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News by: Gavin Lumsden

The Accumulator: the oil slip, price war and global tax cut

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:19

An 11% slump in Brent crude oil is the eye-catcher leaping out of our Accumulator stock market data table this week.

Airlines fly but FTSE stalls as oil price slides

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 27, 2014 at 15:30

Airline shares rise but energy stocks fall as the oil price tumbles below $75 a barrel following the Opec meeting in Vienna. 

Miton issues profit warning as outflows hit £500m

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:06

Miton Group blames the departures of fund managers Bill Mott and Martin Gray for a fall in assets under management.

Anguilla issues alert over Venables' football fund

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:21

The Football Talent Fund backed by former England and Tottenham Hotspur manager Terry Venables is in trouble with regulators in the Caribbean.

Woodford's new biotech could be the next Amgen

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 26, 2014 at 14:13

Fund manager Neil Woodford has snapped up shares in Northwest Biotherapeutics. We speak to the boss of the US firm on her hopes.

Aviva: is Friends bid a rights issue in disguise?

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 24, 2014 at 15:04

Buying Friends Life, a small, weaker UK rival, could help Aviva improve its dividend. But are the insurer's shareholders paying too much?

Trust cuts Barnett price but performance fee still hairy

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 21, 2014 at 14:52

Perpetual Income & Growth, the best of Mark Barnett's three big investment trusts, has saved shareholders a lot of money, but is it enough? 

Abenomics isn’t working: let’s turn activist!

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:42

Curtis Freeze, the Hawaii-based manager of a Guernsey-based investment company, plans a raid on corporate Japan.

FTSE flies through 6,700 on ECB hopes

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:35

Markets rally on the latest hint of action from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Profit taking hits Easyjet shares.

Quindell ousts founder as investors bail out

by Dylan Lobo, Gavin Lumsden on Nov 18, 2014 at 09:25

Rob Terry leaves the claims processor after controversial share dealings angered investors, including fund managers Fidelity and Miton.

Top Trusts: what I bought in Japan this month!

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:03

Gavin Lumsden reports on the latest investment in his Top Trust portfolio. This video was recorded last week before today's news from Japan.

How the foreign exchange trading scandal affects you

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 12, 2014 at 17:03

The huge fines imposed on banks for currency manipulation point to a wider scandal affecting investors in funds and pensions.

Five banks fined £2.1bn for forex fixing

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 12, 2014 at 12:16

The Financial Conduct Authority has fined five banks a record £1.1 billion for manipulating currency and foreign exchange markets.

What 'War Loans' tell you about government bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 07, 2014 at 16:53

What the chancellor's decision to repay some First World War debt tells you about UK government bonds, or 'gilts'.  

Henderson Eurotrust hit by Danish bankruptcy

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 07, 2014 at 16:25

Collapse of Danish ship fuel supplier OW Bunker dents Tim Stevenson’s Henderson Eurotrust.

Is Scottish Mortgage Trust really a technology fund?

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 07, 2014 at 14:51

Half-year results illustrate how focused this leading global fund is on technology as an investment theme.

River & Mercantile 'micro cap' trust won't grow too big

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 04, 2014 at 18:09

Smaller company star to run the new River and Mercantile UK Micro Cap Investment Company that will be capped at £100 million.

How to find capital defenders in a crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 03, 2014 at 08:00

Find out which trusts can protect your capital in troubled times.

 

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