Alternative investing

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.

What are you paying for?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | 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, 23 August 2011 | 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, 06 September 2011 | 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

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | 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, 25 August 2011 | 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?

Christmas gifts that offer a financial gain

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

This Christmas will hopefully be a time when families come together, shut the door on the economic gloom and share some festive cheer, even if it is on a more frugal scale than in years gone by.

Professional investor reveals his strategy

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

Why being gloomy can pay off

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Any community that survives and thrives by scoring points off the next person has few qualms about kicking a man when he is down, as Peter Spiller - by some distance the most successful manager of any UK-authorised...

Smart ways to grow your money

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video