Alternative investing

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.

10 ways to invest on the cheap

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 | Article

When we look to invest money, it's very easy to focus on the investment performance of particular products - but cutting the cost of your investments can also help improve returns - especially when consistent strong...

Can you be an ethical investor?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | News

It's national ethical investment week, but can you truly be ethical and invest at the same time? Here's our guide on how to do it.

Top sectors for dividend growth revealed

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 | Article

In spite of the current eurozone crisis, Europe has posted dividend growth of 20.3% in the past five years.

Investment for income ideas

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 | Article

This article is for information and discussion purposes only and does not form a recommendation to invest or otherwise. The value of an investment may fall.

A beginner's guide to investing in commodities

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Commodities are a hot topic at the moment, with prices soaring as other asset classes falter.

Investing in your 50s - the widow with a lump sum

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 | Article

How should you invest once you're in your fifties?

Investing in your 50s - the empty-nester couple

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 | Article

How should you invest once you're in your fifties? That's the question we look at in the last part of our three-part series on where to invest your money at different stages of your life.