Category Archives: Investment

Property Investors Leaving London

London has long been at the centre of the UK property market, with high-end properties in the capital being the definite gold standard. Things are changing, however, and investors are now choosing more and more often to eschew the UK … Continue reading

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Fall for FTSE but Modest Growth for Pound

The UK stockmarket is currently on a downward trend, with the FTSE 100 falling in the wake of several big losses among the major companies included. However, the pound has managed to edge up in value slightly, largely at the … Continue reading

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Will the “Northern Powerhouse” Still go Ahead?

The “Northern Powerhouse” initiative – a set of government plans to drive investment and development in Northern cities and increase the role they play in the UK’s economy – has lately been painting a bright future for the North of … Continue reading

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Capital Gains Tax: How to Legally Pay Less

Capital gains is one of the key taxes investors face. On many assets, including properties and stocks and shares, it is levied on the profit made at the point of sale compared to the purchase price. There are, however, several … Continue reading

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Property Investment: Beating the Tax Hikes

Last year saw a number of tax hikes unveiled which will hit the property investment sector. More recently, this year’s budget put significantly less focus on reigning in landlords, but still excluded them from a significant cut to Capital Gains … Continue reading

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Global Stock Markets Remain Unsteady

Volatility in the stock markets is continuing, with both worries over economic growth rates in key markets and the continued fall in oil prices contributing to uncertainty. US markets have showed gains, while European ones have fallen. The FTSE 100, … Continue reading

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Why Niche Property Assets are on the Rise

Not so long ago, investing in property almost always involved standard, residential buy-to-lets or the core kinds of commercial property such as offices and retail units. However, the past few years have seen a number of niche assets rise to … Continue reading

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Property Investment: Why London Isn’t Paved With Gold

London is the heart of the UK economy, and one of the biggest economic centres in Europe if not the world. For this reason, property investors – both domestic and international – flock to the UK’s capital in droves, and … Continue reading

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Tips for a Diverse Portfolio

The old truism “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is a key tenet of investment. All investment involves some degree of risk, so if one of your interests fails it is good to have other, unconnected interests to … Continue reading

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Investing in Gold: Hints and Tips for Beginners

Gold is a popular investment asset, and like many assets it has grown increasingly popular since the interest rates offered by banks headed towards the floor. Gold is considered a relatively stable asset which generally rises in value over time. … Continue reading

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