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Leveraged ETFs explained

In recent years the number of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange has exploded, with sector, smart beta and actively managed ETFs taking their place alongside mainstream index trackers.

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Investors’ confidence dented by General Election

The findings echo the results of a YouGov poll which has found that wider consumer confidence plummeted as a result of the Election. In The Share Centre’s survey, reflecting the

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Landlord confidence knocked

The report reveals that 41% of landlords are confident about the prospects compared to 67% shown three years ago. House price inflation has also slowed, with the annual average increase

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Photo-Me International (Q4 results) A recent trading update stated that results will be in line with expectations. So investors will be concentrating on the group’s outlook, expansion into new

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Stoke-on-Trent best for landlords

Oldham and Liverpool closely followed and the 10 best areas to come a landlord are in Northern regions. Leeds had the highest yield of all 100 cities and towns surveyed

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London most expensive region to be a landlord

In the Capital the average cost, excluding mortgage costs and tax but including void periods, is £6,535 per property per year or 32% of the amount they receive in rent.

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Personal investors love to take AIM

Investing and share ownership can be fun and enjoyable. For personal investors this is particularly true when investing in smaller companies, the likes of which are found on the AIM

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Royal Mint bullion achieves Shari’ah Standard on Gold

The move is part of the organisation’s strategy to be seen as the ‘complete bullion solution’ – offering a comprehensive range of bullion products that are suitable for a variety

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Companies announcing results next week

  Wednesday Whitbread (Q1 results) The owner of the Premier Inns and Costa coffee chains warned in April that it expected a tougher consumer environment in the current year so

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Fine wine growth continues

The fine wine market was helped by a drop in sterling during the month. The pound fell by 1% against the US dollar and by slightly more against the euro,