Switzerland is holding a referendum which could force its central bank to buy hundreds of tonnes of gold. Bengt Saelensminde looks at how this could affect investors.
Stock market investment relies on trust between shareholders and company directors. Recent controversial events have shaken this trust, says David Thornton.
With the ski season upon us, you may be thinking of buying a holiday home abroad. But before you do, Matthew Partridge lists four things to look out for.
There are a huge number of index tracker funds in the UK masquerading as – and being charged as – actively managed funds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
More and more people are investing for themselves. But which broker should you use? Holly Mackay explains what you need to know.
If there’s one thing we can take from falling oil prices, it’s that nobody – not industry experts nor the once-mighty Opec – has any real control or influence. John Stepek explains why.
They may be boring, but annual reports offer you invaluable insights into companies, says Phil Oakley.
In yesterday’s markets, the FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 6,729, while most other world markets saw modest rises.
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