This Investment Guide aims to educate the investing public about both traditional and alternative asset classes to encourage more informed investment decisions.

Ground Rent Investments

Ground rent investment involves acquiring the freehold title of residential or commercial leasehold property. As ground rent investments are illiquid in nature, they are best suited to investors who do not require immediate access to their funds....

Investing in Whisky

The Scotch Whisky industry is incredibly important to Scotland. There are 133 Scotch Whisky distilleries in Scotland, with regulations dictating that the spirit must be allowed to mature in oak casks for a...

Investing in UK Domain Names

Getting started investing in UK domain names is easy but that doesn't mean it's a suitable investment for everyone. Before investing, the most important thing to understand is that domain names (even good ones) are illiquid assets...

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax (often referred to as 'CGT') is a tax payable by UK individuals who sell or dispose of an asset at a profit. Capital gains tax is applicable to the taxable gain (i.e. the difference...

Your Money or Your Life – Book Summary

Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin is credited with starting the now infamous FIRE movement. The premise of the book is that in modern society, the majority of people trade their time...

Investing in Silver – is it a good investment?

Silver prices have fluctuated considerably over the last 20 years. From the start of 2004 to 27 March 2011, investing in silver would have bagged you an impressive return of over 800% with silver prices rising from...

Investing in Buy-to-Let Property

In this buy-to-let investment guide, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of how investing in UK property using buy-to-let mortgages works and what you should consider before investing. What is buy-to-let property...

Bond Yields Explained

This article will explain the differences between income yield, redemption yield (also known as 'yield to maturity'), yield to call and yield to worst. It will also teach you how to calculate bond yields in Excel.

Investing in Platinum – is it a solid investment?

Whereas silver and gold bullion coins and bars have illustrious pasts serving as legal tender across many economies, platinum has only ever been used within the monetary system of Russia. This is perhaps best explained by the...

Compound Interest Explained

What is compound interest?How is compound interest calculated?Compound interest formulaCalculating compound interest in ExcelThe Rule of 72Why is compound interest an important concept?The effect of compounding periods What is compound interest?
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