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FTSE falls as RBS dives on £968m loss

by Daniel Grote on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:15

Bank leads FTSE 100 lower after £1.2 billion dividend payment to government drags it into heavy loss.

Scottish Mortgage shuns stock market for start-ups

by Daniel Grote on Apr 29, 2016 at 15:35

Most of the top-performing investment trust's new buys have been unquoted stocks, and more could be on the cards.

The Expert View: Lloyds, Taylor Wimpey and Schroders

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 29, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including United Utilities and Aggreko.

Investors shun European trusts amid growth fears

by Jennifer Hill on Apr 28, 2016 at 08:00

Discounts on European investment trusts have widened as worries over the continent weigh on investors.

Brazil's rocketing stock market: time to join the party?

by Jennifer Hill on Apr 28, 2016 at 08:00

As Brazil's stock market races ahead, is it finally time for investors to back the embattled country?

The Expert View: Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including London Stock Exchange and Stagecoach.

Airlines and utilities help FTSE escape the red

by Daniel Grote on Apr 27, 2016 at 16:31

FTSE 100 climbs out of negative territory, with airlines and utilities helping index withstand Barclays rally petering out.

Fidelity star Alex Wright bemused by cheap Lloyds

by Daniel Grote on Apr 27, 2016 at 14:54

Fidelity Special Values manager reckons Lloyds could yield 8% this year but the shares remain cheap.

The Expert View: BP, RBS and Barclays

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 27, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Whitbread and RPS Group.

Fund sales collapse in worst ISA season on record

by Daniel Grote on Apr 26, 2016 at 14:09

Fund sales have collapsed in the worst 'ISA season' on record, as nervous investors took fright at volatile markets.

Scottish Mortgage given power to buy more 'unicorns'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:53

Board of top-performing investment trust plans to allow managers greater freedom to invest in unquoted companies.

BP drives FTSE higher after holding dividend

by Daniel Grote on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:05

Shares in BP among top risers as oil group beats low profit expectations and maintains dividend.

The Expert View: Sainsbury’s, BHP Billiton and Johnson Matthey

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 26, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Smith & Nephew and St Ives.

Mining sell-off sends FTSE into the red

by Daniel Grote on Apr 25, 2016 at 10:55

Miners weigh on FTSE 100 as investors continue to bank profits on strong rally from January lows.

Hargreaves Lansdown four cement Rich List places

by James Phillipps on Apr 25, 2016 at 09:02

Four former Hargreaves Lansdown executives saw their wealth surge by £379 million last year, cementing their places in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Owning fund firms: the Lindsell Train track to riches

by Robert St George on Apr 25, 2016 at 08:34

Lindsell Train is the best performing investment trust because of a big stake in its fund management company. Should other trusts follow suit?

5 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Apr 25, 2016 at 05:00

A roundup of trades by professional investors, including MedaPhor, Netcall, Premaitha, Pendragon and Revolution

Anglo American leads FTSE into red amid pay row

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:15

Embattled miner leads FTSE 100 lower as copper dips. Our Accumulator table gives you the lowdown on markets this week.

Lakehouse boss quits as Slater wins boardroom battle

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2016 at 13:15

Embattled social housing company sees boss quit after star fund manager Mark Slater secures changes to the board.

Investment Trust Watch: Japan star going 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:50

Choppy Japanese stock market throws up opportunity in top-performing investment trust focused on the country.

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