Markets are funny thing – and as we move into the latter part of 2013, the average returns for all the big asset classes are set to be low for decades to come. But there are some ways in which you can ensure that you can be above average.

Taking the London Business School’s (LBS) forecasts for real returns into account, the real returns for the big asset classes over » Continue Reading.

Categories: Investments & Trading

People understand that having a real estate portfolio as part of an asset sheet is one of the ways to success. But real estate holdings require time, care and maintenance. Real estate holdings, whether they are commercial or residential need to be taken care of from the viewpoint of structuring the financial aspects of the purchase to the renting aspect. Particular attention must be made as to the type » Continue Reading.

Investment property can be very lucrative. It makes sense to protect your rental investment and ensure the best experience for your tenants responsible for generating revenue.

Most property investors are purely interested in the investment only and not the responsibilities associated with being a landlord, thus they hire a property management company to assume the task of managing the property. In hiring a property management team, you will benefit » Continue Reading.

Recently you may have seen the news that Warren Buffet, the multi-billionaire investor and his Berkshire Hathaway [NYSE: BRK-A] investment company had teamed up with a private equity firm to pay USD$28 billion for the HJ Heinz Company [NYSE: HNZ]. Now everybody knows that Warren Buffet is what is considered a “value investor” – he buys on the cheap and sells at the highs. That simply means he believes the » Continue Reading.

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This article was supplied  by our forex guest blogger – James White, an English citizen who moved abroad to France to live the rest of his days out in the sun. James managed to saved £3000 when converting his life savings with the help of www.currencies.co.uk, the experts in foreign exchange.

 

Whether you’re travelling abroad, emigrating, buying property or goods or paying for a service provided by an » Continue Reading.

Categories: Currencies

As one of the last few remaining AAA rated developed nations, Australia has a fairly high central bank interest rate compared to some of its peers. However, the cost of living in Australia has recently moderated, with the December 2012 Quarter CPI rising just 0.2%, compared with a 1.4% rise in the September Quarter.

Overall, the CPI rose just 2.2% for the year to December. The Australian Bureau of Statistics » Continue Reading.

Categories: Investments & Trading

Many of today’s consumers expect to be able use a debit or credit card to buy almost anything that they want. This might include a small $5 sandwich or even your $3 cappuccino at your local cafe. And with this shift to a cashless society, some restaurant owners are needing to adapt to the changes of society.

Most restaurant owners have responded resoundingly: in fact, 92% of full-service restaurants now » Continue Reading.

Categories: Credit Cards

Monday saw the yen weaken further in Asian trade as criticism of the currency’s slide heats up, with some warning that Tokyo’s foreign-exchange policy could spark a global currency war.

The dollar bought 91.02 yen in Tokyo, up from 90.87 yen in New York on Friday, while the euro was at 122.55 yen from 122.28 yen.

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Tuesday announced an open-ended easing plan and a » Continue Reading.

Categories: Currencies

You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market. You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market, with many traders saying Gold is exhibiting strong “Buy” signals. So you may be asking yourself what the Gold price has been doing in the last few months, and in the start to 2013. Well, not much really is the » Continue Reading.

Categories: Investments & Trading

Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, citing concerns for his human rights, as he fights extradition from the UK to Sweden. The consulate had put out a press statement suggesting that he would not get a fair trial.

Mr Assange took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he » Continue Reading.

Categories: World News

Undocumented immigrants are applying for the temporary right to live and work openly in the US, based on some changes to the immigration laws being proposed by Obama.

Illegal immigrants are getting their records in order as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) starts accepting applications for the programme, which would allow them to remain and work for at least two years.

The Latino vote could prove crucial in » Continue Reading.

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Companies now offer a writing service that is customized around every project’s specific needs. It is not always easy to complete an essay in time if you have a million other things to do, and that is where these custom essay writing services come in. Custom essay writing services extend beyond just spewing out words on paper, to very carefully researched and revised pieces of work that will guarantee » Continue Reading.

Categories: Education & Training

Are you having a party soon to celebrate a particular milestone, be it a birthday or any special event? Most people will struggle to come up with a suitable theme, but many never consider having a fancy dress party or a costume party – which you can obtain from fancydresshero.co.uk. Costume parties can be fun at any age, even if you are turning 40 or 60, so you do » Continue Reading.

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No Nonsense Bodybuilding is an eBook created by Vince Delmonte to help you reach your bodybuilding goals. Delmonte will answer any questions you have, usually within 24 hours, to ensure you understand and get the full no nonsense bodybuilding experience. Whether you are a fresh beginner to the world of working out, or you are a veteran of the gym this program will take your routine up to a new » Continue Reading.

Categories: Health

When undertaking a kitchen remodelling project, most people are unaware of the things that they can expect from the contractor and the hassle of trying to undertake the project on their own. That is why it is always best to hire a professional contractor to do the job. If you are based in Los Angeles, there are a number of local contractors specialising in kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles » Continue Reading.

Categories: Home & DIY

Chicago is an important city in terms of history, entertainment and location. Since its days as a gangster’s paradise, ‘the windy city’ has been a hub of contemporary culture and decadent glamour, and now we bring you the best of the boutique hotels in Chicago . Located on the shore of the Lake Michigan, Chicago is a great destination travel for people who love blues and jazz, comedy and » Continue Reading.

Categories: Travel & Leisure

When researching the best steam cleaner to use, individuals may get quite overwhelmed with the large choice of steam cleaners on the market. Most people simply opt for a professional steam cleaner company to come in and do the job, however, you can purchase a domestic or industrial steam cleaner that will save you plenty of money on the long run. And let’s face it, many people are loathe » Continue Reading.

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When you are searching for pressure washers, you need to ensure that you choose the type of washer based on its application. Some washers can wash with a lot of power, whereas others are not as powerful. Thus it is critical to ensure that you research the set of pressure washers based on your requirements, and consider all factors when making your purchasing decision. There are a few types » Continue Reading.

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