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FTSE limps to end of gloomy week as commodities weigh

by Daniel Grote on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:17

FTSE 100 had hit all-time high on Monday but it's been all downhill from there, as index closes 2.4% down over the week.

Commodities carnage: will they bounce back?

by Neal Underwood on Mar 27, 2015 at 16:34

After widespread price falls for commodities, some believe they have dropped too far and are set for a rebound.

Schroders’ Marriage looks to IPOs after tough year

by Jonathan Yarker on Mar 27, 2015 at 16:03

Manager Paul Marriage saw his fund halve in size last year as investors fled smaller companies.

Alliance Trust: vote against 'bully' Elliott Advisors

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:45

(Update) Alliance Trust flings more mud at its largest shareholder as it issues a circular to investors ahead of next month's showdown.

Monks shares rise as 'alpha' manager replaces Gerald Smith

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:01

Baillie Gifford's Citywire A-rated Charles Plowden gets job of reviving Monks investment trust after a long period of poor performance.

The Expert View: Lloyds, RBS, AA, Shire and Diageo

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares.

Woodford, Invesco and Ruffer pour millions into Oakley

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:56

Neil Woodford and other leading fund managers backed a £130 million fund raising by private equity group Oakley Capital. 

'Drip feed your ISA' as skittish investors take profits

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:40

Investors pulled money out of funds investing in the UK and US  last month as stock markets hit a high.

Spooked investors send shares into sea of red

by Daniel Grote on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:06

All major stock markets fell, and almost every FTSE 100 stock was in the red as fears over geopolitics and technology valuations weighed.

How 7% yielding New City plans to keep divis flowing

by Daniel Grote on Mar 26, 2015 at 08:00

New City High Yield Fund boasts among the biggest payouts of all trusts. Ian Francis discusses how he plans to keep the income flowing.

The Expert View: ITV, Unilever and Balfour Beatty

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 26, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Bellway and OneSavings Bank.

Barclays weighs on flat FTSE after downgrade

by Daniel Grote on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:09

Investec analyst says cheapness of bank shares 'no longer overwhelming'. FTSE 100 flat in afternoon's trading.

David Kempton: my 10-point plan for ISA stocks

by David Kempton on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:53

As the end of the tax year approaches, it's time to use your ISA allowance. Here's what private investor David Kempton plans to do.

Chelsea FC partner hit by 13 arrests in fraud probe

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:41

Police raided CWM FX earlier this month in its investigation into a fund which promised a monthly return of 5%.

The Expert View: Centrica, Barclays and BT

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 25, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Standard Chartered and Aberdeen Asset Management.

ShareSoc backs Elliott in Alliance Trust battle

by Daniel Grote on Mar 24, 2015 at 13:17

Investment trust says it is 'surprised' ShareSoc has taken sides before board has issued circular to shareholders. 

Consumer stocks drive FTSE higher as inflation evaporates

by Daniel Grote on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:46

Consumer stocks lead FTSE 100 to fresh all-time high as inflation falls to zero for first time on record.

Investment Trusts: the rise and rise of high yield asset leasing

by James Carthew on Mar 24, 2015 at 08:00

Funds lending out the likes of aircrafts and ships offer an attractive yield and have gathered impressive assets in recent years.

The Expert View: Weir, Serco and First Group

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 24, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Carnival and International Airlines Group.

Miners drive FTSE to fresh all-time high

by Daniel Grote on Mar 23, 2015 at 16:47

FTSE 100 closes at fresh all-time high as miners rally thanks to rise in copper price.

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