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Virgin Money launches new fixed-rate cash ISA

Virgin Money has launched a new one-year fixed-rate cash ISA which will pay 1.76% – the best on the market for those with less than £1,000 to invest. Customers can

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Investor concerns over renewables

Coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, the letter focused on the benefits of renewable energy to the UK. These include increased energy security, reinforcement of the electricity

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Fine wine prices rise despite volatile markets

August saw a return to the steady upward trend in fine wine prices of the last 12 months.  This stability comes against a backdrop of dramatic swings in other markets

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Is now the time for a gold bull run?

Daniel Fisher, director at Physical Gold Ltd, said: “This is now the 5th Chinese interest rate cut since June. Psychologically, each rate cut confirms that the Chinese economy is faltering.

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AIM stocks in an ISA – 2 years on

Since investors have been allowed to buy AIM shares in their ISA, the number of alternative market investments bought through The Share Centre has been 25%. Over the past year

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Decline in investors’ interest in gold

Net investor sentiment for the asset class declined 24 percentage points from last month and 13 percentage points from this time last year to 11%. The significant fall in gold

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Why commodities are declining

Almost all commodity markets have had a very painful experience recently but this is a trend that has been entrenched for some time now. The aggregate Bloomberg Commodities Index is

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Jim Rogers awaits lower gold price

Maverick investor Jim Rogers has revealed that he waiting for gold to go below US$1000 before buying more. In response to Monday’s fall in the price of gold to US$1,088

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5 popular investing scams and how to avoid them

As older investors start to unlock their pensions to take advantage of new pension ‘freedoms’, there are likely to be plenty of crooks eager to part them for their hard-earned

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Structured products: better returns with greater risk?

The number of capital-at-risk, share-only linked products on the market has increased eight-fold in the last five years. In 2010, only 5 retail products linked solely to shares were launched,