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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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5 Essential Tips for Property Investment

Whether you’re a first-time property buyer or you’re looking to expand on your property portfolio within the rental market, it’s important to go into every investment venture with the right

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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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Get ready for moments of stillness followed by aggressive volatility

As expected currency markets were all over the place yesterday. Today; The ECB’s Draghi speaks at 09:00, The Bank of England Governor Carney speaks at 11:00 and then The Fed’s

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Expect low volume spiking when trading any Pound based pair.

Good Morning Traders. Back in the seat and in no real hurry to trade so far today. I notice that the Euro$ is 25 pips higher than in my last

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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