Saturday, October 19, 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.

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.

The short answer is a harsh truth to face, childcare costs more per year than a mortgage. According to new research presented by The Family and Childcare Trust, the cost for one child in a part-time nursery and a part-time after school club costs £300 above the rate of an...
Recent events including the BP oil spill, Bangladeshi factory collapse, and other ongoing environmental concerns have all illustrated the effect that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors have on a company’s share price performance – and consequently investment portfolios. Now, more than ever, it is making economic sense to therefore...
Robo-advice is finally moving towards reality as regulators around the world start to assess how to make cheap and effective financial advice available to the mass market who cannot afford the fees charged by wealth managers. Receiving robo-advice about your money or investments may be new, but the impact of...
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...
Property prices and rents are still spiralling downwards as few properties are changing hands in Cyprus due to fall out from the Mediterranean island’s banking crisis, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The latest RICS survey of property prices shows a drop across the board – regardless of location...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is an investment of two halves - one for investors and the other for entrepreneurs seeking cash. Both have rules they should stick to for a successful investment and the scheme offers benefits to both sides. 50% income tax relief The big one is that investors...
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...
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,...
DIY investing through an online platform is a cost-cutting option that does not come without potential pitfalls. Many businesses benefit from saving money by cutting out a middleman, and as DIY investor you are doing away with an investment adviser. While you may save some money on fees, investing without the...
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...
Retail corporate bonds will soon come with credit ratings to help investors shop with confidence. Investors looking for an off-the-shelf bond are attracted by high interest rates, but often have little idea of the financial standing of the firm backing the deal. Now, bond issuers are keen to introduce a credit...
After announcing it would invest in infrastructure to meet demand and consequently damage short-term profits, shares at British online retailor ASOS hit rock bottom. Whilst the company’s shares had doubled over the year to a stock market value of GBP 5.3 billion pounds at close of Monday, shares shrunk 22%...
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...
Retirement savers relying on a property pension can expect to see the value of their homes shoot up by around 56% over the next decade. Property guru Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of online estate agent eMoov, has predicted the massive uplift in prices after crunching house price data...
Gumtree entrepreneur Simon Crookall wants to lure investors to his online platform offering cheap robo-advice. For as little as a £2,000 investment to open an account, he is looking to steal business from rival robo-advice services by charging a flat fee of 0.45% a year and no other costs. His platform...