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Tracker vs stock picker? A Nobel Prize winning mystery

Thursday 3rd September 2015

In 2013 a strange thing happened at the Nobel Prize awards for Economics. This Nobel Prize has particular relevance for investors...

Crowdcube first platform to break £100 million investment barrier

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Crowdcube claims it is the first investment platform to raise £100 million via crowdfunding and has now helped almost 300 businesses secure funding from investors...

Today's currency update: Dollar fluctuates as Pound receives boost

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Pound Sterling   Yesterday’s slightly stronger-than-anticipated UK Manufacturing PMI initially gave the Pound a little boost, but the British currency later reversed gains against peers like the Euro and US Dollar...

The single solution to all our biggest investment mistakes

Monday 3rd August 2015

The Express recently discussed the biggest investment mistakes and how to avoid them. The advice is largely good, but is far more complicated and effortful than investing needs to be...

Repression, uncertainty and gamma – implications for the private investor 

Thursday 23rd July 2015

It’s a truism that investment goals are affected by numerous variables. It’s also true that those variables are too many to mention and difficult to predict...

Greece reaction: Market risk to stay elevated but pragmatism should prevail

Monday 6th July 2015

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management   European equities are trading lower on the surprise outcome of the Greek referendum result on the international bailout conditions set by the European Union (EU)...

What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

Thursday 25th June 2015

The UK housing market is one of the most well-developed in the world due to the wide range of mortgage options available...

‘Investors need to accept lower returns in new investment era’

Monday 22nd June 2015

Investors need to accept the dawning of a new investment era, warns the boss of independent financial advisory deVere Group...

If you’re playing the long game, you should be investing in Isas

Monday 22nd June 2015

The primary benefit of an investment Isa is tax-free growth. Mike Abbott, Head of Sable Wealth, looks at the effect of tax free compounded growth vs unwrapped portfolios where the growth is taxed...

The UK’s Million Pound Home Hotspots

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Although much of the UK media tend to focus on London as a home for property millionaires and overseas investors, there are considerable pockets and areas where property prices are continuing to grow, with many of these areas now containing a number of million pound plus properties...

Popular Places to Live and Invest in London

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

When it comes to London boroughs, if you take the time to study property trends then you will find that a pattern emerges...

How you can get the Best Return when Selling Your London Property

Monday 1st June 2015

It’s no secret that London is a hotspot for property in the UK markets. Many boroughs in the capital are in such high demand that they’re snapped up within hours of them going on sale...

Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets.

Thursday 28th May 2015

WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with an animal entourage can be a dog’s life for landlords...

Regular inspections

Thursday 21st May 2015

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know...

Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!)

Wednesday 13th May 2015

IT’S universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re still leaving them in charge of your most valuable possession, which is a stressful prospect...

On-demand service industry turning heads for tech-friendly investors

Tuesday 5th May 2015

Laundrapp, Hassle, Boxman, 1Roof, Pact Coffee – perhaps not household names just yet, but all London-based disruptor services that share a few things in common...

The Beauty of Mobile Trading Technology

Monday 20th April 2015

Over the last decade, the developments in mobile technology have been beyond count. Ten years ago, could any among us have prophesied the full genius of smartphones? Could we have imagined how frequently we would use them; that they would have become a tool for everything from shopping to trading; or that last year 40 per cent of online sales were made via a mobile device? The honest answer to these questions must inarguably be a resounding ‘no’...

Investor sentiment hit a high in March, says Lloyds

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Last month saw overall investor sentiment hit a high of 16%, according to Lloyds’ Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

The return of the patient investor

Wednesday 8th April 2015

In a recent speech, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andrew Haldane, raises the question as to whether the global economy is sitting at the cusp of a period of secular innovation (the optimist view) or secular stagnation (the pessimist view)...

Tories are top of the stocks, research suggests

Wednesday 8th April 2015

The UK stock market has performed almost twice as well under Conservative governments, according to financial services provider Hargreaves Lansdown (HL)...

Since Zopa launched 10 years ago, a lot has changed

Thursday 19th March 2015

Since 2005 the moon has moved fifteen inches further away from the earth and if you laid out every iPhone sold you could wrap them around the world, twice, representing a decade of massive change...

Visa Technology Europe is constantly working on making paying using Visa easier, quicker and safer

Monday 16th March 2015

Nicolas Huss, the Chief Executive Office at Visa Technology, talks us through the latest ideas currently being worked on by Visa...

Either/or, or the best of both? The promise of Smart Beta

Friday 6th March 2015

By Mike Abbott, Head of Wealth at Sable Group   2014 was a bad year for active managers: according to a recent article in the FT it was the worst on record...

'Investor confidence in asset classes jumps, but caution remains' - Lloyds

Wednesday 25th February 2015

February saw a large increase in investor confidence, following a dip last month, according to Lloyds Bank’s latest Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

Former foreign market traders sentenced to prison after defrauding investors

Monday 9th February 2015

Following prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), two former traders have been sentenced for defrauding investors...

Woodford Investment Management to raise £200m through new trust

Monday 9th February 2015

Woodford Investment Management LLP has announced announces its intention to launch Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc...

Crowdcube Co-Founder named as one of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Monday 9th February 2015

The co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, has been named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People...

A third of Brits would invest more if it was easier to transfer money

Monday 9th February 2015

A third of people in the UK, equivalent to almost 15 million adults, would save more if the process of opening savings / investment products and transferring money was made easier, according to the latest findings released by a grouping of companies from across the UK financial services industry...

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Friday 23rd January 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015...

UK inflation fall will help boost growth, says Schroders

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Today’s Office for National Statistics figures report a fall in annual CPI inflation from 1% to 0...



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