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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

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Fine wine sees summer lull

Returns on the first growths were all closely bunched, with Latour just managing to break into positive territory. The others all showed a fall of around 0.5% on the month.

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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Committee also voted to maintain quantitative easing at £375 billion. Despite signs of recovery in the UK, market interest rates have risen sharply internationally and asset prices have been

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Invest in property without bricks and mortar

You had to go out and find a place, perhaps furnish it, find a tenant, collect the rent, maintain the property – all quite time consuming and risky. The risks

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Investors haul money out of gold

Gold has fallen to a new low and this morning’s price was $1203.25/oz, its lowest since August 2010. Trading briefly dipped below $1200/oz yesterday and price falls have been accompanied

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Doing well while doing good

“A big misconception about ethical investment is that you have to sacrifice performance in return for a clear conscience, when in fact the two can go hand-in-hand. “And although it’s

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How to save with gold

It was here that he expressed his fears over the havoc quantitative easing and its unwinding may wreak. He is, as everyone should be, acutely aware of what the money

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How to invest in UK fracking?

“Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process by which horizontal and vertical drilling combined with the injection of highly pressurised fluids can be applied to release oil and natural gas

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Investors warned on mini energy bond risk

Yesterday Australian firm CBD Energy announced the mini bond issue in an attempt to raise £7.5m primarily to fund solar and wind farm construction in the UK. The warning comes