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Standard Chartered drives FTSE to record closing high

by Daniel Grote on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:29

RBS results fall short of expectations while Standard Chartered jumps on announcement of new boss.

‘Debt before dividends', bond holder tells Lloyds

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 26, 2015 at 16:11

Bond fund manager Alexander Pelteshki attacks Lloyds bank's plan to resume its dividend, saying it is not looking after its lenders.  

Investors vote for fresh start for British Assets

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:31

British Assets shareholders have backed plans to give the underperforming global fund a new pension mandate under BlackRock.

Bramson's Sherborne resumes fight with Electra

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 26, 2015 at 11:45

Activist investor Edward Bramson has raised £100 million to renew his campaign against Electra Private Equity investment trust.

How I found 20 Top Trusts for Equity Income

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 26, 2015 at 08:00

Investment trusts have a good reputation for skating over the thin ice of stock markets to deliver investment income: but which are the best?

The Expert View: Morrisons, Whitbread and Drax

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 26, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Henderson and Rightmove.

What Scottish Mortgage’s Slater learnt from Facebook

by Danielle Levy on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:59

Backing Facebook since its accident prone flotation nearly two years ago showed fund manager Tom Slater the importance of knowing a company well.

Weir leads FTSE lower after oil price profits warning

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:15

The FTSE 100 drops back from yesterday's all-time high after a profits warning from valve maker Weir Group.

Woodford Patient Capital Trust prospectus published

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 25, 2015 at 10:33

Neil Woodford has formally launched the Woodford Patient Capital Trust with a prospectus containing all the details of his new fund.

FTSE High: is the party over or just beginning?

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:56

Fund managers and brokers give their views on the signficance of the FTSE 100 surpassing its previous record peak set in 1999. 

The Expert View: Tesco, Persimmon and DS Smith

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:01

A round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Dechra Pharmaceuticals and Ashmore Group.

FTSE hits all-time high as miners rally

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 24, 2015 at 16:16

FTSE 100 beats its previous record of 6,950 set back in 1999 as BHP Billiton leads market higher after good half-year results.

Osborne threatens tougher penalties for tax advisers

by David Campbell on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:30

Chancellor George Osborne responds to the HSBC tax scandal by saying he may target companies helping people to avoid tax.

Bob Morton censured by Takeover Panel over Armour Group

by David Campbell on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:13

Veteran investor and entrepreneur Bob Morton has been censured by the Takeover Panel for his share dealings in Armour Group.

The Expert View: Ladbrokes, Associated British Foods and Bovis

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 24, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Bunzl and the London Stock Exchange.

Cormac Weldon: record-breaking Apple has further to run

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 23, 2015 at 13:24

Apple became the first company to be worth more than $700 billion earlier this month and US fund manager believes earnings will be even better than expected.

Woodford’s Patient Capital exhibits Imperial theme

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:27

Board of new fund will have strong links to Imperial Innovations, which commercialises research from Britain’s top universities.

Harry Nimmo sells Hargreaves Lansdown

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:15

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies manager takes chunky profit on online stockbroker he first bought nearly six years ago.

HSBC weighs down FTSE as profits fall

by Daniel Grote on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:03

Bank drags FTSE 100 lower despite optimism prompted by Greek deal.

The Expert View: Kingfisher, Standard Life and Man Group

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 23, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Hays and Charles Taylor.

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