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Forestry Investments – Options Available to the Private Investor

Investing in forestry warrants serious consideration. Historically attractive long-run returns relative to other investment classes, low volatility and high correlation with inflation, make a forestry investment a good inflationary hedge. Investing in forestry can help to bring balance and stability...

Investing In Wine – Exercise Caution Ahead

Among the myriad alternative investment products which have come to prominence since the onset of the global financial crisis made dangerous terrain of the traditional stocks and bonds markets, with everything from rare earth minerals to carbon credits getting a...

PIBS – You Get What You Pay For, Risk And All

High-yield fixed-income oddball looking increasingly anachronistic Intro Sooner or later, the investor trawling the markets for a fixed-income security which also offers a yield beyond the virtually undetectable will be drawn to PIBS – Permanent Interest Bearing Shares. They’ve been...

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....

Fine Wine Investment – A View From The Inside

Fine Wine Investment Revisited Last year, iNVEZZ took a look at fine wine as an investment product (Investing In Wine – Exercise Caution Ahead) which concluded that, unless you have a high level of expertise – that you know your...

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...

Investing In Residential Property – The Whys And Wherefores

A Primer For Investment In Homes For Reward Introduction – Why Would You Do It? In this piece, we take a look at investment in residential real estate from the perspective of the private investor – someone looking to become...

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...

Buying Property in Spain – Is now a good time?

The past year has seen increasing numbers of Britons snapping up property in Spain. House prices are low; the pound is strong and the sunny escape is tempting. There is a lot of information out there, and it’s easy to...

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