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Chart of the week: how overvalued is sterling?

Although the IMF this week concluded that sterling is overvalued Capital Economics does not believe the currency is set for a big fall. In its daily newsletter published on 31 July, Jack

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Chart of the Week: gold and English farmland outperform

As this chart from Knight Frank shows, investing in gold and English farmland delivered significant outperformance against many other asset classes over the past decade. Investing in gold delivered a

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Ebay and Sotheby’s announce partnership

eBay and Sotheby’s have announced plans to develop an online platform to bring the live auctions to those interested in investing in collectibles and art all around the world. The

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Monet piece sells for £31.7m – how you too can profit from art

Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies) recently sold for £31.7m at Sotherby’s auction house – the second highest price ever achieved for Monet at auction. On a more modest scale, investors

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Sports Direct faces further action from irate investors

Following the victory of  founder Mike Ashley in his quest to pass a bonus scheme at Sports Direct, investors have questioned the company’s corporate governance standards. In the eyes of

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Mini bonds deliver higher risks with yields

Mini bonds have been much in the news recently with lots of publicity surrounding the launch of a mini bond for a Mexican restaurant chain through equity crowdfunder Crowdcube. Yet,

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Mitch Feierstein warns of coming financial collapse

Mitch Feierstein is the Chief Executive of the Glacier Environmental Fund and author of Planet Ponzi. Planet Ponzi offers readers his decades of experience, deep insider knowledge of economics and

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Score by investing in number plates

With all football fans’ eyes turning towards Brazil for the football World Cup, DVLA has revealed the top ten football number plates they have sold. Topping the table is WE57

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Investor confidence in emerging markets ‘at its highest in years’

Investor confidence in emerging markets is at its highest level for more than a year, according to one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, deVere Group. Nigel Green,

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Silver price is ready for recovery

The silver price, which at £11.205 (US$18.76) is less than half of its high of $48 an ounce set in 2011, could be set for a rebound according to industry