Guide to Investing in Gold Bullion Coins

For the people out there who want to hold a small sum of gold, but don’t want to break the bank, investing in gold bullion coins could be a solution. Gold coins are remarkably beautiful and great to look at. They also make great collections to wow friends and family. If a specific design of a coin is especially rare …

What is a Hedge Fund?

Hedge funds are pooled investments, whereby a number of investors entrust their money to a fund manager, who invests in various traded securities. Hedge fund managers will use active fund management strategies as they seek to provide positive absolute returns, regardless of overall market movements. Typical hedge fund trading strategies could include: Using debt to leverage (gear up) investments made …

What is a Sophisticated Investor?

If you have recently chosen a stockbroker or signed up for peer to peer lending platforms, you may have been asked to certify whether you are a ‘Sophisticated Investor.’ This phrase isn’t just a new way to boost the ego of valuable customers. ‘Sophisticated Investor’, is an official definition used by the Financial Conduct Authority, and it could have a …

Is Gold Overpriced & Overvalued?

The price of a troy ounce of gold has moved between $1,000 and $2,000 over the 2010 decade. Is that a fair price for this precious metal, or an unjustifiable premium? ‘Is gold is overpriced / overvalued?’ is a natural question for new investors to ask. Before investing in commodities, it makes sense to understand whether the market is trading …

Which are the UK’s largest land owners?

I’m expanding my popular How to invest in land guide with a series of short articles. Let’s explore some curious questions about investing in land which I couldn’t squeeze into the original article! Question 3: Who owns the most land in the UK? Whether our motivation comes from envy or curiosity, many of us are interested in who owns the …

Do landowners own the ground below their land?

I’m expanding my popular How to invest in land guide with a series of short articles. Let’s explore some curious questions about investing in land which I couldn’t squeeze into the original article! Question 2: Do landowners own the ground below their land? If so, how deep? When metal detector enthusiasts discover a trove of treasure, more than one party will see …

Do landowners own the air above their land?

I’m expanding my popular How to invest in land guide with a series of short articles. Let’s explore some curious questions about investing in land which I couldn’t squeeze into the original article!  Question 1: Do landowners own the airspace above their land? “Get off my land!” is a famous phrase, usually bellowed by a farmer holding a shotgun. What about “Get out of my …

Commodities News and Data Sources

The efficient-market hypothesis may theorise otherwise, but all practitioners understand that performing thorough research will yield better results than picking out commodities investments at random. To support my ultimate guide on How to invest in commodities, I have compiled this shortlist of excellent places to find news and data on the commodities asset class. I will highlight the different sources …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Land

There are 149 million square kilometres of land on this planet. That’s 20,000 square metres per person. Do you personally own your fair share? I have created the ultimate guide on how to invest in land to help spread useful information about this well-known but rarely-used asset class. Investments in land can be lucrative, but you will generate those returns …

Are Commodities Suitable for Beginner Investors?

The list of globally traded commodities gets longer every year. With so many products, at least one commodity will be a ‘hot property’ at any given moment. Any commodity that posts double-digit returns will attract a flurry of media attention. With these column inches, interest from beginner investors begins to pick-up. In this article, I will give my opinion on …