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Investors strive to bridge the UK technology gap

by Danielle Levy on Dec 09, 2016 at 11:20

A new fund to find the next generation of UK tech stocks is backed by Neil Woodford and Legal & General. We ask, where are other investors looking?

John Bennett: the difference between a slump and a crash

by Dalvinder Kular on Dec 09, 2016 at 10:55

Henderson's Citywire A-rated manager reflects on a near 30-year career investing in Europe's volatile stock markets.

Capita faces FTSE 100 relegation as sell-off continues

by Daniel Grote on Dec 09, 2016 at 09:25

Outsourcing company falls to bottom of FTSE 100 for second successive day following yesterday's profit warning.

The Expert View: Capita, Ocado & Polar Capital

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 09, 2016 at 00:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Sports Direct and Tui.

FTSE and pound rally after ECB trims stimulus

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Dec 08, 2016 at 17:30

Markets respond well to move by European Central Bank to cut its bond-buying stimulus policy. Capita slumps after profits alert.

Richard Woolnough: UK market losing out to US

by Danielle Levy on Dec 08, 2016 at 16:15

UK's capital markets are becoming less important, says M&G bond fund manager who believes a wave of cash will lift US bonds.

The Expert View: Rio Tinto, Stagecoach & Carillion

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 08, 2016 at 00:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Arrow and Fulcrum.

Plowden points to Rolls-Royce as tech stocks power Monks recovery

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 07, 2016 at 17:17

Tech stocks like Naspers underpinned Monks' strong first-half performance but investment trust's manager Charles Plowden hopes for great things from fallen engineer Rolls-Royce.

Miners and banks lead FTSE as cyclical charge strengthens

by Daniel Grote on Dec 07, 2016 at 10:56

Rotation from 'expensive defensives' to riskier, 'cyclical' stocks like banks and miners gathers force.

The Expert View: Imagination, Aberdeen & Ashtead

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 07, 2016 at 05:01

Our round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Merlin Entertainments and Legal & General.

Private equity trust hikes dividend to tackle discount

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 06, 2016 at 16:35

A re-spray for Standard Life European Private Equity sees dividend more than double, performance fee dropped and investment remit widened.

Shares in spreadbetting firms dive on FCA crackdown

by Daniel Grote on Dec 06, 2016 at 09:50

Shares in spreadbetting firms hammered after Financial Conduct Authority announces stricter rules for the sector.

Regulator bears down on CFDs to protect investors

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 06, 2016 at 09:30

City watchdog says 82% of private investors lose money on 'contracts for difference' used in spread betting and equity and currency trades.

The Expert View: Purplebricks, Just Eat & Derwent

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 06, 2016 at 05:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including National Express & Vectura.

No Renzi frenzy as US pulls FTSE and Europe higher

by Daniel Grote on Dec 05, 2016 at 17:15

A positive opening on Wall Street helped stock markets shrug off the referendum defeat for prime minister Matteo Renzi.

RBS reaches £800m settlement with shareholders

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2016 at 09:25

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to compensate shareholders who took part in its controversial 2008 credit crunch rights issue.

25 years on, Europe remains in crisis... but opportunities remain

by Danielle Levy on Dec 05, 2016 at 07:00

It feels like Europe has 'perpetually been in crisis' but there's still money to be made, says Fidelity European Values manager Sam Morse on the investment trust's 25th anniversary.

Gearing: who controls trust’s secret weapon?

by Robert St George on Dec 05, 2016 at 00:01

Investment trusts' ability to borrow money to boost shareholder returns sets them apart but who is in charge of this powerful facility?

Four shares the pros are trading

by Selin Bucak, David Campbell on Dec 05, 2016 at 00:01

Lavendon, Blue Prism and Produce Investments among stocks that leading smaller company investors have bought and sold. 

Investment Trust Watch: euro blues hit Schroder property trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 02, 2016 at 17:11

A 10% share placing came at the wrong time for Schroder European Property Real Estate which has suffered a severe de-rating.  

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