Sunday, November 17, 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.

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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.

Everyone’s watched a movie or TV show with a pay-off to crooks of a $1 million in $100 bills comfortably fitting in one of those aluminium briefcases. Fiction highlights a real problem for law enforcement worldwide – a lot of money can fit into a small space with high denomination...
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...
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...
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...
Crowdfunding could take over as the best way to fund buy to let as new tax rules are set to bite on landlord profits. Property experts expect hundreds of thousands of landlords to pay more to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from April 2017 as the government phases in a...
Homes in the USA are still playing catch-up with peak prices set more than 10 years ago despite seeing values rise for 52 months in a row. The US housing crisis wiped millions of dollars off the value of private homes, and prices are not expected to equal the average...
The Eurozone economy may have struggled for months but is finally starting to gain some traction with some fund managers. One of the latest to talk up the continent despite the uncertainty of Britain leaving the European Union is Luca Paolini, chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management. Pictet is a leading...
Unscrambling the real value of investments is becoming more difficult as central bank monetary policies distort the markets. The values of some currencies and gilts are falling while stock markets are bullish but many analysts argue the values are false and are the result of policymakers trying to restart their...
A new capital gains tax break for investors staking cash in unlisted companies is creeping in under the radar. Investor Relief is a parting gift from former Chancellor George Osborne. The relief, which extends entrepreneur relief for business owners, is part of the Finance Bill 2016 and as such, could be...
Financial watchdogs are warning consumers about the risks of buying into binary options and other speculative investments. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) wants to make investors more aware of the losses that can pile up when money is staked in binary options and contracts for differences (CFDs). The announcement...
Billions of pounds are invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) – but what are they and what are the risks? What is an ETF? An ETF is traded on a stock exchange and typically follows the rise and falls of a benchmark index, such as the FTSE100 or the rises and...
British expats moving to Europe are likely to fork out the world’s highest property taxes if they decide to buy a home to live in or rent out as an investment. A surprise survey from accounting and consultancy network UHY has ranked how much buyers must pay in tax for...
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...
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...
Investors worried about how Brexit may affect their wealth are looking at other options after years of record low interest rates have impacted on cash in the bank. Expats can find other opportunities, providing they look hard enough and take good precautions to avoid the sharks. That’s because one of the...