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Is Bitcoin a real investment?

For several years now, people have been trying to make sense of Bitcoin and determine how it ought to be used. Some believe it’s an up-and-coming payment alternative that will

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Octopus launches fundraise for AIM VCTs

The offer comes at the end of a year that celebrates AIM’s twentieth anniversary and Octopus says its latest offer gives investors the potential to access the growth of UK

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Cult Wines expands into Asia

Cult Wines, which was ranked 40th in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 2015, saw annual profits increase by 105% in 2015. The firm specialises in the procurement, management

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Leicester celebrates with ERNIE millionaires

In an unprecedented occurrence, ERNIE has drawn jackpot-winning Bond numbers from two people living in Leicester. There have never been two Premium Bonds’ jackpot winners from the same city or

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Second hand annuity market created

With effect from 2017 consumers who had previously used their pension funds to purchase an income for life through an annuity will be afforded the opportunity to sell their income

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National Grid is Share of the Week

Power and gas distribution group National Grid is our recommended share of the week this week and it also features on the list of companies that we believe should prosper

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An early Christmas gift from Abundance

Those who invest through Abundance receive, twice a year throughout the term of the investment, a cash payment made up of a return of a portion of their original capital

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Which wine is best for investors?

As investment managers, The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF) needs to look at the potential returns associated with each wine they invest in, but also at the risk associated with these

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Entry barriers stifling alternative investments

Recently, the Alternative Investment Managers Association cited the requirement for an ever increasing amount of entry capital and high back office costs as the greatest barriers to growth. The sector

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Stanley Gibbons launches rare books index

The index will help guide investors and collectors looking to build a rare book portfolio as part of a long-term investment strategy. The index of first editions includes Ian Fleming’s