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David Burrows

For more than 25-years, Dave has written for a wide range of newspapers and broadcasters including The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Sky News. Previously nominated as National Financial Media Journalist of the Year, Dave specialises in investment features and business profiles.

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UK houses
Nationwide points to house price pick up in October

Across the UK, year-on-year house price growth stood at 2.5% in October, up from 2.3% in September, the Nationwide Building Society has reported.

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Next feels effects of tough high street conditions

Next,the UK retail chain, expects trading to remain “extremely volatile” as directory sales continue to offset difficult conditions on the high street

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Cryptocurrency: who, what, why & how of bitcoin and others

Essentially a cryptocurrency is a digital currency. Think of it as electricity converted into lines of code with monetary value. The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is with little doubt the biggest disruption to the monetary system for centuries.

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Averaging up and the hot hand fallacy

Hot Hand thinking can often be linked with what is termed averaging up. Often referred to as ‘pyramiding’ this is when, after buying shares in a company, you buy some more as the price gets higher.

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The do’s and don’ts of small cap investing

Why invest in huge multi-nationals when the real high growth opportunities are among smaller companies – commonly called small cap?

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Jargon Buster of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing used to centre around the Five B’s boobs, booze, baccy, betting and bombs. Or using slightly better grammar – an investment fund which screened out companies linked to pornography, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and arms manufacture. But things have evolved somewhat.

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Are absolute return funds the answer to investor prayers?

Absolute Return funds are designed to provide a profitable return regardless of whether the market goes up or down. It sounds like the perfect solution for investors who don’t want to risk their money. But not quite.

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Fund managers: pros and cons of single country trading

Fund managers are offering single country funds in developing markets such as China, Brazil, India and Indonesia, but do they offer great rewards and are they worth the risk?

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Recovery funds: can fund managers pick turnaround firms?

Which fund managers have the capability to identify turnaround stories and how have recovery funds fared during recent bull markets

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How to avoid investing money in firms that go bust

Investing money in listed companies is risky. High street names such as Woolworths can go spectacularly bust while major brands can fall from grace with incredible speed.

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Property investment post-Brexit: as safe as houses?

What are the prospects for UK Commercial property funds after a tough year and with Brexit beckoning?

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What are the basics of trading smart?

There is no sure-fire way to ensure trading success but there are plenty of common pitfalls you should avoid. Learning the basics of trading will help you invest smart.

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Impact investing – what’s to be gained for society and investors?

Investing in ethical funds is all very well but what if you want to be more involved? Impact investing allows greater control on how your money can generate social or environmental benefits.

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ECB leaves rates and stimulus unchanged

The European Central Bank left interest rates and asset purchases unchanged on Thursday

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Bonds can offer good returns
Are Mini Bonds the ideal solution in a low-interest rate world?

With savings rates dismally low, investors are searching for better rates of return. Mini bonds, which are loans to companies, certainly offer investors a great deal more but are they worth the risk?

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