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FTSE brushes past 6,500 as Fed relief rally continues

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 19, 2014 at 17:24

(Update) The FTSE 100 advanced a further 1.2%, up nearly 4% on the week, after making gains for the fourth day in a row. 

RIT Capital buys Strategic Equity Capital manager

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 19, 2014 at 14:07

RIT Capital), the global investment trust backed by the Rothschild banking dynasty, has bought investment hotshots GVO Investment Management.

The Expert View: London Stock Exchange, Interserve & LGEN

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 19, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Legal & General, Londonmetric Property and McBride.

What does 2015 hold in store for dividends?

by Jennifer Hill on Dec 19, 2014 at 00:01

Growth of UK dividends virtually ground to a halt this year, but fund managers see brighter prospects for 2015.

FTSE rallies 100 points as 'patient' Fed pleases

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:50

Last night's Federal Reserve policy statement was just what investors wanted to hear. Oil stocks fly and UK retail sales surge.

Super Mario Kart helps lift Lindsell Train

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:04

Games giant Nintendo has given the top performing Lindsell Train (LTI) investment trust a boost after a difficult year.

Barclays boss warns £500m not enough to settle forex claims

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:06

Barclays chief executive says the £500 million it set aside to settle allegations its traders rigged currency markets is not sufficient.

Lord Myners: government undervalued Royal Mail by £180m

by James Phillipps on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:41

The government undervalued Royal Mail by a relatively small amount in its flotation last year, says a former City minister.

Oil stocks to back (if the slump doesn't last too long)

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:00

Jonathan Waghorn of the Guinness Global Energy fund goes through his holdings that will do well if the oil price recovers in the second half of next year. 

The Expert View: Dixons Carphone, BHP Billiton & Xaar

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 18, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Diageo and Man Group.

How to float from trouble when interest rates rise

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 18, 2014 at 00:01

Rising interest rates are bad news for most bond investors. We explain how funds investing in floating rate bonds could provide a defence.

FTSE recovers as Moscow rescues rouble

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 17:06

The FTSE 100 made another late rally to close five points up after Russia's government intervened to shore up the rouble.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares after stress test

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 16:34

The government agency holding the taxpayers' 25% stake in Lloyds Banking Group says the holding will be reduced to 10%.

Why you can't beat investment trusts for income

by Daniel Grote on Dec 17, 2014 at 07:00

For investors in need of steady and growing income, investment trusts are hard to beat. We take a look at some of the 'dividend heroes'.

The Expert View: Imagination Technologies, BT & InterContinental Hotels

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Shanta Gold and Rockhopper.

FTSE rallies as Kerry hints at easing Russia freeze

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:10

The FTSE 100 closes 149 points higher after US Secretary of State John Kerry triggers a dramatic rebound in stock markets.

Bank Stress Test: Co-op fails but RBS and Lloyds scrape by

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:14

Find out how your bank fared in the Bank of England 'stress test' designed to see how high street institutions would cope with another severe recession.

Income Investor 9 is out now! Get your free copy

by Daniel Grote on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:00

Why investment trusts are great for income seekers, bonds that can float above interest rates and dividend prospects for next year.

The Expert View: Sky, UBM & Servelec

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Greggs and Tate & Lyle.

FTSE falls below 6,200 as commodity slump continues

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:08

Global markets retreated again with the FTSE 100 dropping another 118 points to take its fall to 10% over just six days.

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