Alternative investing

Should you invest in the specialist sector?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

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

Think outside the income box

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | 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

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | 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

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

Know your attitude to risk

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | 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.

Five-minute guide to boosting your income

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | 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?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

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

Will gamblers become sport traders?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | 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, 23 August 2011 | 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?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | 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.