P542 Teletext 543 Apr13 21:12:33         ——— ALTERNA HVES —————————————————————   Heard the one about how   there'll be no champagne    left for the Millennium?     Not so says the Champagne Bureau, which is warning people not to get involved in schemes promising high returns on champagne investments The Department of Trade and Industry has already wound up two companies which had been making "untrue" claims about potential champagne returns. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Lorne Spicer I.T.JOBS? - CONTRACT OR PERMANENT see p631 Advice Savings Property Shares
P542 Teletext 543 Apr13 21:12:54         ——— ALTERNATIVES? —————————————————————    People have, in the past,   happily invested in the   most bizarre schemes which  promise high returns:  ostriches rare coins llamas vintage wine whisky classic carsN Not all of them turn out to be dud investments, but the golden rule is - if returns look too good to be true, they probably are! ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Latest news from the City 500 ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL FREE ON 0800 269315 Advice Savings Property Shares
P542 Teletext 543 Apr13 21:04:06          ——— ALTERNATIVES? —————————————————————   Alternative investments,  are often both tangible  and attractive.   "Buying a part-share in  a racehorse is a popular  investment because it's fun," says Barclays' Justin Urqhart Stewart. "But that's all it is, fun, a rather expensive hobby. It's certainly not got anything to do with sensible or strategic financial planning," he adds ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Latest news from the City 500 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Advice Savings Property Shares
P542 Teletext 543 Apr13 21:04:01         ——— ALTERNATIVES? —————————————————————    Alternative investments   may appear easier to   understand than traditional investments "Don't be fooled," says Barclays' Justin Urqhart Stewart. "Ghen something goes wrong investors often find the company is based offshore, "This can mean companies slip through the UK regulatory net and many people have had their fingers badly burnt - in some cases loosing all their money." ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Pre-election mortgage selection 544 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Advice Savings Property Shares
P542 Teletext 541 Apr13 21:06:21         ——— ALTERNATIVES? —————————————————————    Rumour has it one person   remortgaged their house   and invested £80k in an   ostrich farm which then went bust. Legitimate ostrich farmers have set up a fund to help those investors stranded by less scrupulous firms. But, in some cases, pfople had bought birds they'd never seen, only to find they never actually existed in the first place. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Money news updates daily 541 INFO ON NATIONAL SAVINGS ITV p359 Advice Savings Property Shares
P542 Teletext 543 Apr13 21:17:50         ——— ALTERNATIVES? —————————————————————   Classic cars were seen as  alternative investments in  the heydays of the 1980s.   For a time top-of-the-range models like Ferraris did rapidly increase in value, but crashed again when recession hit. Unlike more mundane and slightly boring traditional investments, alternative investments are rarely covered by any official regulatory body. So do beware! ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Checking Premium Bond wins 543 INFO ON NATIONAL SAVINGS ITV p359 Advice Savings Propdrty Shares
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