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Neil Woodford to launch small cap Investment Trust

Woodford Investment Management is to launch the Woodford Patient Capital Trust, an investment trust aiming to target an issue of £200 million, in mid-April. The Trust will invest in a

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FCA warns on crowdfunding promotions

In a document released this week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that many promotions for investments via crowdfunding websites, including mini-bonds, provide insufficient warning of the risks to

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Interview with fund manager Rory Gillen

Rory Gillen founded in 2009 and manages two funds for it. He recently authored a good book on investing, entitled 3 Steps to Investment Success. Here he answers questions

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The games people play

My mother taught me how to play Monopoly – the game – and the markets over 40 years past have taught me how to play Monopoly – the financial economy.

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3 multi-asset plays on Quantitative Easing

Talib Sheikh, fund manager of JPM Multi-Asset Income Fund has identified three assets plays to take advantage of Quantitative Easing (QE) by the European Central Bank (ECB). Equities Sheikh explained:

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Strong demand for pensioner bonds continues

In the current low interest rate environment there appears to be strong demand for the new ‘Pensioner’ bonds aimed at those aged 65 and over. These bonds announced by the

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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