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A third of Barclays shareholders reject bank's bonuses

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:48

Shareholders expressed their disdain for Barclays' pay policies at the bank's annual general meeting.

FTSE falls as Russian troops move near Ukraine

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:12

(Update) The FTSE 100 shed its gains after Russia's defence minister warned the West to stop its 'military machine' in eastern Europe.

Moore’s revolution revives Standard Life income trust

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 24, 2014 at 09:00

Thomas Moore's shift towards medium-sized mid cap stocks strategy been good for the Standard Life Equity Income trust.

Top 10 most highly geared equity investment trusts

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:40

The ability to borrow to invest is a key feature of investment trusts and companies but it can be a double-edged sword.

The Expert View: Thomas Cook, Associated British Foods, ITV

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Premier Foods and SIG.

Hard acts: do fund managers suffer the Moyes effect?

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:30

Following in the footsteps of a great manager can be tough task, as David Moyes' experience at Manchester United shows.

Primark's US ambitions prop up FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:28

Associated British Foods the star FTSE performer as it announces the launch of Primark stores in the US.

Can German property investment trusts be rehabilitated?

by James Carthew on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:00

Summit Germany was among 2009's casualties: its return to the Alternative Investment Market may make an interesting entry point, says James Carthew.

Six best ideas from a top European fund manager

by Wealth Manager Team on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:00

Stuart Mitchell, manager of the SWMC European fund, identifies his high-conviction investments.

Investment Trusts: the ultimate challenge of liquidity

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 23, 2014 at 09:00

Why liquidity is important and which investment trusts are in the top and bottom 10 of being easy or difficult to trade.

The Expert View: Glaxo, Barclays and Shanta Gold

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 23, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including SpeaceandPeople and Randall & Quilter.

Pharma stocks deal FTSE shot in the arm

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:17

FTSE 100 jumps 0.9% higher over bid speculation for AstraZeneca and an asset swap by GlaxoSmithKline. 

Mobius warns over Brazil’s rapid housing expansion

by Chris Sloley on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:30

Emerging market veteran says growth in Brazil is welcomed but programmes are raising household debt levels.

Look beyond London to take the commercial property prize

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 22, 2014 at 09:30

There is a revival of interest in commercial property, which is offering attractive yields, but fund manager Don Jordison is among those warning investors to buy wisely and leave prime central London to the oligarchs.

Investment Trusts: the deal with discounts

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 22, 2014 at 09:00

Investment trusts have hard and soft ways to prevent their shares falling below net asset value. Unfortunately, they don't always work.

Mapping UK dividends: where the hotspots lie

by Elsa Buchanan on Apr 22, 2014 at 09:00

With the first quarter out of the way, financial information firm Markit has updated its views on 18 UK sectors for the £75 billion income payout it believes the FTSE 350 will yield in 2014.   

Fund Fees: the heat is on these four trust sectors

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 21, 2014 at 08:00

Investment trusts in the Japan, Asia Pacific, Global Emerging Markets and Technology sectors look most exposed in the debate about charges.

Week Ahead: chuck the chocs and devour this data!

by Daniel Grote on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:30

Markets won't let another short week get in the way of churning out a whole heap of economic data.

The Expert View: William Hill, Aviva and Ashtead

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Songbird Estates and Synergy Health.

Franklin drops Templeton name from 15 funds

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 16:08

Firm insists 'investment philosophies and management strategies have not changed in any way'.

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