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Scottish Mutual bonds with the Nasdaq

Scottish Mutual has introduced the bond, a guaranteed equity bond.

The bond is a high risk product aimed at investors who are looking for income or growth. Investors can opt for annual or monthly income, paying 10 per cent or 0.81 per cent respectively, or can go for a growth option of 131.5 per cent of the original investment instead. will invest in the Nasdaq 100 index, which is made up mostly of technology companies, but with some exposure to healthcare, communications and consumer goods. Some of these companies include Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, Starbucks and Cisco systems.

If the Nasdaq 100 falls by more than 25 per cent of the starting level during its term, and the closing level is lower than the starting level, then the investor will see their capital eroded by one per cent for every one per cent fall in the index. The investor will get their capital back in full if only one of these situations arises.

From January to October 2000 the Nasdaq 100 index has been volatile and has seen large swings, both upward and downward. Although this is a high-risk product, it could see a large amount of growth over a three-year period.

Over a three-year period the Nasdaq 100 index went from 1137.77 on October 10, 1997 to 3168.49 on October 11, 2000.


Credit Suisse targets post venture capital

Credit Suisse Asset Management is introducing the global post-venture capital fund.The fund is aimed at UK investors who are looking for growth in global funds and who are prepared to put up with medium to high risk. Global post-venture capital will invest in a wide portfolio of up to 130 global post-venture capital stocks. These […]

Yorkshire Building Society – Fixed Rate Savings Bond

Monday, 16th October 2000.Type: Maxi or mini stocks and shares Isa linked to the FTSE 100 Index.Aim: Growth by investing in corporate bonds.Minimum-maximum investment: Maxi Isa – £500-£7,000 lump sum, mini Isa – £500-£3,000 lump sum.Investment choice: 100 per cent corporate bonds.Term: Five years.Guarantee: 100 per cent of original investment returned after five years and […]

Flexible Buy To Let In The Pink

Pink Home Loans is offering a flexible buy to let mortgage for people who want to become landlords or existing landlords who want to build up a portfolio of properties.The mortgage has a capped rate of 6.99 per cent for the first year. It then reverts to 1.5 per cent over the Libor rate which […]

Henderson Investors – Asia Pacific Absolute Return Fund

Thursday, 12th October 2000.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in the Asia/Pacific region.Minimum investment: $100,000.Place of registration: Cayman Islands.Investment split: Any proportion of companies in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region.Yield: Nil.Charges: Initial nil, annual 1.25 per cent.Commission: Nil.Tel: 0800 881144.

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]


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