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Hedging against a market downturn with gold

Investors with a sense of value are beginning to worry about the durability of the momentum that has taken equity markets to new record highs and government bond yields to

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Use ETFs to diversify your portfolio

Warren Buffet famously said “Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing”.  That may well be true for a well-informed specialist who clearly has

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Chart of the week: US high-yield corporate bonds

In its daily newsletter on Monday Capital Economics pointed out that the bubble in US high-yield corporate bonds appears to have partially deflated since the summer. However, it expects it

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Bonds: real opportunities are there to be found

It’s great to see some volatility back in the fixed-income market. What had been shaping up to be a pretty uneventful year, with falling rates and tightening credit spreads, is

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Angel investors are getting younger

Angel investors are becoming younger and more diverse according to the early findings from a study of angel investors specially commissioned by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and Centre

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Demand for physical gold increases as its dollar price falls

BullionVault, an online service for retail investors to buy and sell physical gold and silver, said its Gold Investor Index rose to a seven-month high in September as prices dropped beneath

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Angel investing website launched by HMRC

JustInvesting and HMRC’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have announced a partnership designed to match high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) business with suitable business angel and

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6 reasons to invest in silver

Silver has fallen massively from its highs and arguably offers investors an attractive route to hedge against future market turbulence. Below are 6 reasons to buy this precious metal: 1)

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Small-cap Seeing Machines roars into automative alliance

Seeing Machines has announced a 15-year partnership with TK Holdings, the Americas subsidiary of Takata Corporation (Takata) – to work on developing driver monitoring technology. The two companies have been

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Dollar’s rally has further to run

According to a report from economic consultancy, Capital Economics, the US dollar rally is set to continue. The Federal Reserve’s trade-weighted major currencies index – which tracks the dollar’s value