Over recent months there has been plenty of debate about what has been driving higher gold prices. Gold reached a record high of $1,226.56 an ounce during trading this week, but finished more than 5% lower at $1,161.40 on Friday.
New research from National Savings & Investments has revealed that Britons have not made savings any more of a priority, despite the financial shocks and economic turmoil of the past eighteen months.
A key part of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) proposals from the Financial Services Authority was raising the minimum benchmark qualification level for all financial planners.
One quality to look for when choosing an investment fund is the longevity of the fund manager. Yesterday was a busy day for fund manager movements.
HM Revenue & Customs this week have issued a reminder to those people still due to submit a return. The 31st October deadline for paper returns has already passed, so the only option still available is to file your tax return online before 31st January.
Figures released today by the Investment Management Association (IMA) show that gross sales of Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) were the highest ever for any October. They were also the highest monthly figure outside the ISA season since June 2000.
Think about Dubai and you probably picture great weather, sandy beaches, luxury hotels and and modern cities. News yesterday that State-owned Dubai World wants to delay repaying its debts for six months had a big impact on global stockmarkets, with the FTSE 100 closing down -3.18%. Has the Dubai bubble finally burst?
The big news in the world of fund management this morning is the return of Anthony Bolton to running money. Bolton, arguably one of the most successful investors of his generation, will be relocating to Hong Kong to manage a new China fund for Fidelity.
Informed Choice chief executive Nick Bamford is speaking at the Personal Finance Society (PFS) Conference 2009 in London tomorrow morning. Here are some videos of Nick rehearsing his presentation, about how to change to the new advice model, this afternoon.
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