Tom Smith, Fund Manager, Neptune Investment Management After a volatile month for emerging markets in aggregate, and for Argentina in particular, it is worth revisiting what has happened. The run on the Argentine currency reaccelerated in August, with the peso falling by a further 30% against the dollar. Read more Investment risks The value of […]
Michael Klimes examines the sceptical attitude advisers take towards crypto-currencies Unregulated investments can take diverse forms in the UK, from burial plots near Birmingham to storage pods in Blackburn. In more exotic locations such as the Caribbean, property is popular, while so-called “ethical crops” have lured investors to Africa. While these have been on advisers’ […]
The total value of pension transfers fell from £10.6bn in the first quarter of the year to £8.2bn in the second quarter, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. According to AJ Bell, this is the first drop in value of pension transfers since the second quarter of 2016. The figures coincide with […]
Annuity rates have increased nearly 20 per cent since hitting rock bottom two years ago, Hargreaves Lansdown analysis shows. In an update, the fund shop notes annuity rates that nosedived following the EU referendum result have risen. Rates for 65-year-olds are up 19 per cent since their low in 15 September 2016. At their lowest, […]
The manager of the Artemis Income Fund talks about where – and how – he has found his “two or three” good ideas in 2015, and gives his outlook for dividends in the future.
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