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Investors sanguine on gold, energy & mining

The latest Halifax Share Dealing Market Tracker suggested a further 23.9% of retail investors who invest in the commodity feel now is time to buy, with just 15.4% predicting it

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, the world’s largest independent financial advisory firm, said the research was “extremely concerning” and put hard-earned life-savings at greater risk.

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Infrastructure tipped for income growth

The firm said wider growth of the sector was likely to continue providing private investors with healthy dividends and a long-term income stream that is partly inflation linked. “With government

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Pensioner income drops a third in five years

Retirement income adviser Key Retirement Solutions claims the average retired household received around £1,863 – around 10% of their annual income – from investments and savings in 2007/08 before the

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Government clamps down on pension charges

Its first action will be to ban consultancy charges in automatic enrolment schemes. The government also plans to publish a consultation this autumn which will set out proposals including a

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Five tips to beat rock bottom rates

Further stimulus programmes may be on the cards once Mark Carney takes over the reigns as Governor of the Bank of England. He may want to be more imaginative in

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Another top performing investment trusts

Strongest and most consistent performers Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies, managed by Susie Rippingall for over a decade until her retirement on 1 April this year, now managed by Wee-Li Hee,

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Fund in focus: Henderson Global Technology fund

However, times are changing and appetite is returning. An example of the opportunities the sector has to offer is the growth of data and mobile phone usage. They are now

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Equity release used to pay off mortgage

The amount of equity drawn out of properties through lifetime mortgages – which allow you to roll up interest payments into the loan, to be repaid when the home is

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Investing in AIM shares

It comes as the Treasury’s consultation on including AIM shares in ISAs draws to a close tomorrow, 8 May 2013. The firm also said the current method of investing in