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How to turn art into a profit

Graham Finch of online trading portal www.blutulip.com gives his 10 top tips on how to successfully invest in contemporary art.

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Retirement must be about independence

With increasing life expectancy, those over 60 can look forward to spending longer in retirement than any generation preceding them.

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Compelling outlook for farmland investment

Warren Buffett has told investors in Berkshire Hathaway that he expects productive assets, like farmland, to outperform unproductive assets, like gold and government bonds, over the next century. We agree.
 

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Top tips for selling your stuff online

We truly are in an eBay generation. I believe that selling your unwanted items online not only provides quick cash solutions, but also eliminates various niggly stages of recycling your unwanted items in one foul swoop.

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Why is the UK lagging behind?

Since the financial crisis began, the UK has been the worst performer of all the major advanced economies.

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What to make of Greece’s rescue package

Markets rallied ahead of the European summit in the anticipation of a Greek rescue package, but after the agreement was struck, the positive momentum faded and markets were more mixed: the euro was up, but credit markets and mo

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The outlook for investing in Asia

It is important to consider both global and Asian factors when considering Asian equities.

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Stop bugging me about gold

No single asset has the capacity to polarise investor opinion than the yellow metal, and this has certainly been the case in the past four years since global central banks turned on the monetary taps.

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Japan: Macro worries versus micro opportunities

One of the key drivers of global markets in 2011 was the realisation that sovereigns can and sometimes do default.

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