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Why China's astonishing rally has further to run

by Daniel Grote on May 22, 2015 at 14:33

China's stock market is up by more than 140% over the last year, and there could be more to come.

Investment Trust Watch: the funds electrifying investors

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2015 at 14:14

Our weekly roundup highlights the top risers and fallers among investment trusts and which of their shares look cheap or expensive.

Vodafone lifts FTSE on mounting merger speculation

by Daniel Grote on May 22, 2015 at 09:24

Analysts rush to upgrade their stance on Vodafone as shares continue rally driven by merger speculation.

Merchants buys Antofagasta in bet on copper revival

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2015 at 08:47

Fund manager Simon Gergel hopes he's found the bottom of the copper market after adding mining giant Antofagasta to the Merchants investment trust.

Fair Oaks: a closer look at the 8% yielding trust

by James Carthew on May 22, 2015 at 08:00

James Carthew examines Fair Oaks Income Fund, an investment trust that buys collateralised loan obligations.

The Expert View: Royal Mail, Mothercare and Halfords

by Michelle McGagh on May 22, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including GKN and DMGT.

Why infrastructure can soldier on when rates rise

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 17:11

After strong returns, big infrastructure funds like HICL face questions over how they will cope when interest rates rise.

Newton Asian Income's Pidcock quits to join Jupiter

by Dylan Lobo on May 21, 2015 at 12:27

Jason Pidcock, manager of £4.6 billion Newton Asian Income fund, will run a similar strategy at Jupiter.

What Mark Barnett has done for Edinburgh trust

by Gavin Lumsden on May 21, 2015 at 12:26

Neil Woodford's successor has had a good first year in charge of the Edinburgh investment trust, making a number of new investments.

Pound rallies as UK retail sales smash forecasts

by Daniel Grote on May 21, 2015 at 10:13

Surprisingly good April retail sales point to stronger UK economic growth and counter fears of deflationary slump.

The Expert View: Hargreaves Lansdown, M&S and SJP

by Michelle McGagh on May 21, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including DCC and Just Eat.

Vodafone and Barclays help FTSE breach 7,000

by Daniel Grote on May 20, 2015 at 17:04

Vodafone surges on renewed merger speculation while Barclays jumps as foreign exchange manipulation fine lower than budgeted for.

Barclays hit with £1.5bn fines for currency fixing

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 16:58

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland among six banks fined £3.7 billion for rigging foreign exchange markets.

What Mark Barnett has done since the UK election

by Jonathan Yarker on May 20, 2015 at 15:43

Invesco Perpetual's AAA-rated manager has taken advantage of UK political certainty, but remains wary about a EU referendum. 

Foreign & Colonial splashes more cash on defending share price

by Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 13:22

Foreign & Colonial, the investment trust that has spent £863 million on share buybacks, steps up efforts to protect its share price.

Hargreaves Lansdown slams hike in FSCS levy

by Gavin Lumsden on May 20, 2015 at 10:41

Investment supermarket criticises Financial Services Compensation Scheme and says its 'crazy' funding system must change.

The Expert View: Vodafone, Land Securities and Crest Nicholson

by Michelle McGagh on May 20, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Topps Tiles and Premier Foods.

Inflation: the problem hasn't gone away

by Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 17:52

The Bank of England isn't as committed to fighting inflation as it used to be. With inflation in negative territory, this could be a good time for investors to buy protection.

Britain waves goodbye to inflation (for now)

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 11:51

The UK has experienced deflation – or falling prices – for the first time since 1960, says the Office for National Statistics.

City property boom helps Land Securities lift FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on May 19, 2015 at 10:21

The FTSE 100 rallies after advances in the US and Asia, helped by strong results from property developer Land Securities.

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