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Here's an even better way to back my hunch that German shares are looking attractive

The Opportunist: With more money-printing likely, German shares should soar and the euro could fall. Here's how to profit<p>Three months ago in this column I argued the wisdom of investing in Germany.<p>Allow me to remind you why and to tell you how the investment highlighted has performed.<p>I also, now, …

Investing

Questor share tip: Buy Braemar as shares look cheap given profit recovery

The well diversified shipping group is enjoying a jump in profits from strong demand for oil tankers, says Questor<p>Braemar<p><b>430¾p<br>Questor says BUY</b><p>The UK shipbroking industry has been hit hard by the downturn in China as the wheels of trade begin to slow. However, the slump holds a silver lining for …

Merchant Shipping

No end in sight to the income drought – this is my savings survival plan

Cash savings and shares have both proved disappointing recently. As more rate cuts loom, what can savers do?<p>What a terrible time to depend for your income on savings or investments.<p>The 20pc fall in the stock market over the past nine months will have shattered many people’s faith in shares, even if …

Higher inflation is the price we will pay for a falling pound

Headline inflation is likely to end 2016 much closer to 2pc than to the current rate of 0.2pc.<p>Sterling has been on the slide in 2016. The value of the pound has fallen by nearly 5pc against the currencies of our major trading partners since the turn of the year.<p>In the past week sterling has been …

Rates to rise so should I sell all my bond funds in 2016?

Bonds have been in a 30-year bull run but now look vulnerable. We explain why experts are bearish, while naming the Isa funds tipped to weather the storm<p>It is the time of year when predictions of the demise of bonds rise to the surface.<p>For the past couple of years concerns have been rumbling on …

What the end of the financial crisis means for investors

The prospects for economic activity are improving, while those for financial assets are deteriorating<p>The global financial crisis began in early 2007 when institutions were hit by problems with portfolios linked to US sub-prime mortgage loans, as the US housing market began to falter. But what …

Questor share tip: Mega deals leave billions of cash on the table

It is a high risk strategy, but for the adventurous investor there is plenty of money jusy lying around in this year's mega deals<p><b>Gains through mergers<br>Questor says HOLD</b><p>There is no such thing as a free lunch, but in the world of mega-deals there is often a lot of money left lying around on the table. …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Currency risk: how can expats safeguard their hard-earned money?

Fluctuations in exchange rates are just one of the hurdles expats find in their path. Our columnist offers some tips on making your money go further<p>Expats face a number of risks when they move abroad - everything from cultural differences to new laws that need to be learnt and abided by.<p>But one of …

Citigroup urges investors to 'be brave' as it forecasts a 20pc gain in global equities by end-2016

Citigroup reckons global equities will gain 20pc by the end of 2016, despite a torrid third quarter performance<p>Fortune favours the 'brave', or so Citigroup strategists seem to believe. The investment bank has forecast a 20pc gain in global equities in next 15 months.<p>Last week, global equities were …

Stock Markets

Articles about 5 modern homes scotland on Dwell.com - Dwell

On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been …

Outdoors

How to invest like... The pair who called the Wall Street Crash

Messrs. Merrill and Lynch helped spread wealth and opportunity from elites on Wall Street to ordinary people<p>The names Merrill and Lynch are synonymous with both the best and worst of the investment world.<p>The modern Merrill Lynch was a high-profile casualty of the credit crisis. It had moved …

Investing

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Cluff Natural Resources and Dairy Crest

Every week we round-up the Sunday newspaper share tips. This week Cluff Natural Resources, Dairy Crest and firms that should be well placed to negate …

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

Bank accounts: £200 switch bonus or 5% interest current account

<b>If you're unhappy with your bank account, don't groan, moan or whinge. Switching has never been easier – and you can get £200 in cash or up to £185</b> …

MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Investing abroad is now easier, but is it worth it?

There are almost 2,500 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and for most of us that is quite enough to choose from. However, a small but …

Seeing the Woodford through the trees

With the recent collapse of stock markets around the world, now could be seen as the perfect time for opportunistic investors to buy.<p>And for those …

Top 10 Home Brew Beer Recipes

To home brew a great beer—whether it's all-grain or extract—requires, first and foremost, an understanding of the process and mastery of brewing technique. That's not to say creative, well-balanced recipes with all the right ingredients don't help with the final product. We scoured brewing books, …

Mark Slater's share tips: three income stocks that pay 5pc

Mark Slater, son of legendary investor Jim Slater and manager of the Slater Growth and Slater Income funds, tips three high-yielding income shares<p>For investors such as Mark Slater who look for cheaply priced shares, the stock market’s discount aisle is no longer full of bargains following the …

8 Free Things To Do In Tokyo - Holiday In Japan Need Not Be Expensive

Tokyo is an exciting multi-faceted megalopolis and a must-visit for all wanderlusters. It is not only Japan’s capital but also the world’s gourmet …

Japan

Saudi Arabia opens stock market: Five shares worth buying

The Arab world's largest stock market has just opened to foreign investors. So where should you put your money? The Telegraph looks at five companies worth adding to an emerging market portfolio<p>Saudi Arabia has opened its stock market to foreigners for the first time but what stocks should …

A trick to supercharging returns from the best fund managers

How can the same portfolio of shares can return 150pc more over ten years? We explain why...<p>Portfolios structured as investment trusts deliver consistently higher returns than the same portfolios structured as unit trusts or “Oeics”, <i>Telegraph Money</i> research can reveal.<p>Investment trusts have in most …

Investing

Questor share tip: RPC shares for long term growth

Revenue and profits are accelerating after recent acquisitions, says Questor<p><b>RPC<br>634.5p +16.5p<br>Questor says BUY</b><p><b>RPC’s [LON:RPC] shares</b> are looking cheap after the plastic packaging group reported better-than-expected profits and said it would make larger savings from a recent acquisition.<p>The FTSE …

Should you invest in a children's nursery for 8pc a year?

An expanding chain of 36 nurseries wants to borrow to take advantage of rising demand for childcare, and will pay investors 8pc<p>Among the latest ventures seeking to raise money from private investors is a fast-expanding chain of children's nurseries that wants to borrow up to £3m and is offering to …

Questor share tip: Buy FirstGroup as turnaround is on track

Transport group says profit margins are recovering after overexpanding in the US before the financial crisis, says Questor<p><b>FirstGroup<br>126.9p +7.6p<br>Questor says BUY</b><p><b>SHARES in FirstGroup [LON:FGP</b> jumped more than 5pc higher as its annual results suggested the transport operator’s turnaround is on …

New research names Britain's best tracker funds

Picking the wrong tracker can cost you '£125'. A new and unique tool highlights the best funds<p>One of Britain's most leading analysts of fund performance has devised a new way of rating tracker funds, claiming to highlight which are the best - and the worst.<p>FE Trustnet, the fund analyst, unveiled …

Questor share tip: Energy Assets still a buy

The smart meter company is building up a strong core of cash generating assets that investors should tap into, says Questor<p><b>Energy Assets<br>475p -2p<br>Questor says BUY</b><p><b>ENERGY Assets [LON:EAS]</b>, which installs smart electricity and gas meters for industry, is seeing revenue and profits rise as customers try …

'If there was one risky fund I would back for 2015...'

The fund analysts pick the one high-risk fund they would back as part of their 2015-16 Isa allowance...and we reveal how their fund tips from last year fared<p>Today marks the start of a new tax year ushering in the most generous <b>Isa allowance</b> ever. Between now and April 5, 2016, you can shield £15,240 …

Four low-risk scenarios of where to invest for maximum returns

We look at four scenarios outlined by Telegraph Money readers who are seeking information or advice about where to invest their pension savings<p>The landmark pension freedoms available from today will change the way in which people invest their retirement savings. It has almost certainly had an …

'One year on from Anthony Bolton retiring – the changes I have made to Fidelity China Special Situations'

The man who replaced legendary investor Anthony Bolton has returned 52pc over the past year – here he explains the shares he has been buying and selling<p>The Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust, launched to great fanfare in April 2010, has turned a corner after four years of sluggish …

Woodford offers more shares in Patient Capital Trust to meet demand

The company will offer up to £800m-worth of shares rather than £500m, mitigating the risk that investors would get fewer than they applied for<p>Investors applying for shares in Woodford Patient Capital, the investment trust being launched by the feted fund manager Neil Woodford, have been assured …