Alternative investing

Why it pays to invest in your kids

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 | Article

Growing up is expensive. Whether your child decides to head off to university at 18, travel the world or take their first step onto the property ladder, it's all going to need a significant cash injection.

Give the gift of thrift

Monday, 13 December 2010 | Article

The autobiography of a meerkat called Aleksandr Orlov, an iPad and a Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear look set to be this year's Christmas best-sellers.

Metal rush at fever pitch

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 | Article

Gold has climbed to an all-time high of $1,370 per ounce and silver to a new 30-year high of $24.

Five ways to protect your portfolio in a bear market

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 | Article

Go for well-financed companies

Offshore investment opportunities

Tuesday, 21 September 2010 | Article

Offshore funds - traditionally the preserve of expatriates and tax exiles - are becoming much easier for UK-based investors to invest in, giving them access to a greater range of sectors and regions.

Should you invest in the specialist sector?

Monday, 20 September 2010 | Article

It's easy to be seduced by the specialist sector.

Think outside the income box

Thursday, 05 August 2010 | Article

If further proof were needed of the shift of economic power from west to east, it can be found in the launch of funds and investment companies whose primary aim is to earn income from emerging markets.

Discover the low-risk investment formula

Thursday, 05 August 2010 | Article

In the early 1330s, so the story goes, Nicholas Flamel achieved the ultimate goal in science: he created the Philosopher's Stone, which turned metal into gold, and made himself immortal through the 'Elixir of Life'.

Understanding investment fees

Friday, 09 July 2010 | TV /Video

Know your attitude to risk

Thursday, 24 June 2010 | Article

A quick online search will throw up plenty of links to investment-risk calculators and questionnaires that you can use to get a sense of how you feel about risk.