With the Scottish independence referendum fast approaching, the media is abuzz with questions around what this will mean for UK businesses, for Europe and for the integrity of the United Kingdom.
Thanks to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) investment trusts are back in the spotlight, but so too are the myths that surround them. Simon White debunks the most persistent.
Simply holding a range of different assets does not necessarily ensure a diversified portfolio, argues AXA's Richard Marwood.
James Budden takes on the active versus passive debate.
Darius McDermott of Chelsea Financial Services considers the outlook for European markets.
Higher interest rates now appear to be a genuine and looming possibility. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, said this week that keeping interest rates at their current level risked a dangerous housing bubble, which may ultimately prompt a return to recession. It is that time of year when most people are more interested in sangria than savings rates, but should people be concerned?
There remains a misconception that an ethical moniker on a fund means giving up a real investment return for a more abstract social return. Hard evidence points to the contrary.
Sophie Carter of CityR urges Brits to look for property further afield.
Do investors need to be concerned about the activities of an obscure Portuguese bank? After all, most people probably didn’t know much about the Banco Espirito Santos until its problems rocked stock markets last week. It has proved a salutary reminder that there are still troubles that threaten the global economic recovery, but what does it mean for savers and investors?
Tony Leahy explores whether the launch of the New ISA will encourage people to be more proactive when it comes to finding the best home for their money.
What is peer to peer lending and what can it do for investors? Mark Hawkins of Invest and Fund Ltd gives his views.
According to the US financial services group State Street, individuals with investable assets have raised their cash allocations significantly over the past two years. In the UK, State Street found that cash allocations had risen to a surprisingly high 43% in May.
On 1 January this year, Obamacare came into effect and, with it, the potential to bring more than 20 million more people into the US healthcare system.
A new breed of online estate agents may be able to help homeowners save thousands of pounds while also giving expert advice, argues Ben Grove.
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