. Although the price was up 4% in the first four months of the year, the gains were wiped out by June, says trade body the World Gold Council. The group blames three factors for...
Savvy investors have ploughed cash worth billions into tax efficient savings, the latest official data shows. HM Revenue & Customs oversees three investment schemes offering generous tax breaks, raising almost £3 billion in the 2017-18 tax year. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) attracted the most cash - £1.9 billion going to...
Gold prices are sliding as investors look to move their money to take advantage of a hike in US interest rates later this year. Gold for December delivery has lost more than 3% of value – the biggest drop since December 2013. At US$1,265 an ounce, the price has rebounded a...