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Liquid assets: The investment potential of wine and whisky

Festive spirit is building at this time of year, but what you may not realise is that many people’s favourite tipples have real potential as investments too – and are increasingly mainstream. Read on to find out more about the two most...

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How passion
investments can be
“Gifts that Keep on giving”

With the holiday season right around the corner, many will be pondering what to gift their loved ones or what they might put on their own Christmas list. Here, we explain how some items could become “gifts...

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Key considerations before
diving into digital currencies

It’s easy to believe cryptocurrencies are far too futuristic to be thinking about now, but they are rapidly becoming a more mainstream asset that investors should at least have on their radar – with certain caveats in mind. As the infographic...

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Impact investing –
Making your capital count
(in more ways than one)

Responsible investing has been gaining in popularity for years now, but now “impact investing” is really coming to the fore – for individuals at all levels of wealth. Read on to discover how you might put your capital to work in...

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5 risks to Bitcoin as an alternative investment

Given its almost mainstream status, Bitcoin has now gained popularity not only in the tech industry but also in the investment sector.In fact, experts predict an increase in the adoption rate of the popular cryptocurrency next year. This...

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Diamonds as an alternative investment: Understanding the four C’s

Just in time for the holidays. If you are looking for a gift for that special someone and as an alternative investment, then understanding grading variables known as the “Four Cs” is the foundation of sound diamond investing, explains...

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The value of
adding VCTs
to your portfolio

Venture Capital Trusts offer a raft of attractive reliefs which higher-rate taxpayers cannot afford to ignore, explains Jack Rose, Business Development Director for Tax Products at LGBR Capital.The UK government established Venture Capital...

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Should you be investing in private companies?

There are a myriad of reasons why affluent investors should consider investing in private companies, argues Matt Taylor, Managing Partner at Rockpool Investments.When thinking about investing, many people might limit themselves to equities...

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Why invest in gold? Why now?

Seemingly “useless” gold can actually prove very useful to UK investors as they build robust portfolios, explains Adrian Ash, Head of Research at BullionVault.Who would buy gold, let alone now? Gold prices have erased 50% of the long...