Alternative investing

Five-minute guide to boosting your income

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 | Article

Income generated from savings can help boost our finances, meet monthly bills and supplement pensions. So how can we maximise this? Here's our guide to the options:

Vice investing: can you profit from sin?

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 | Article

There has been plenty written about ethical investing over the years, but little about the exact opposite.

Will gamblers become sport traders?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Article

Back in the days when applying for a loan meant a personal interview with your local bank manager – who was still regarded as a figure of the utmost probity – nothing was more counterproductive to securing a loan than...

10 ways to get the most out of your portfolio

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | Article

You didn't need to be clever or lucky to make money out of the stockmarket over the last 18 months, you just had to be there.

Is criticism of with-profits fair?

Tuesday, 04 May 2010 | Article

Holding a with-profits product can feel a little like an unsatisfactory relationship – not good enough to put the effort in, but not bad enough to make it worth packing your bags.

What are you paying for?

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 | Article

While many people like to do their own thing when it comes to choosing investments, managing a large amount of capital can be daunting.
Keeping up with corporate events is an arduous...

How investors can protect their gains

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 | Article

There will be those who, through skill and good fortune, have hung on to the lion's share of their investment portfolios over the past three years.
However, the credit crunch and the policy...

Playing the investing for income game

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 | Article

Many of us have come to rely on the income generated by our savings – not only to pay for little luxuries, such as foreign holidays and flat screen televisions, but also to...

Q&A: Sustainable investment

Monday, 14 December 2009 | Article

Climate change is now firmly centre stage. But what it means for investors, and how to profit from it is far less clear.

Give a collectable gift

Thursday, 03 December 2009 | Article

Why not celebrate Christmas with gifts that have the potential to grow in value rather than end up as junk soon after Boxing Day?