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Beware ‘junk’ bonds offering low returns with high risk

High yield bonds, sometimes more disparagingly known as sub-investment grade, speculative-grade or ‘junk’ bonds, are the debt of companies with lower credit ratings. This may be because they are less

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Investing in wine produces heady returns

One of the most comprehensive studies of the price of wine to date has revealed that wines outperformed government bonds, art and stamps, and remained consistently on a par with

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Jim Rogers on gold

On a recent trip to London Jim Rogers, the legendary maverick investor, took time to talk with Every Investor about investing in gold. Below are excerpts from the interview. Chris Menon:

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Pace of UK pension funds exit from equities slows as sentiment improves

UK pension schemes have reduced their equity exposure at the slowest rate since the financial crisis, increasing their allocations to alternative assets with the average bond allocation remaining constant over

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Investing in commodity ETPs

Who remembers the commodity ‘super-cycle’? Just a few years ago, the term was on the tip of every investment commentator’s tongue. Many believed that prices of the major commodities would

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House prices fell 0.4% in March

Data from the Land Registry’s House Price Index shows that the average house price fell 0.4% during March, which may indicate that house price rises are slowing. There was increase

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Fund manager interview: the UK’s Buffett

  Q.1 How would you characterise the investment style of your fund? A. The fund follows the investment methodology of Business Perspective Investing. This starts from the premise that a

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Chinese demand for gold to grow over the next four years

Chinese demand for gold is set to increase from the current level of 1,132 tonnes a year to 1,350 by 2017, cementing its place as the world’s largest gold market.

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Buyer beware when buying property in Europe

A combination of historically low interest rates, fallen prices and a strong pound has lured British buyers back to the overseas property market. Yet, with deflation stalking Europe and the

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‘Green dividend’ for solar school investors

Project by Abundance Generation offers fixed returns for investors and reduced electricity bills for participating schools