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News by: Daniel Grote

The Accumulator: the week's shares sell-off in numbers

by Daniel Grote on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:27

Shares tumbled all around the world this week before making a late revival. Our Accumulator table tells the story.

FTSE falls then rises on US jobs and QE hopes

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 16, 2014 at 18:00

A fall in eurozone inflation alarmed investors but markets recovered after a Fed official said US dollar printing could be extended.

Buffett sells Tesco as bondholder bets on shareholder pain

by Daniel Grote on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:57

US investor Warren Buffett sells more Tesco shares after his 'huge mistake', but are the supermarket's bonds a smarter buy?

FTSE tumbles as global growth fears grip investors

by Gavin Lumsden, Daniel Grote on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:03

Triple dose of bad news from the US sparks global growth fears. Shire shares hammered after Abbvie reconsiders bid.

Raw: we won't make London Mining mistakes again

by Daniel Grote on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:52

Catherine Raw, co-manager of BlackRock World Mining (BRWM), admits it could have said more about the problems at London Mining.

Pound tumbles as inflation drops to 1.2%

by Daniel Grote on Oct 14, 2014 at 16:06

Sterling falls to 11-month low as inflation hits lowest level in five years.

Numis attacks BlackRock's handling of London Mining crash

by Daniel Grote on Oct 14, 2014 at 15:14

(Update: adds BlackRock response) Analysts say initial writedown to investment buried away so 'many people, ourselves included, failed to spot the change'.

Hargreaves shelves bank plans but eyes your cash

by Daniel Grote on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:30

Stockbroker says regulation put it off applying for a banking licence, but that cash options can be improved without one.

Miners lift FTSE from 15-month low on China boost

by Daniel Grote on Oct 13, 2014 at 16:49

Miners dominate the FTSE 100 leaderboard as China reports better-than-expected levels of trade. 

The Expert View: Royal Mail, M&S and Jupiter

by Daniel Grote on Oct 13, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Wood Group and Oxford Biomedica.

FTSE drops below 6,400 on Ebola and growth fears

by Daniel Grote on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:46

FTSE 100 falls to a year low as eurozone woes continue to spook and spread of Ebola virus weighs.

BlackRock World Mining hit by London Mining crash

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 16:31

Investment trust's shares fall by 8% after London Mining royalty contract, which had been sixth-largest holding, deemed worthless.

FTSE slumps into red as Fed rally proves short-lived

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 16:11

Sell-off takes hold as investors switch their attention from the Fed's dovish stance to more economic woes in the eurozone.

Palm oil stock skyrockets after 'knockout' bid

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 15:29

Shares in New Britain Palm Oil, held by a number of well-known UK funds, rise by more than 70% after £1.1 billion bid.

Stockbroker bosses banned after losing £3m of clients' money

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 13:09

Former bosses of collapsed Pritchard Stockbrokers behaved 'recklessly' in losing £3 million of clients' money, according to regulator.

Brazil soars after presidential election shock

by Daniel Grote on Oct 06, 2014 at 16:28

Strong showing for pro-business candidate puts Brazil's stock market into a party mood, with shares up over 5% today.

iShares launches ETFs for different styles of investment

by Daniel Grote on Oct 06, 2014 at 15:50

Are you looking for value, momentum, quality or mid-cap stocks? A new range of 'smart beta' exchange-traded funds aims to give you the choice. 

Tesco board move bolsters FTSE rebound

by Daniel Grote on Oct 06, 2014 at 10:45

Shares in Tesco jump as former Ikea boss and Compass chief executive join board. FTSE continues to rise on US optimism.

Shock horror! Income tracker fund beats Woodford

by Daniel Grote on Oct 03, 2014 at 08:00

Neil Woodford, Britain's most famous investor, loses out to a Vanguard tracker fund. Plus six more active vs passive battles.

Fund face-off: two passive income titans put to the test

by Daniel Grote on Oct 02, 2014 at 08:00

Vanguard FTSE UK Equity Income and iShares UK Dividend are both big passive funds focused on UK shares income, but which is best?


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