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7 ways your brain makes you a terrible investor

You have a brain, and the chemicals in your brain often force you to make irrational decisions. This affects all your decisions, whether in your love life or your investment portfolio.<p>"Investors are 'normal,' not rational," says Meir Statman, one of the leading thinkers in behavioral …

A tale of two Spanish property markets | Olive Press News Spain

<b>‘LA crisis’ hit Spain hard and, for many, where it hurt most. Property prices have plunged by 40% on average nationwide since 2008, hitting</b> …

Spanish construction sector boosted by 27% increase in property licences

Construction activity in Spain tailed off between 2007 and 2014, but permit approvals are on the up once more.<p>Figures released by Spain’s Ministry of …

Spanish Tourism Has Best Summer in a Decade

According to data published last week by the tourism companies association, Exceltur, it would seem that Spanish tourism is taking advantage of the …

Spanish News Today

British Sterling Forecast & Market Reports

Spain Property Renaissance Gives Life to Stock Turnaround

Sergio Berdion lived his whole life in Madrid until 2012, when Spain’s real estate collapse drove him to Chile in search of work. Last year he came …

10 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property | Investopedia

Real estate has produced many of the world’s wealthy people, so there are plenty of reasons to think that property is a sound investment. But like …

Real Estate

Marbella Investors Change Direction

In recent years the landscape in the <b>Marbella property</b> market has changed considerably, moving from a classic depression market in which investors …

2016' from world leading property research consultants.

The challenge for this publication was to identify these basic factors which all markets have in common. The exercise meant that we have been able to …

Knightsbridge billionaires told to live in their empty London homes — or leave

It contains London’s most expensive block of flats, the world’s most famous shop, Princess Diana’s favourite restaurant and the homes of hundreds of …

Here's what Volkswagen did and how it got caught

The company cheated diesel emissions tests in the US for seven years.<p>It did so through a clever piece of software that could identify when it was being tested and reduce harmful exhaust so it looked as if the cars met requirements, when in fact they didn't.<p>Volkswagen was caught by independent …

Spanish Mortgage Lending Surges 48% as Homes Recovery Takes Hold

Spanish mortgage lending rose the most in 11 months in July as competition between lenders helped curb borrowing costs.<p>Lending for all types of …

Five takeaways from the Catalan elections

Pro-independence parties emerged with a majority of seats in Sunday’s regional election in Catalonia but they fell short of their target to capture …

Obama meets Putin: 5 things to know about Russia's failing economy

There is no sugarcoating it. Russia's economy is failing.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to reclaim his place in the superpowers club on Monday, addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting President Obama on the sidelines to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine.<p>But while Putin takes …

Zero Inflation Looms for ECB as Oil Drop Counters Stimulus

If the euro area is about to run out of inflation -- again -- it won’t shock Mario Draghi.<p>The European Central Bank president said more than three …