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THE narrative surrounding the implosion at the Aussie-domiciled supply chain finance group Greensill becomes more complex by the day.

Why Brexit is poised to unbottle whisky profits galore!

INVESTORS could warm up their portfolios with a wee dram - as rare Scotch prices soar on the back of the Brexit deal. The United States imposed a 25 per cent tax on single malt Scotch imports a couple of years ago - punishment for the EU subsidising aircraft maker Airbus.

Fund finds big returns from its small firms

LONDON-BASED investment manager Montanaro eats, sleeps and breathes ‘good’ smaller companies. Its investment view is simple: smaller companies offer the potential to deliver investors stellar long-term returns, especially if they are also run with a firm eye on the environment, adopt fair work practices and do not promote boardroom greed.

A new era: Many experts believe President Biden’s administration will usher in policies to boost the US economy to help it recover post-Covid A new era: Many experts believe President Biden’s administration will usher in policies to boost the US economy to help it recover post-Covid

Is America’s bubble about to burst - or can you cash in on a BIDEN BOUNCE

IN THE last few days, the world’s eyes have been on the United States as the presidency has transferred from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Thankfully, Biden’s inauguration has taken place without any repeat of the violence seen earlier this month.

Disney dollars: Zoo Digital dubs voices for hit programmes such as The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse Disney dollars: Zoo Digital dubs voices for hit programmes such as The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse

Try the firm that can dub Mickey in any language

FOR decades, watching scheduled programmes on TV was a national pastime. Now, streaming is all the rage. People prefer to choose what they want to watch and when - and, with thousands of films and series on offer from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, it is increasingly easy to do so.

Fund soars as we buy and sell more online

THE investment arm of insurer Legal & General is one of the world’s leading proponents of index fund management - running funds that track a specific stock market index such as the FTSE 100 or FTSE All Share.

Lift your fortunes with funds aiming for a big 2021 rebound

IT HAS been a difficult year for most investors, especially those with a majority of their money in UK shares. The FTSE 100 Index, a barometer of the fortunes of the country’s largest listed companies, is still down 16 per cent since the start of the year while the wider FTSE All-Share Index has fallen some 15 per cent in value.

Keep a cool head: Investors need to make a plan and stick to it - rather than be swayed by their emotions Keep a cool head: Investors need to make a plan and stick to it - rather than be swayed by their emotions

Stressed out by lockdown? Here’s how to keep calm ... and carry on making profit

FROM crippling businesses to sending us stir-crazy, lockdowns already have a lot to answer for. But there’s another charge to lay at their door: they could be making us worse investors. The best investment decisions are made when we’re cool and collected and able to follow a strategy. Yet the pandemic and lockdowns are sending us off course, making many of us more erratic.

Cash drive: Greensleeves has its origins in the wartime volunteer service of which Princess Elizabeth became patron Cash drive: Greensleeves has its origins in the wartime volunteer service of which Princess Elizabeth became patron

Back a care homes bond - and follow footsteps of a very famous supporter

THE Women’s Royal Voluntary Service was formed just before the Second World War to help civilians cope with wartime life - and Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, became its patron.

Ravaged: Insurer Hiscox is worth a look, despite a torrid year including claims from disasters such as wildfires in Asia Ravaged: Insurer Hiscox is worth a look, despite a torrid year including claims from disasters such as wildfires in Asia

A risky business, but insurer offers reward in a crisis

SHOULD you buy an insurer in the middle of a global catastrophe? Certainly Hiscox, Britain’s battered three billion pound insurance stock, is in part a bet on how long the Covid-19 crisis will continue.

Impact: Joe Biden’s policies on tax and energy are miles apart from those of Donald Trump Impact: Joe Biden’s policies on tax and energy are miles apart from those of Donald Trump

Will YOU be a winner in a victory for Biden?

THE US election is likely to go through a long, drawn-out endgame. But once all the votes are counted and the court battles fought, Joe Biden looks set to emerge the victor and President of the United States in the New Year. So when the dust finally settles, what will it mean for the US economy and for UK investors?

Fast food: Takeaway delivery firms including Just Eat Takeaway have benefited as restaurants close Fast food: Takeaway delivery firms including Just Eat Takeaway have benefited as restaurants close

Take away a profit as lockdown No2 starts to bite...

DEJA vu, Groundhog Day - call it what you like, we are in national lockdown again. And while that well-known phrase ‘past performance is no indicator of future results’ still applies, are there any investment lessons we can learn from the first lockdown?

Always invest for long term

WITH stock markets in a turbulent state, should canny investors wait before plunging in?

New team put Edinburgh on the map again

IT IS still early days for the new team running UK investment trust Edinburgh, but slowly and surely they are stamping their mark on the £786 million fund and steadying its performance.

Savy: Loyalty points got Sarah £12,000 flights Savy: Loyalty points got Sarah £12,000 flights

The woman who’ll make you richer!

■ Only fly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays ■ Don’t buy from middle shelf in shops ■ Beware of BOGOFs and 3-for-2 deals ■ Get free haircuts and prosecco ■ Never buy anything that’s pink ■ Make sure your freezer is always full

Boxing clever: Chancellor Rishi Sunak Boxing clever: Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Here’s how to profit before we all start paying for Dishy Rishi’s rescue plan

WHEN is a Budget not a Budget? When it’s a Winter Economic Plan. Rishi Sunak’s final throw of the dice late last month to prevent a jump in unemployment numbers filled some with fear and others with hope. But all agreed it will have a major impact on the shape of the UK economy over the coming months.

The green fund with renewable flow of returns

INCOME from savings and investments is in short supply as a result of widespread company dividend suspensions and low interest rates. But one fund valiantly battling against the income tide is GCP Infrastructure Investments.

Real investment: Home Reit flotation will give homeless a future Real investment: Home Reit flotation will give homeless a future

Helping the homeless can help you too!

MORE than 300,000 people are homeless in the UK, according to the charity Shelter. The numbers have risen sharply over the past year, the social impact is pernicious and the economic effect is dire.

Tap into the global boom in fighting cyber crime - and net 86% returns

WITH Covid-19 forcing millions of people to work from home, cyber security - defending computer systems, networks, programs, devices and data from malicious cyber-attacks - has become a priority for workers and businesses alike.

Value investor who seeks out born winners

IT WAS a busy lockdown for the manager of investment trust Jupiter US Smaller Companies as he sought to protect the fund from pandemic fallout.