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Burford Capital launches retail bond paying 6.5%

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 22, 2014 at 16:06

Corporate litigation fund, backed by fund manager Neil Woodford, looks to raise £75 million from investors.

How to stay Sharpe with investment trusts

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 there are buying opportunities.

FTSE jumps as Ukraine tensions show signs of easing

by Daniel Grote on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:09

Sentiment improves as Ukrainian separatists agree to hand over black boxes of crashed plane. Tesco gives back yesterday's gains.

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.

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.

The Expert View: GlaxoSmithKline, Standard Chartered and British Land

by Daniel Grote on Jul 21, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Homeserve and Advanced Computer Software.

Barnett's Edinburgh Trust ups borrowing limit to 25%

by James Phillipps on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:16

The Edinburgh Investment Trust has increased its maximum permitted gearing to 25% and refinanced a £100 million credit facility.

Week Ahead: investors await answers over Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:02

The geopolitical consequences of the Ukraine plane crash tragedy will be at the forefront of investors' minds ahead of a nervous week for markets.

AbbVie buys Shire; FTSE recovers after Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:45

AbbVie seals deal to buy Dublin-based pharmaceutical group. FTSE moves into positive territory after earlier losses on Ukraine plane crash.

How do you know if your portfolio is any good?

by Mike Deverell on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:59

Benchmarks can help you check your investments are on track, but finding the right one can be tricky.

The Expert View: AO World, SSE and Computacenter

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Next Fifteen and Xaar.

FTSE falls as Ukraine plane crash and Russia sanctions weigh

by Daniel Grote on Jul 17, 2014 at 16:47

(Update) Reports of plane crash in eastern Ukraine led to further slump in shares after latest US sanctions against Russia.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: a portfolio fit for a plonker?

by Dumb Investor on Jul 17, 2014 at 15:43

It’s time for a mid-year review of my portfolio. I’m hoping I can instil some discipline into my approach and stop taking my eye off the ball.

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.

The Expert View: Icap, UBM and Big Yellow

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Euromoney and Speedy Hire.

Jupiter Merlin team buys into Woodford fund

by Robert St George on Jul 16, 2014 at 13:33

Jupiter's Merlin multi-manager team has bought into Neil Woodford's new fund and is continuing to back his former colleague Mark Barnett. 

FTSE rebounds as China growth provides boost

by Daniel Grote on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:46

The FTSE 100 has rallied after strong Chinese growth figures. Meggitt jumps on takeover speculation.

The Expert View: Bwin, Admiral and ARM

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Debenhams and Dairy Crest.

Pound surges as inflation points to November rate rise

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

(Update) Economists predict a hike in interest rates in November after bigger-than-expected inflation rise surprised investors.

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