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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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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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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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Types of Investment to Avoid

There are countless opportunities for investment out there. The adventurous investor can have a lot of options to choose from, especially if they have decided after careful consideration that they are happy with a degree of risk. There is nothing … Continue reading

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Stocks and Shares: Should you Really “Buy When They’re Friendless?”

It’s an old stock market maxim: “buy when they’re friendless.” Sometimes this forms one half of a longer saying: “buy when they’re friendless, sell when they’re fat.” It is often circulated as a meaningful and profitable truism, even as the … Continue reading

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Foreign Property Investments: Spotting a Reliable Company

Property investment has a strong reputation, and taking the search for opportunities to an international level can open up some high-yield opportunities in exciting markets. However, there are a lot of companies offering opportunities and some are more reputable than … Continue reading

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UK Hotel Rooms – A Good Investment?

Investing in a hotel room is becoming increasingly popular, but remains something of a niche outlier in the world of property investment. When people do invest in hotel rooms, they usually pick luxury resorts in exotic, popular tourist hotspots rather … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is not a new concept, but it has been getting an increasing amount of attention recently. From next year, it will even receive a form of acknowledgement from the government, being added to the list of investments that … Continue reading

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Are Rough Areas Becoming Good Investments?

Some investment professionals are starting to suggest that “down and out” areas of London may be turning into up-and-coming investments. As evidence of this trend, they often produce Brent as Exhibit A. Brent was previously considered a particularly rough part … Continue reading

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