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Beware fake land investments in Australia

NeglectAssist, a law firm that specialises in protecting people who have lost money following negligent financial advice, is warning private investors to watch out for exotic Australian land investments promising both security

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Marc Faber predicts gold will rise 30 per cent this year

Marc Faber, contrarian investor and author of the Gloom Boom Doom Report, has predicted that investors will lose faith in central banks and that gold will rise 30% this year.

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Spread betters hit by rise in Swiss franc

Yesterday’s surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to unpeg the Swiss franc from the euro sent the Swiss currency shooting up 39%, causing spread-betting firms a lot of pain.

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Chart of the week: oil price plunge, winners and losers

A sustained period of lower oil prices will boost US companies more than their peers in Europe or the Asia-Pacific regions, according to a report from rating agency Moody’s. In

Alternative Investments , Tax Efficient Investing

Surging VCT applications prompts warning that many funds may close early

Surging levels of Venture Capital Trust (VCT) applications could leave some investors unable to access their chosen funds. This is according to investment provider Clubfinance, which has warned that many

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Private investor interest in gold hits a 5-year low

Private investor interest in gold hit a 5-year low at the end of 2014 according to new data from BullionVault, the largest provider of physical gold ownership online. The London-based

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Fund manager interview: Dale Nicholls on Investing in China

Chris Menon: On the macro front are you concerned about slowing growth and falling property prices in China? Dale Nicholls: We are clearly moving to a period of lower growth.

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91% of investment trust fund managers think markets will rise in 2015

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) annual poll of member investment company fund managers, published today, finds sentiment positive for next year – although there are some causes for concern.

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Largest ever drop in house prices, 2015 rise still forecast

Average asking prices in London have dropped by more than £30,000 over the last month, according to new figures from property website Rightmove. Across the country, the figures show the

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AIC launches video about investment trusts

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC)has launched a short, animated film to explain how investment companies can meet income needs. It is intended to brings into focus the advantages investment