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How to invest in UK fracking?

“Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process by which horizontal and vertical drilling combined with the injection of highly pressurised fluids can be applied to release oil and natural gas

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Investors warned on mini energy bond risk

Yesterday Australian firm CBD Energy announced the mini bond issue in an attempt to raise £7.5m primarily to fund solar and wind farm construction in the UK. The warning comes

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Peer-to-peer lending gaining popularity

A study by rebuildingsociety, a peer-to-business lending website that connects SME borrowers with individuals looking for better returns than those offered by savings accounts, suggests this equates to 12 million

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Taking the shine off volatility

“With all the weight of a plummeting gold bar, investors in the precious metal have found their portfolios taking a tumble recently. Since the start of the year gold prices

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Don’t be un-done by unregulated investments

Whilst there are many legitimate alternative investments which can deliver high returns, the alerts highlight the need for caution before investing. Here are four questions to ask yourself before you

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Different ways to buy gold

As a projection of personal wealth and prestige it has few equals, however the merits of gold as an investment also divides opinion like very few others. Attitudes towards gold

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Why is the gold price volatile?

People speak of bull and bear markets but this does not explain the fluctuations we have seen. The conditions which normally accompany these peaks and troughs are absent. Any of

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Online fine wine exchange launches

The Fine Wine Exchange offers portfolio management, comprehensive valuation, comparison and analysis tools and aims to make sourcing and selling wine fast, simple and safe. Members can buy wine that

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Where should I invest?

Even government bonds look shaky in respect to some heavily indebted European countries and the bonds of nations with sounder finances offer scant returns, often significantly below the rate of

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Investors sanguine on gold, energy & mining

The latest Halifax Share Dealing Market Tracker suggested a further 23.9% of retail investors who invest in the commodity feel now is time to buy, with just 15.4% predicting it