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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.

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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...
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...
Shares for India’s companies have hit a new, record high as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – the main opposition party seen both as more business friendly and now more likely to deliver change – won a landslide majority during the state elections. The BJP won 162 out of 183...
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...
The way The Queen manages her household expenses has been slammed by a committee of MPs after they heard she is spending more than the State pays her and is down to her last million in the bank. After scrutinising The Queen’s household accounts for the sovereign grant, the Parliamentary...
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...
Gold prices have jumped up by just over 9% and outperform most other assets, according to research by the World Gold Council. Only US Real Estate Investment Trusts, Indian equities, commodities like grains, nickel and palladium have given a better return in the first half of the year, says the...
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...
Financial watchdogs want to update the rules about crowdfunding to better explain the risks to investors. The move follows a review of the loan and equity based crowdfunding market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which supervises fair play for consumers dealing with financial firms, has flagged several concerns that they say...
UK commercial property is one of the best performing investments - recording a massive 20% growth in the past 12 months. Commercial property showed the best return on nine different assets over the year ending October 2014, according to Lloyds Bank Private Banking money managers. On average, the other eight asset...

Royal Mail Set to Float

Royal Mail will be trading on the stock market as early as Monday and the final share price will be revealed on Friday. The Initial Public Offering of the Royal Mail has been dubbed the largest floatation in almost two decades and it is comparable to the sale of the...
Peer to peer lending is a network of investors ready and willing to lend their cash through an online platform that manages their money. The platform takes on marketing the service, sourcing customers and underwriting loans. The service is still in its infancy and a limited number of platforms are established...

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...
Peer-to-Peer lenders will pick up new tax breaks from April 2016 if they do their deals through new Innovative Finance ISAs. The intention to offer tax breaks for peer-to-peer lending was first raised by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget 2014, but has taken a long time to come to...
International investors have received a stern warning about putting their cash into property from Singapore’s central bank. As house prices start to rise in many countries around the world – like the USA, UK and many Asia Pacific rim nations – the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has become the...