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Five factors worrying investors – and how to manage them

Stock markets around the world seem to have put 2016’s nervous first quarter behind them. However, markets tend to climb a wall of worry and the present is no exception

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Bowie, Bond and plastic bricks

With a volatile market and the FTSE 100 sitting in almost exactly the same spot it was 10 years ago, isn’t it time that private investors started looking elsewhere for

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Traders withdraw from markets ahead of Doha

A tangible sense of apprehension has swept across global markets today, with traders unwilling to hold positions into the weekend given the clear risk of [the OPEC/non-OPEC meeting] in Doha

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How to invest in oil – and how not to

Thirteen major oil producing nations are to meet in Doha on Sunday to discuss a freeze in production, hoping to put a floor under years of falling prices. For investors

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How to inflation-proof your portfolio

1) Pick the right asset class Real assets, like gold and property as well as their related shares, generally do well in portfolios during periods of higher inflation. Gold, especially,

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Expand your bullion portfolio with The Queen’s Beasts

The Royal Mint has expanded its bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – ten creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years

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NS&I cuts rates on its products

NS&I is also changing the fixed interest component offered to index-linked savings certificates customers whose investments are maturing. The variable rate changes will apply to premium bonds, Direct ISA, Direct

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Why VCTs have become more popular

Venture Capital Trusts celebrate their 21st birthday this year. The Government introduced VCTs in 1995 to encourage investment into the UK’s smaller companies, who drive a significant portion of the

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Crowd investors prioritise management

Crowd investors are more likely to base their investment decisions on information about the management team and product in an equity crowdfunding campaign rather than on the information about the

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Andy Murray invests in Landbay via Seedrs

Landbay is back for its fifth Seedrs raise since December 2013. The proptech lender focuses on prime residential mortgages and claims to be the UK’s fastest growing peer-to-peer platform. The