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Alternative Investments , Analysis

How to diversify your investments

Perhaps you’re in the camp that thinks this year’s setbacks in the commodities markets have sunk the super-cycle theory, which was supposed to see demand for raw materials from emerging


Will China keep performing?

This is significantly more than those who say South America (10.8%), Europe, (10.3%), or India (10.3%). At first glance this is not surprising; after all it is the world’s second

Alternative Investments , Analysis

Savers have been abandoned by the Bank of England

The Bank of England states that it “sets interest rates to keep inflation low to preserve the value of your money”. But since former Bank of England governor Mervyn King


The investment case for India

India faces short term headwinds but long term potential remains for investors.  India has rebounded from its recent slump as the US delayed tapering quantitative easing. Confidence was also boosted

Analysis , Shares

Whole of life insurance could be better than term assurance

The consequence of this however is that declining health in old age results in significant issues: rising care costs, our families being taxed on the homes and estates we leave

Alternative Investments , Analysis , Viewpoint

VCT and EIS: A risk worth taking?

In this article I will introduce Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs). Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) started on 6 April 1995 with a view to enabling individuals

Analysis , Property , Shares , Viewpoint

Marriage is an investment and so is retirement

Yes, I do adore you but I’ve ticked the box which means that we get a bit more while I’m alive but if I don’t outlive you – well, it

Analysis , Tax Efficient Investing

How to save for grandchildren and children

Their university fees may need to be paid for personally, the deposit for their first home is likely to be more difficult to find and the pensions provided by their

Analysis , Shares

Mortgages and insurance should go hand in hand

For the rest of the UK mortgages have been, and will remain, a core aspect of our life cycle. The desire to be on the housing ladder – whilst diminishing