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Oriel: strong dollar could make US trusts attractive

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:39

The pound's weakness against the pound is seeing discounts on US investment trusts widen, says Oriel Securities.

FTSE pegged back as Scottish vote nears

by Daniel Grote on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:33

(Update) FTSE 100 falls into the red as poll nears, but pound continues to rise on expectations of a 'no' vote.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Scottish threat to my stocks

by Dumb Investor on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:35

I'm worried the market is complacent about the referendum, but my Scottish stocks are too good to sell.

M&G's Woolnough: don’t worry about bond liquidity or Europe

by Robert St George on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:47

Richard Woolnough, manager of the giant M&G Optimal Income fund, dismisses fears about bond markets and deflation in Europe.

Sherborne: we could boost Electra shares by £1bn

by Robert St George on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:47

Sherborne Investors claims it could more than double the share price of Electra Private Equity to £60 if shareholders back it at the EGM.

The Expert View: Asos, Thomas Cook and Reckitt Benckiser

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Craneware and Spirent.

Jourdan: why Scotland should have had two votes

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:22

Edinburgh-based fund manager Paul Jourdan says a two-stage referendum would have been better for Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Pound lifts off lows as Betfair pays out on Scottish 'no'

by Daniel Grote on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:49

Pound rises from morning's lows prompted by inflation's drop to 1.5% as bookmaker pays out on 'no' vote in Scottish referendum.

Adviser banned after 'safe as houses' investments go bust

by Daniel Grote on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:17

An adviser from the St James's Place sales force is banned after telling clients to invest in businesses he ran that later fell into liquidation.

The Expert View: SABMiller, Carnival and Ashmore

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including PureCircle and Wentworth Resources.

IG Group shuns 'heinous' broker forex fees with new launch

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:18

A new share dealing service from IG Group promises sharper stock prices and lower currency costs.

Woodford: the 'extraordinary' upheaval from Scotland

by Dylan Lobo on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:53

Fund manager Neil Woodford says the UK has crossed a constitutional Rubicon and will suffer an economic slowdown.

Schroder UK Growth launches new manager search

by Daniel Grote on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:26

Analysts tip a possible switch to former manager Richard Buxton as SDU prepares for a 'beauty parade' after Julie Dean's departure.

M&A frenzy fails to lift FTSE ahead of Scottish vote

by Daniel Grote on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:37

SABMiller jumps following Heineken bid while Micro Focus surges after agreeing merger.

The Expert View: JD Wetherspoon, Aveva and GKN

by Daniel Grote on Sep 15, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Consort Medical and Hyder Consulting.

Week Ahead: Scottish independence vote looms large

by Daniel Grote on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:16

For all the market jitters, investors still haven't priced in much chance of a 'yes' victory.

Tineke Frikkee: Stan Chart is its cheapest in a generation

by David Campbell on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:30

Standered Chartered is the cheapest it has been since the Asian crisis and HSBC not far behind it, says Frikkee.

Buying opportunity beckons in Scottish trusts

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

Scotland the brave? Share price weakness in some of the investment trusts in Scotland may be creating a buying opportunity.

The Accumulator: our weekly data table turns red

by Daniel Grote on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:24

Support for Scottish independence, Chinese economic slowdown and fears of US interest rate hikes led to a torrid week for investors.

FTSE and pound rise as Scottish split support slips

by Daniel Grote on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:24

New YouGov poll hands 'no' vote in Scottish referendum campaign four-point lead. FTSE 100 and sterling rise.

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