Countries tend to go through interest rate cycles and a higher interest rate ensures a better return on your hard-earned cash. Inflation, if not accounted for, could devastate your savings. A rise in the interest rate must be considered in conjunction with inflation in order to assess its actual impact on your savings. Here are a few things to consider when saving in a rising interest rate environment.
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“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham.

Are you interested in trading on the global financial markets? If so, have you considered trading in options, or more specifically, SPOT options? What are SPOT options, and how can you place successful trades utilizing the SPOT option vehicle?
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Investing and trading commodities can be an attractive proposition – for some, it’s a gold mine of a hobby – but the volume of jargon and specialized terminology involved can make for an intimidating introduction to world markets; after all, not everybody understands speculators and non-deliverable forwards. So, with that in mind, let’s break down one of the most popular trading markets – the foreign exchange or “forex” market – into tasty bits.
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How To Choose The Best Binary Options Broker

by Pam on February 20, 2017

With the emergence of new virtual markets and the ongoing evolution of products and offerings, there have been difficulties in keeping track of these products’ reliability and sustainability. This in turn has generated the need for traders to turn to binary options. When it comes to selecting the best binary options broker, numerous factors need to be considered if you value your money. Brokerages can either be small or large, but both offer trading assets, which would highly depend on your product. Ultimately, it comes down to choosing the brokerage with the best reputation, software, and payouts. Making the right decision of selecting the appropriate binary options broker from the get go can mean the difference between your trades earning more or less.
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It is a common misconception that the ultra-wealthy residents of Mayfair do not contribute to the local economy. However, the findings in a new report from Wetherell quite clearly show this to be the opposite. In fact, the residents of the affluent neighbourhood support the shopping, leisure, and employments sectors substantially.

Mayfair is home to some 2,000 millionaires, of which 200 are earning nine-figure annual sums, and 20 are billionaires, who contribute an abundant £2.5 billion to the UK and local economy. With supporting data from Westminster City Council, Dataloft, and EGI, the report findings show that people living in the prime area support the economy through spending on employment, luxury shopping, consultants, and other expenditure. When reviewing the annual spending of super prime households in Mayfair, living in properties with a value of over £15 million, it revealed that the top three category spends are Interior and Artworks, Clothes, and Staff at £2,700,000, £644,000, and £325,000 respectively.
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Four Reasons People Love Mutual Funds

by Pam on December 12, 2016

Do some research online about the different methods available to first-time investors, and you’ll start to see a lot about mutual funds. Effectively offering an alternative to personal portfolio management, these types of funds have become quite popular over the years with people who want to watch their investments grow, but aren’t sure how to make it happen on their own. It should be noted that a mutual fund is by no means a guaranteed success—and there is no such thing in the world of investing and financial management. But to help explain these funds’ general popularity, here are a few of the common reasons people seem to love them.

1. Money Is Managed Professionally

Curiously enough, this came up in an article on why rich people like mutual funds, in which it was simply stated that wealthy and successful people don’t pretend to know everything about money management. Why this angle needs to be presented as being exclusive to the wealthy is a mystery, however. Most people know far more about how we make money than about how to manage that money. Thus, perhaps the main appeal of mutual funds is that they’re handled by professional investors whose job is to make sure your finances grow over time.
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real estate investing tipsIn the last few decades ever more of us have started to invest in real estate. Arguably the appeal of sinking money into property has grown since the economic crash, as many traditional savings accounts and investment opportunities have offered ever-dwindling returns.

However, it would be a mistake to think that investing in property offers guaranteed riches. Quite the opposite; as competition for suitable properties has grown, so sourcing the right opportunity that stacks up financially has become ever more challenging.

If you’re considering making the shift from savings to real estate investing here are five of the biggest factors to consider before you purchase your first rental property…
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