Alternative investing

Five ways to guard against eurozone contagion

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 | Article

The eurozone crisis shows no sign of a convincing resolution any time soon, with Spain the latest country to ask for help from European policymakers and experts split over whether Greece will leave the single currency bloc.<...>

Commercial property offers yields of 7.5%

Friday, 22 June 2012 | News

Investors can benefit from yields of 7.5% and above from UK commercial property, thanks to low capital values and rising rents.

Should I move my money out of premium bonds?

Monday, 13 January 2014 | Question and Answer

If premium bonds make up the bulk of your investments and savings then you could go a long time without any return at all if you don’t win the draw - so it’s definitely worth looking at moving some of your money.

Is it time to ditch inflation-linked deals?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Article

High inflation can do terrible things to your savings, especially in a low-interest rate environment. Fail to earn interest at a higher rate than inflation, and you'll see the spending power of your money eroded over time.

10 ways to protect your portfolio from the eurozone crisis

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 | Article

While it might be doom and gloom over on the continent, there are ways to protect your portfolio to minimise the risk of eurozone contagion. Here we outline 10 ways to shelter your money from the sovereign debt crisis.

Tesco Bank launches fixed-rate bond paying 5%

Friday, 04 May 2012 | News

Tesco Bank, the retail banking arm of the supermarket giant, has unveiled a fixed-rate bond paying 5%.

Five things you need to know about investing in unlisted companies

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 | Article

Most investors want to be able to sell their holdings easily if necessary and therefore buy shares traded through the London Stock Exchange; those looking for higher potential gains (and willing to stomach higher risk) may...

Investors could soon be getting a better deal

Thursday, 29 March 2012 | Article

Let me put my cards on the table straightaway. I am a big fan of unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs).

The economic outlook for 2012

Friday, 30 December 2011 | Article

In the month of August alone, around $6 trillion was wiped off global equity valuations as the markets spiralled downwards. But what does 2012 hold in store?

Give a gift that grows in value this Christmas

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Article

Many people will wake up to a stack of presents under the tree on Christmas Day, only to dispatch most of them to the recycling bin just days later.