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Alternative Investments , Analysis

The games people play

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly – the game – and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly – the financial economy.

News , Shares , Small Caps

Small cap: ReNeuron directors buy shares

Two directors at small cap ReNeuron bought shares in the company on January 29 worth a total of around £15,000. Olav Hellenbo, chief executive officer, purchased for the first time,

Analysis , Funds , Viewpoint

QE: the positives are adding up for Europe

The ECB’s QE announcement last week is the latest in some new positives for Europe. Markets needed to hear that the ECB was both willing and institutionally able to pursue its

Analysis , News , Shares , Small Caps

Small cap: broker views on EKF Diagnostics

Following a positive trading update yesterday from medical group EFK Diagnostics the four brokers covering it have all produced positive ‘Buy’ notes. In the update, the AIM-listed small cap stock

Alternative Investments , Analysis , Funds , News , Shares

3 multi-asset plays on Quantitative Easing

Talib Sheikh, fund manager of JPM Multi-Asset Income Fund has identified three assets plays to take advantage of Quantitative Easing (QE) by the European Central Bank (ECB). Equities Sheikh explained:


1 in 5 retirees this year to face debts

Almost one in five (19 per cent) of those planning to retire this year will do so with debts outstanding, averaging £21,800, according to new research from Prudential. The insurer’s


Pensions: ‘baby boomers’ unsure how best to generate income

Britain’s baby boomers intend to have more access to their pension, following the reforms coming into effect in April 2015, according to the latest BlackRock Investor Pulse survey. Following the

News , Shares

Capita predicts UK dividend growth of 5.7 per cent in 2015

Underlying dividend payments, excluding special dividends, for UK quoted companies are expected to show growth of 5.7% in 2015, compared with 1.4% in 2014. This is according to the quarterly

Funds , News

China has a hard landing with growth of 3.9 per cent

It appears that the Chinese economy has slowed much more dramatically than shown by official figures according to the latest figures from independent macroeconomic consultancy Fathom Consulting. According to the

Analysis , Funds , Tax Efficient Investing , Uncategorized

ISAs: top 10 investment mistakes to avoid

  1.   Putting too many of your eggs in one basket Every investor has to start somewhere and to begin with this will often involve buying one share or fund.  Ensuring