Change is often greeted with fear and trepidation. This was certainly the case when HM Revenue & Customs announced changes to the qualifying rules for EISs that came into force recently and it's easy to see why.
The updated qualifying rules mean EIS managers can no longer invest in more established companies (those older than seven years or ten years for 'knowledge-intensive' firms) or fund replacement capital,...
A look at the companies disrupting sectors
Perhaps surprisingly, Europe was the second best-performing regional stockmarket in the world in the first half of 2019.
Bouncing back from the market correction of last year, the first half of 2019 has been positive for global equities.
The current bull market in US equities began in March 2009. The decade that followed has seen US equities rally by 300%. The early years were dominated by concerns about fiscal and monetary policy on the one hand, and the sub-par growth on the other....
In times of uncertainty and geopolitical tensions, corporate bonds with an investment grade rating are commonly considered as the new safe havens.