Investing

How Can Fans Invest In Bands?

Paul Piggott | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Imagine a world where a young fan of a new band has the choice between buying a t-shirt, or a download, or a vinyl... or a share in a new band that could generate a return on investment and possibly a significant one...

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
James Caan

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

Collecting Contemporary Art

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Don't Give Up Your Day Job!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Not yet anyway. Trading is a highly lucrative and empowering career choice but its application is very different to that of what we understand as "a...

Top Four Traits of a Perfect Investor

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Finding an investor is a big decision. Think of it like buying a car - Every model is going to get you from one place to the other, but they're not all made the same. The more money, the more gadgets (experience/contacts) but do you just need a run around to give your company that quick push from A to B?

You Are Probably Buying Way Too Much Insurance - Don't!

Lars Kroijer | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

In very rough terms the world of insurance is divided into life and non-life insurance. Non-life insurance is for things like your car, house, travel...

You Probably Can't Outperform the Market - Here Is How You Should Invest Once Accepting That

Lars Kroijer | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
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Lars Kroijer

As investors we are bombarded with stock tips about the next Apple or Google, read articles on how India or biotech investing are the next hot thing, or are told how some star investment manager's outstanding performance is set to continue.

The Power Of Compound Growth

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Einstein said "Compounding is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it .... he who doesn't .... pays it". If you have been in trouble with a credit card then you would know what I mean. Investors, like Warren Buffet, and lesser-known, but hugely wealthy traders, like John W. Henry, have all learned to make compounding work for them with jaw-dropping results.

How a Currency Trader Plays the Ukraine Crisis

Mike Baghdady | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Mike Baghdady

Traders are chess players; watching and strategizing moves ahead of what is actually taking place. It takes patience and discipline to play the game successfully, but those virtues can pay off handsomely.

Women 'Bounce Back' in Angel Investing

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

As a novice investor, I am really honoured to be part of this group, which includes women from very senior roles including operational, marketing, tech and corporate finance roles as well as successful entrepreneurs - who better to trust with your money?

Church Investments 'Will Never Be Pure'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Ethical advisors to the Church of England have warned that the CofE's investment portfolio "will never be pure", and advised that some "ethical ambigu...

Laughter Is Infectious!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

What if you could become part of a community where this buzz for success was consistently, ringing through your ears and mind in every situation of doubt. I have almost 100% certainty that with every day that passes you will become one step closer to reaching whatever it is that is driving you to become not just great but outstanding.

How Much Are You Losing?

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Let's face it, with inflation and property prices on the increase, it is no surprise that people are looking for alternative ways to generate an income. A fundamental flaw with how we are chasing cash is people are looking in the wrong places.

The Bible for Non-Religious People: Part 1 - An Undervalued Resource

Ben Whitnall | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

Here we go, then: new year, new start, new resolutions, a time to try new things. My suggestion for 2014? Check out the massively influential, blockbuster-inspiring, world best-selling book... that nobody reads.

Bitcoin Falls 40% in a Few Weeks - Is It Over for the Crypto-currency?

Will Bancroft | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Bitcoin, the darling of libertarian, fiat money avoiders, has plunged nearly 40% in a few short weeks. After an incredible run this year, soaring like a rocket from a bit more than $200 to $1,203 between October and late November, bitcoin has collapse back down to $752.

Trading: The Truth Behind the Myth

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zaheer Anwari

Telling someone I am a trader is one of those career choices that gets a broad range of responses from the extremely intrigued to the highly critical.

Why Invest in Art?

Jo Taylor | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Jo Taylor

Why therefore invest in art? If you gain pleasure from owning works of art, are patient, interested to learn more about investment and able to match your approach with the degree of financial risk you are prepared to take, then enjoy the opportunity and hope the rewards will follow in due course.

The Art of Investing

Anne Somers | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Anne Somers

Contemporary art and jewellery are more often seen as investment markets. The rewards here can be greater - sometimes far greater - but they can be more volatile disciplines pricewise, so the risks are also enhanced.

Light at the End of the Tunnel for First Time Buyers?

Reno Charlton | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Reno Charlton

In the UK, the government has further boosted the chances of success for first time buyers, with the launch of schemes such as the Funding for Lending scheme. This scheme has provided lenders with access to reduced rate funding in a bid to encourage greater levels of lending to home buyers.

Smart Money Trend Trading: A Dynamic Approach

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

It is the emotions of millions, possibly billions, of traders that move the market but the market has absolutely no sympathy for those that trade based on emotions. With the right education, adopting a ruthless Smart Money, emotion-free, attachment-free approach is the easiest way to extract consistent profits from all the markets.

How to Get Rich by the Time You're 50

Katie Morley | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Morley

But a growing number of us are getting impatient. We don't want to wait until we're nearly 40 to be a property owner. No. We want to be rich, or at least financially comfortable, by the time we're middle aged - which means we need to make things happen much quicker.

Do Twenty-Somethings Have It Worse Than Ever? Tough Times Call for Smart Measures

Katie Morley | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Morley

I think now might be the worst time in living memory to be a young person. But we don't get to decide when we're born - so here we are, in the wake of the 'Great Recession'; the first generation predicted to be financially worse off than our parents since the Second World War.

The Crisis in Charity and What to do About It

Justin Cash | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK
Justin Cash

Currently, UK businesses (excluding banks) are hoarding cash to the tune of £318bn. As valuable as investing in expanding their own production is, whilst demand remains deflated businesses simply have no incentive to do so. Instead of stockpiling this cash for a rainy day that's already upon us, business should be investing in philanthropic ventures.