Budgeting for Petrol & Diesel Usage

If you’re a money-wise individual, then you have a good idea of your in-comings and outgoings. If you’re organised and thorough then you may draw up a weekly or monthly budget so that you can record, estimate and reflect on …

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Are Shares a Risky Investment?

The stockmarket is often seen as a casino. The newspapers often refer to the market-side of investment banking as ‘casino banking’ which reinforces this commonly held view. In this article I would like to bust the myth that ‘investing in …

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Are Commodity Prices Affected By A Recession?

Commodity prices are volatile and difficult to predict, however we have built up an understanding of how commodity prices react to changes in the economic environment. This knowledge still doesn’t give us a perfect crystal ball – as the economy …

Simon OatesAre Commodity Prices Affected By A Recession?

Are Commodities Suitable for Beginners / New Investors?

I’ve written many articles about commodities and the opportunities for investment in them on Financial Expert. I sometimes even mention the asset class of commodities when writing articles aimed at beginners. But are commodities mutual funds, ETFs, futures contracts and …

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Are Commodities Overpriced?

In my article ‘How to Invest in Commodities‘, I highlight the different routes to commodity exposure for retail investors. The dominant method, commodity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have seen record inflows during the first part of 2011. Although it is …

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Are Commodities A Good & Safe Investment?

The question of whether commodities are a good investment has been banded around alot in the financial blogosphere lately. The second, more contentious question is whether commodities are a safe investment or not. Let me first distinguish between the two, …

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A List of Commodities You Can Invest In

As part of the Financial Expert guide on ‘How to Invest In Commodities‘, what follows is an up-to-date list of the different types of commodities that are traded on the main mercentile exchanges such as NYMEX and the London Metal …

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How ERP can help your business to save money

Used by both small businesses and multi-national corporations Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, is a type of software solution, typically a collection of integrated applications, designed to collect, manage and interpret a company’s data, from planning and development figures, to …

Simon OatesHow ERP can help your business to save money