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How to invest in buy-to-let

For certain investors, investing in residential property is producing better returns than other investment vehicles such as savings, stocks and shares. Buy-to-let investment in the current UK housing market Should

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Inflation proofing your portfolio using structured products

Despite the UK Retail Price Index falling to 3.1% in July (from 3.3% in June), the inflation rate remains stubbornly above the UK government target. This is a real concern

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AIM investors focus on energy and mining

In the wake of the recent relaxation of the rules of allowing AIM stocks to be included in ISAs, more than half (51.7%) of investors forecast AIM listed mining and

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How to invest ethically

But if you do want to invest in an ethical manner with your principles set ahead of fund performance – where do you start? Once you have determined your ethical

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Energy reform improves Mexico’s prospects

Indeed, despite a challenging global macroeconomic backdrop we would highlight that Mexico has proved to be resilient throughout the volatility in global markets in the second quarter of the year.

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House prices may rise up to 10% by 2014

His prediction comes on the back of the latest RICS survey released this morning showing its strongest reading since the housing boom of 2006. During July, the number of potential

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Four ways to get exposure to residential property

The government has provided additional stimuli initially through Funding for Lending and then the Help to Buy schemes. The announcement by Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, that

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Top 10 AIM shares for ISAs

Here are the top 10 AIM shares bought inside an ISA on the Vantage platform this week (in alphabetical order). Berkeley Mineral Resources plc Bowleven Plc Fastjet plc Gulf Keystone

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Viewpoint: Into or out of Africa?

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet (African Proverb) UK mobile phone signals are often patchy. I have to leave my house and stand on the

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Gold funds top July performance tables

Investor confidence returned in July as the US Federal Open Market Committee confirmed it would continue purchasing $85 billion a month of mortgage backed securities and longer-term treasuries. Fed chairman