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Investment news, updates, and the latest on emerging markets, share opportunities, bonds and business funding and tax breaks such as Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and EIS – these are just some of the news and headline topics covered by iExpats. Our team delivers the latest information on what’s hot and what’s not in the investment world – plus timely warnings on scams and cons. Insightful commentary will let you get ahead of the markets by giving a broader perspective on commodities and zeroes in on key economic data and analyses. ‘indirect’ influences such as politics and economic matters which all exert pressures on financial markets on a daily basis. Find out how the wealthy are coping and the strategies they are employing.

Central Banks Stockpile Gold To Drive Up Global Demand

The demand for gold hit grew 7% year on year on the first quarter mainly driven by central banks stockpiling more of the precious...

US Shale Oil Set For Boom As Prices Rise

Boom and bust is built into the DNA of the global oil industry because of the way bringing new fields online works. Typically, oil prices...

Landlords to shell out £500m in another raid on taxes

The British government is launching another £500 million tax raid on property investors with a major reform of capital gains tax rules. The tax -...

Developers Beat HMRC In £7,500 Stamp Duty Case

The tax man has lost a legal challenge against paying enhanced stamp duty rates on the purchase of a derelict bungalow scheduled for demolition. HM...

Markets Fear Recession Is On The Way

Analysts are sensing a whiff of fear in the markets as a key indicator is showing a possible recession may be on the way. They...

Gold Could Fly If US Fed Keeps Or Cuts Interest Rates

What the US Federal reserve decides about interest rates impacts the price of gold, according to a new analysis by experts. The World Gold Council,...

SEIS, EIS And VCT Compared Side-By-Side

As the year-end approaches, it’s time to revisit the tax benefits of schemes set up by the government to bolster the finances of start-up...

Time To Reconsider Emerging Market Hopes

It’s time to ditch those doubts over emerging markets as the brakes go on economic growth around the world, says an investment expert. Although 2018...

Too Much Choice Is Leading To A Fear Of Investing

Too much choice is overwhelming investors who want simple money management and less risk, according to a new survey. Facing competing claims from more than...

Young Investors Favour Cryptocurrency

Wealthy American millennials are backing cryptocurrency by ploughing their cash into the market, says a new study. To qualify as wealthy the millennials must be...

You Don’t Need To Be Wealthy To Save Some Money

It’s not true that investors need a sizeable wedge of cash to put aside into stocks and shares every month. A modest amount of cash...

Buy To Let Going Out Of Fashion With The Wealthy

Wealthy property investors no longer regard buy to let as a good home for their money, according to new research. Although a quarter of high...

Spectacularly unsuccessful fraudster jailed for two years

Fraudster Manraj Virdee was sentenced to two years in jail for running a ‘spectacularly unsuccessful’ investment scheme that netted £600,000 mainly from friends and...

Brits Heard Of Bitcoin But Don’t Want To Use It

A wide-ranging survey looking at what the British think about Bitcoin shows most people are not confident in dealing with cryptocurrency. An overwhelming 62% told...

Million Dollar Bet Backs Bitcoin Against Equities

Cryptocurrency fund manager Morgan Creek Digital is betting $1 million that its crypto fund will give a better return than the Standard & Poor’s...

Property Gains And Savings Rates Reach A Tipping Point

Savers have reached a tipping point where interest rates on cash in the bank is starting to outweigh the returns from property. For more than...

Investment Scams Cost Victims £29,000 Each

It’s the tax year end and fraudsters are lying in wait to trick unwary investors out of their cash, a financial consumer watchdog is warning. The...

SEIS tax breaks and investments under Whitehall scrutiny

The Treasury is scrutinising how the money raised for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is being spent, according to a leading civil servant. Donald Stark, head...

Investment Companies Tricked Customers Out Of £1m

Companies that misled customers into spending £1 million on dubious alternative investments have been wound up in the High Court. In the first case, Ozden...

Electrical safety upgrade for buy to let landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced new electrical safety laws are on the way for landlords. The new measure calls for buy to let landlords...