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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

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VCTs could be a pension alternative

With the annual pension allowance set to be slashed to as little as £10,000 for some high earners from April, more radical changes are also being mooted. The most radical

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New fund aligns property with pensions

The fund’s strategy will look at investing in all sectors, unfettered by an IPD benchmark, to allow access to the wider UK “investible universe”. The sectors are likely to include

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Investor sentiment at rock bottom

This month’s Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index shows how investor sentiment has taken a significant hit following the turbulent start to 2016. With ongoing market turbulence, the actual market

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Can this recovery last?

We have not seen the same levels of frenetic trading as we saw on Thursday as the overly bearish sentiment has eased. The triggers that saw yesterday’s sell-off were on