Bitcoin price: Why has it reached its highest price for nearly three years?

A surging appetite for bitcoin since the end of September has seen the price of the cryptocurrency soar to levels last seen in January 2018, with one of America’s largest banks even suggesting it could prove an alternative to gold.  At one point on Wednesday, it almost touched the $14,000 barrier – but despite a … Read more Bitcoin price: Why has it reached its highest price for nearly three years?

Why are investors willing to buy billions in negative yielding bonds?

The European Union hit the headlines last week when it borrowed €17billion, or £15billion, in ‘social bonds’, which would be dished out to member states to help them recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Brussels’ first ever coronavirus-linked issuance sparked a feeding frenzy from investors, with demand for the debt of its 27 member states hitting … Read more Why are investors willing to buy billions in negative yielding bonds?

What will the U.S. presidential election mean for investors?

With just six days until the big vote, what will the U.S. presidential election mean for investors?  Though polls consistently show Joe Biden ahead, numbers in swing states are tighter — giving President Trump a plausible shot at re-election.  Few will have forgotten the shock of 2016, when predictions of a near-certain victory for Hillary … Read more What will the U.S. presidential election mean for investors?

What is greenwashing and how can you know if a company is ethical?

The past six months has seen a surge in people wanting to make the economy greener, with a third of Britons stating the pandemic has sharpened their focus when it comes to the environment.  Asked what the Covid-19 outbreak had focused their minds on, 31 per cent said their pandemic experience has increased awareness of climate … Read more What is greenwashing and how can you know if a company is ethical?

SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Discoverie Group

SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Electrical components supplier Discoverie stands to gain from shift towards automation accelerated by Covid By Philip Whiterow, Proactive Investors, For Thisismoney.co.uk Published: 16:10 GMT, 26 October 2020 | Updated: 16:10 GMT, 26 October 2020 After some disruption from Covid-19, Discoverie Group’s trading update this month underlined the company was again on … Read more SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Discoverie Group

Buffettology pulls investment trust IPO due to lack of investor interest

Investors lose faith in UK recovery as much-anticipated Buffettology investment trust pulls its planned float due to lack of interest Buffettology Smaller Companies Trust had announced plans to float last month It has pulled its IPO after failing to raise the £100m minimum required to float Tellworth British Recovery and Growth trust also pulled its … Read more Buffettology pulls investment trust IPO due to lack of investor interest

MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Gold in Scottish hills with Scotgold

MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: There’s gold in them thar SCOTTISH hills with Scotgold! By Joanne Hart, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 15:23 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 15:23 GMT, 25 October 2020 Some investors may find gold alluring but would prefer to keep their cash close to home, supporting businesses and fostering employment on … Read more MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Gold in Scottish hills with Scotgold

We’re going to court, say lawyers in Neil Woodford fight

One of the five firms looking to obtain compensation for investors who lost money in the break-up of investment fund Woodford Equity Income is set to launch a multi-million pound class action in the courts by the end of the year.  The Mail on Sunday understands that litigation specialist Harcus Parker is likely to be … Read more We’re going to court, say lawyers in Neil Woodford fight

We’re going to court, say lawyers in Neil Woodford fight

One of the five firms looking to obtain compensation for investors who lost money in the break-up of investment fund Woodford Equity Income is set to launch a multi-million pound class action in the courts by the end of the year.  The Mail on Sunday understands that litigation specialist Harcus Parker is likely to be … Read more We’re going to court, say lawyers in Neil Woodford fight

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Gold miner hits rich seam of dividends

Some investors may find gold alluring but would prefer to keep their cash close to home, supporting businesses and fostering employment on these shores. Scotgold is an intriguing option for anyone falling into this bracket.  The company is just weeks away from commercial gold production at the Cononish mine, located in the Loch Lomond and … Read more MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Gold miner hits rich seam of dividends