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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

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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