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Should I invest in AIM after 5 August?

The government has confirmed that new rules allowing Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shares to be held in ISAs will be implemented from 5 August 2013. The government hopes this will

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Fund in focus: Invesco Perpetual Latin American

Funds with exposure to these regions have suffered significantly in terms of overall performance and redirection of capital recently as investors have looked for safer and less volatile investment options.

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AIM ideas for ISA customers

Equity transactions in AIM-quoted companies already make up nearly a third of the share dealing activity of execution-only investors and Gavin Oldham, chief executive of The Share Centre, said he

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Viewpoint: Reconsider emerging market exposure

“After the banking crisis, emerging markets looked attractive compared to the west and became a substantial part of most global portfolios. “Most banks in emerging markets were not overextended, and

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Buy-to-let: choosing the right tenants

It’s a good idea to try to match the type of tenant to both the property and the area in which it is located. For example, it might sound clichéd

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China growth rate slows

The country’s economy grew by 7.5% compared to the previous year, down from 7.7% in Q1. It follows trade data last week which revealed a 3.1% fall in exports from

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Has commercial property turned a corner?

In addition it can provide an element of inflation protection and importantly provides diversification due to its low correlation with gilts and equities. While this cannot be guaranteed in the

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So gold can go rusty after all

For others it is a problematic, non-productive asset class that is difficult to ascribe a fundamental value to. For the economist Keynes, gold was simply regarded as a “barbarous relic”.

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Understanding AIM and ISAs

The new rules improve the choice for investors and are expected to allow up to 1,000 AIM stock to be held in stocks and shares ISAs. Patrick Connolly, certified financial

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Understanding structured products: search for yield

Income can be essential to good financial planning in different ways, from providing for children’s school fees to boosting pension payments in retirement age. But persistently low interest rates have