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Equiniti: we want Selftrade customers to Go Compare costs

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 31, 2014 at 14:51

The company buying stock broker Selftrade plans new online services it hopes will retain the customers.

Watchdog warns investors over corporate bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:18

The Financial Conduct Authority urges consumers to consider the dangers of owning corporate bonds as interest rates start to rise.

Is shorting shares ethical?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:14

Five financial experts debate the pros and cons of selling shares 'short' to make a profit.

Have smaller company trusts become good value?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 08:00

And have Diverse Income (DIVI) and Witan (WTAN) become too expensive? A roundup of what analysts are saying about investment trusts.

Martin Currie fills a 'gap' as it falls to Legg Mason

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 24, 2014 at 16:41

Martin Currie, the loss-making Edinburgh-based fund manager, has agreed to be bought by US investment giant Legg Mason.

Hugh Young: trouble ahead as Fed ends QE

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:00

Hugh Young is tilting the Aberdeen Asian Income investment trust away from high yield shares in anticipation of the US ending quantitative easing or money printing.

Investment Trust Insider 11: steam ahead with good trusts & tips

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2014 at 14:53

Issue 11 of our e-zine explains how to pick good investment trusts, invest in the US and where analysts spot buying opportunities.

The Expert View: Tesco, big pension providers & Babcock

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Sage and Schroders Real Estate.

Alarm and joy as government pushes on with pension 'guidance'

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 17:08

Pension experts mostly welcome the government's confirmation of  a national retirement guidance service, although MPs express concerns.

Scottish investment trust (SCIN) sheds manager

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 13:42

John Kennedy has been replaced as manager of the Edinburgh-based global investment company after 10 years in charge.

Tesco leaps as Clarke quits but alert weighs on FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:38

Tesco shares rise after the ousting of chief executive Phil Clarke but the FTSE 100 falls amid caution at events in Ukraine and Gaza.

Renewable energy: what I found on my solar farm trip

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:51

Renewable energy is attracting a lot of investor interest, so I headed to the UK's largest solar farm to find out more.

Blockbuster drugs will smash biotech bubble fears

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 15, 2014 at 13:35

Biotechnology shares have had a turbulent year. Geoffrey Hsu of the Biotech Growth investment trust argues valuations of the bigger stocks remain compelling.

Zero to hero: the utility fund that went for growth

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:54

James Smith, manager of the highly geared Premier Energy and Water investment trust, proves investing in utilities doesn't have to be dull and defensive.

Pressure on Perpetual Income as Keystone cuts charge

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 09, 2014 at 13:28

Keystone investment trust cuts its annual management fee, increasing pressure on Perpetual Income & Growth, also run by Mark Barnett of Invesco Perpetual, to do the same.

Obama's carbon cuts are a catalyst for clean technology

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 07, 2014 at 14:07

President Obama's order to US power companies to slash greenhouse gases boosts clean technology worldwide, says Bruce Jenkyn-Jones of Impax.

Pension reforms more about tax than freedom

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 07, 2014 at 11:12

Chris Daykin, a former senior government pensions adviser, clashes with the Treasury over the real reason for its Budget retirement reforms.

'New' ISAs: tax-free savings get bigger and better

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 03, 2014 at 11:31

New rule changes have made individual savings accounts (ISAs) simpler and easier to use. 

Investment trusts: buy, sell, hold

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

Investment Trust Insider rounds up some of the things analysts are saying about investment trusts.

Top investment trust ISA and savings schemes

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 01, 2014 at 08:00

The new ISA (individual savings account) allowance has jumped to £15,000. We reveal the cheapest investment trust ISA and share schemes to help you take advantage.

 

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