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2014 Set To Be A Strange Year For Gold Investment

2014 Set To Be A Strange Year For Gold Investment

We last touched on gold investment back in 2011 and presented the precious metal as a generally appealing and generally positive means of “alternative” investment. Often presented as one of the lowest risk options for investors, gold investment remains a popular choice for those looking to diversify and/or stabilize their...
Staffline

Staffline

As an investor there’s a lot to like about any company that has a sturdy business model. A company designed to prosper in the good times and outperform in the bad. A defensive share that wont lag during a bull market. If you can find a handful of these shares...
Avon Rubber

Avon Rubber

Today we’re talking rubber. If you’ve found your way to this page via a search that’s not too financially-focussed in nature, I hate to disappoint but we’re an investment site and the rubber in question is Avon Rubber; quite a successful operation out of Wiltshire in the UK and listed...
Momentum Investing

Momentum Investing

It’s a new year and we’re back on our momentum kick, screening for UK shares that tick a number of boxes in terms of debt, liquidity, growth, profitability and importantly, momentum. Why is momentum so important? If you’ve ever picked up a beginners investment book, many of the first investment...
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Is it Fair to Single Out China for Currency Manipulation?

China has oftentimes been accused of manipulating its currency to derive significant economic and international trading benefits. A recently released report by the US Treasury Department concluded that China cannot be considered a currency manipulator. The report did indicate however that the Chinese RMB has appreciated at an unusually slow rate. The semi-annual report that...

AIFMD – A Tough Road Ahead

For fund managers falling within the scope of Alternate Investment Fund Manager’s Directive (AIFMD), 2014 is expected to be a busy year. The industry, which managed to stay out of the regulatory spectrum, came into focus following the events like financial crisis and the Madoff scam. These events brought to light the fact that the...

Crowdfunding – Is the Fun Really Back in Funding?

If there is one thing in the investment world that is causing a stir at the moment it is crowdfunding. While many companies are still finding the high street banks difficult to persuade, crowdfunding goes from strength to strength. With hopes of landing a share of the next Google or Facebook crowdfunding is fast becoming...

Alternative Investments for Beginners

With interest rates at record lows and economic uncertainty still surrounding banks and various other financial institutions, finding alternative investment opportunities is more important than ever. If you are prepared to take some calculated risks with your capital, there are some exciting ways to grow your capital for a more secure financial future. Alternative investments...

Moving Money Overseas

In the modern world, more people than ever before are sending money to and from countries, and for a variety of different reasons. The problem is, many still don’t really know how the whole process works and, when it comes to large amounts of money, that lack of appreciation and understanding can come at a...

AIM Soiree Facelift and New Functionality

A super quick post today to update you on the latest happenings over at AIM Soiree. For those of you who are non au fait with AIM Soiree, here’s the one-paragraph take on what we do: Everyday, at just past noon, the AIM Soirée Equidisculator™ heads off on to the Interweb and ranks all 850+...

Getech – Buying Opportunity?

Getech – the geoscience services business specialising in the provision of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors – delivered a trading update today for the six month period ended 31 January 2014. Here’s the full RNS. Whilst trying to remain upbeat for their full-year prospects, there was no escaping...

A Guide To Online Shares Trading

With share markets booming once again online shares trading is back in vogue. But this time many people are choosing to use financial derivative such as CFDs and spread betting to trade shares. Below we will look at how these financial derivatives allow you to trade shares and how they compare to traditional share trading....

The Performance of the FTSE in Perspective

The UK FTSE 100 index enjoyed strong gains earlier this week as a result of higher metals prices.  Earlier this week, the UK’s FTSE 100 index enjoyed gains of 0.3% to close at 6591.55. This was the fourth successive day of gains for the index. The positive sentiment was a direct result of higher metals...

Different Options for Becoming Debt-Free This Year

Credit card, store cards, loans – these days there are all sorts of ways to borrow money. Whilst this is all well and good for those who are able to borrow responsibly, with the ability to manage debt general reflecting well on a borrower’s credit rating, what happens if you find yourself racking up too...

Redesign at AIM Soiree

Things are about to get a little messy over at our sister site, AIM Soiree as we bring the design kicking and screaming into 2014. Gone are the kitschy graphics - with the exception of a small homage or two - to be replaced with some funky new colours and lines. And with them, a little new functionality. But more...

Alternative Investments That Appeal In the 21st Century

With the economic situation as it is, many people are looking for alternative investment opportunities that lie away from their high street bank. There is risk associated with any form of investment as most people will know, but with government bailouts and static rates, banks are commonly falling short when it comes down to potential...