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Your investment questions answered

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Q: Is an investment bond right for me?
My wife and I are both pensioners. We’ve made full use of our ...

Which asset classes offer the best opportunities?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Twelve months ago it was hard to find anyone who was optimistic about any type of asset; yet investors who were brave enough to ignore the air of despondency were handsomely rewarded for virtually...

Start investing in 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

What risk will you take for higher returns?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

If you’re the kind of person to make New Year’s resolutions, then make a pledge to ensure your money is invested in the right place for you.

How you can best invest for your children's future

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

There are so many things to do for your children when they're born – it can seem like an endless round of feeding, burping and rocking to sleep.

Why it pays to cut out the middle man

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Many people remain deeply suspicious of financial advisers, who they fear will recommend high-commission, high-cost products rather than the best products.

Dull companies can be investment winners

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

If you hold any funds invested in the UK stockmarket, the chances are that a good chunk of your money will have ended up in blue chip stocks such as HSBC, Vodafone, BP and Unilever – the biggest, and traditionally, the...

Investment lessons from the experts

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Back in 1979, investment boutiques such as Neptune and Jupiter were not even glints in their founders' eyes, and US fund management giant Fidelity was just opening its first office in London.

How to find a bear-beating investment blend

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

The 12 months following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 were a dramatic reminder that markets can swing rapidly from suicidal to euphoric, and that collective investment vehicles that do well in one...

Keydata: where do you stand?

Thursday, 20 August 2009 | Article

The skeletons just keep coming out of the closet at insolvent investment firm Keydata.