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What Are Annuities?

A good way to describe annuities is to highlight the similarities of an annuity to an insurance policy. A monthly premium is paid for a life insurance policy; in the same manner, annuity monthly payments are made to an insurance company or financial institution. The annuity payment received each month...
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Saving For Your Child’s Future

There are a few options available to parents, guardians, or other carers who wish to save money for their children’s future. Child-specific, long-term investment plans are explained below, along with adult-held accounts that can be designated as child savings. Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are available to children living in the...
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Buying and Holding Gold

Gold is a precious metal in more ways than one. Behaving more like a currency than a commodity, gold is often viewed as an investor’s hedge against a country in crisis. Gold investment, like almost any other investment, can be made with a bit of planning and thought. It is...
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Investing in a Hedge Fund

Hedge funds have been receiving lots of media attention in the recent years, but few people have a true understanding of them. Hedge funds are similar to investment firms, but they operate a little bit differently because they are not as regulated. Here is what you need to know about...
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SIPP Accounts

What is an SIPP? A Self Invested Personal Pension, better known as an SIPP for short, is a type of retirement plan that was initially launched in 1989. The express purpose of an SIPP is to offer individuals, who are planning toward their eventual retirement, a better form of management...
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Pooled Investments

It is difficult to diversity a portfolio in stocks or commodities for most single investors. Knowing this, many investors put their money in Pooled Investments. Many Pooled Investments have large numbers of investors, making it easier to buy and sell a larger variety of assets. What Are Pooled Investments? A...
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Corporate Bonds

Many companies raise money to invest in their operations by selling corporate bonds. Bonds have a face value such as £1,000, which the organisation must return to the investor at the end of the maturity period, such as five, ten years or 30 years. The attraction in corporate bonds lies...
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Covered Warrants

What Are Covered Warrants? Covered warrants are warrants that are issued without equity or bonds to accompany them. They are related to normal warrants in that the person who holds them is allowed to buy or sell a set quantity of financial instruments such as equities or currencies from the...
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Structured Products

In the lingering aftermath of the global financial crisis, many individuals are hesitant to invest their money in fear of losing what little remains. For these investors, and others, structured products allow one to receive a portion of the upside benefit of making an investment while simultaneously protecting against the...
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