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Free investment seminars.(News Round-up)

Free investment seminars.(News Round-up) Traders University is offering a series of free preview seminars for its Immersion (two-day) training course during June. Set up by professional trader Greg Secker, Traders University covers getting started in the stock market to becoming an advanced trading expert. Secker has a team of full-time professional traders–whom he has personally […]

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Simply the best.(unit trust and investment trust management)(Brief Article)

Simply the best.(unit trust and investment trust management)(Brief Article) Wright, Sally It is time, once again, to open up the champagne and applaud the achievements of the very best in unit trust and investment trust management. The What Investment Fund Management Awards, now in their 17th year, continue to provide important guidance as to which […]

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APOCALYPSE ROULETTE.(Review)

APOCALYPSE ROULETTE.(Review) Fagan, Martin APOCALYPSE ROULETTE Richard Thomson Pan 6.99 [pounds sterling]; ISBN: 0330367595 The word `derivative’ is one which is often used in a pejorative sense. Apart, that is, when the word is applied to money, where it’s often whispered with reverence, awe and, not putting too fine a point on it, well-grounded fear. […]

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New titles to improve your investing)

Investing with Anthony Bolton–2nd Edition.(What Investment Book club: New titles to improve your investing) Investing with Anthony Bolton–2nd Edition by Anthony Bolton and Jonathan Davis What are the secrets of Anthony Bolton’s success? This important book, now fully revised and updated, takes an in-depth look at the way that Bolton goes about his business and […]

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Unit Trust Manager of the Year: Hugh Hendry takes top spot on the podium in the Unit Trust Manager of the Year Award with the Odey Continental European fund. (Fund awards: 2003 Awards).

Unit Trust Manager of the Year: Hugh Hendry takes top spot on the podium in the Unit Trust Manager of the Year Award with the Odey Continental European fund. (Fund awards: 2003 Awards). As with the group award, this category measures a fund’s returns relative to similar objectives. This ensures that the results are not […]

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the term ‘structured product’ confuses some investors and scares others. A better understanding of how they work is vital if you are considering buying one

Looking behind the facade: the term ‘structured product’ confuses some investors and scares others. A better understanding of how they work is vital if you are considering buying one Simon Hildrey Investors who have lost billions of pounds in precipice bonds would find it hard to credit the argument that structured products have a role […]

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there are ways to protect your estate from the taxman, but careful planning is key.(IHT planning)(Cover Story)

Death and the taxman: there are ways to protect your estate from the taxman, but careful planning is key.(IHT planning)(Cover Story) Hildrey, Simon In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” This famous quote from Benjamin Franklin in 1789 epitomises the dilemma facing an increasing number of people–the possibility […]

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House price growth to slow down.(UK HOUSE PRICES)

House price growth to slow down.(UK HOUSE PRICES) The 1.1 per cent house price surge in March waned in April, according to Nationwide Building Society. The forecast for house price movements is erratic this year and Nationwide warns consumers “not to place too much emphasis on one month’s set of numbers”. However, overall the housing […]

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Mortgage calculator.

Mortgage calculator. Mortgage Calculator Cost per 1,000 [pounds sterling] of mortgage–remember to add the monthly cost of any repayment vehicle (endowment, ISA etc) to the total on an interest-only loan. Repayment figures assume a mortgage term of 25 years. Rate Interest-only Repayment mortgage mortgage 2.0% 1.67 [pounds sterling] 4.27 [pounds sterling] 2.5% 2.09 [pounds sterling] […]