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Forex Chart Analysis: An Introduction

Get to grips with the basics of using charts for technical analysis Chart analysis is the projection of future price movements via the analysis of historical price movements, where historical price movements can be presented in various ways. Bar chart...

The Bonds Markets – An Introduction

Gilts, Investment Grade or Junk – A Look At Investment In Tradable Debt Instruments Whether the aim is stable income in retirement, a specific future cash need, portfolio diversification or old-fashioned risk aversion, or a combination of such factors, an...

Spread Betting – A Beginner’s Guide

What Is Spread Betting and How Does it Work? Introduction to Financial Spread Betting Financial spread betting is a form of investing by means of betting on the movement of global financial markets. Or, in other words, it is trading...

REIT Evaluation – More Than One Way To Skin The Cat

In the first of this two-part series Investing in REITs: A Guide to Going About It, we looked at the nature of REITs – real estate investment trusts – and the practicalities of taking a stake in this growth investment product....

Investing In REITs – A Guide To Going About It

Real Estate Investment Trusts An Interesting Option But Homework Needed What’s A REIT and How Do I Buy In? For the prospective investor in publicly-traded real estate investment trusts – REITs – there is the need first to understand the...

Real Estate Investment Trusts and Student Housing – A Natural Fit?

Illiquidity In Retail Student Accommodation Investment Would Be Addressed By a Specialist REIT Student Lets – Sound But Illiquid Investment Some months back, we at invezz.com wrote a piece (it’s here) on student accommodation investment, then – and still – being...

Initial Public Offerings – Good or Bad Investment Option?

Caveat Emptor Tag Should Hang on Every IPO Share “The IPO of The Century” On Thursday, 2 February 2012, Facebook announced that it was going to undertake what would amount to the biggest-ever stock market listing for a technology company....

A Quarter of a Million Play in London’s Buy-to-Let Market

A Look At Realistic Returns On £250,000 Invested In London Residential Property Introduction – A Middle Class BTL Investment In this piece, we delve into the London housing market on the footing that we’re a buy-to-let investor with a quarter...

Investment in Indonesia – Let’s Be Careful Out There

Contracts Get You Only So Far In Go-ahead But Opaque Wannabe Asian Tiger When Sergeant Phil Esterhaus counselled – as he did each episode of 1980s police drama Hill Street Blues – the incoming shift at Hill Street police station...

Investing in Art – It’s An Oxymoron

Unless You’ve Got Money To Burn, Buy Art Because You Like It – Or The Artist One of these pictures is a Monet. The other is a Manet. If you can’t tell which is which, investing in art is probably...

A Closer Look at Green Investment

What is a Green Investment and What Green Investment Products are Out There? The idea of green or eco-investment is extremely popular at present. Like all things ‘green’ it confers the idea that by making an investment in this way...

The Ins and Outs of Investing in Rare Gold Coins

The Collectibles Conundrum: Hobby/Investment vs. Investment/Hobby A bit of history The first gold coins in the world found their way into the pockets of the Lydians, the citizens of a kingdom related to ancient Greece and located in modern-day Turkey....

Ways to invest in Gold

From Bullion in the Basement to Spread Betting and Everything in Between Investing in Gold There has been a lot of noise of late about investing in gold. Whether or not you give at least some credence to the approach...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Spread Betting

Why is Spread Betting So Popular? And Why Traders Must Also Be Aware of the Inherent Risks Attached Just like any type of investment, spread betting is associated with benefits and risks, with leverage often being cited as both the...

Houses Versus Apartments – The Investment Debate

A Look at Some of The Pros and Cons of Choosing a House or an Apartment for an Investment Property For the first-time investor, or an investor seeking to diversify beyond an existing portfolio of, say, stocks and bonds, it’s...

Buying Repossessed Properties – A Beginners Guide

Repossessed Property Sales Fit the ‘Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining’ Maxim for Investors Who Can Take Advantage of a Stuttering Economy to Pick up a Bargain. We Take a Look at the Basics of Buying Repossessed Property. Repossessed Property...

Spread Betting vs. CFD Trading

What’s the Difference and Which is Best For You? Both spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs) are among the preferred investment vehicles for traders, particularly in the United Kingdom. Although both instruments share some of the same characteristics such...

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