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Reckitt props up FTSE as Russia tensions continue to weigh

by Daniel Grote on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:20

Reckitt Benckiser jumps on plans to spin-off drugs business. Worries over stronger Russia sanctions continue to weigh.

Mystery claims delay Pritchard payout

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 28, 2014 at 09:46

Thousands of investors with failed stockbroker Pritchard face a further nine-month wait before getting back their money. 

5 shares pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Robert St George on Jul 28, 2014 at 05:01

A roundup of trades by professional investors, including Neil Woodford. This time we look at Synairgen, Ashmore, Macfarlane, Wilmington and Acal.

Week Ahead: big US bounce-back on the cards

by Charlton Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 16:18

Second quarter US growth figures should show world's biggest economy has bounced back after cold winter.

Watchdog warns investors over corporate bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:18

The Financial Conduct Authority urges consumers to consider the dangers of owning corporate bonds as interest rates start to rise.

Is shorting shares ethical?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:14

Five financial experts debate the pros and cons of selling shares 'short' to make a profit.

Tech stock hiccup is a welcome pause for breath

by David Sandham on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:20

David Sandham explains why the spring sell-off in technology equities represents a healthy 'correction' rather than heralding a repeat of the dotcom crash at the start of the century.

RBS soars on profits surprise and UK recovery

by Daniel Grote on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:21

RBS delights the City with a fall in bad debts as the UK economy achieves the 'milestone' of growing beyond pre-crisis levels.

Have smaller company trusts become good value?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 08:00

And have Diverse Income (DIVI) and Witan (WTAN) become too expensive? A roundup of what analysts are saying about investment trusts.

The Expert View: Standard Chartered, Kingfisher and EasyJet

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including GlaxoSmithKline and Mitchells & Butlers.

Martin Currie fills a 'gap' as it falls to Legg Mason

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 24, 2014 at 16:41

Martin Currie, the loss-making Edinburgh-based fund manager, has agreed to be bought by US investment giant Legg Mason.

Portfolios: the battle between income and total return

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:49

Experts debate what matters most when designing investment portfolios: income or total return?

Diary of a Dumb Investor: I'm hanging on to Russia

by Dumb Investor on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:07

My Russia investment trust has fallen after a momentous week, but I'm going to hold steady.

Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:01

B&Q owner falls 7.5% on disappointing sales. FTSE flat as investor caution prevails amid geopolitical tension.

Hugh Young: trouble ahead as Fed ends QE

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:00

Hugh Young is tilting the Aberdeen Asian Income investment trust away from high yield shares in anticipation of the US ending quantitative easing or money printing.

Investment Trusts: can you beat the stars and stripes?

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:00

The US is a hard market to beat. We look at investment trusts in the North America sectors to see which deliver the goods for investors.

The Expert View: Renishaw, Capita and Johnson Matthey

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

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Provident Financial and Poundland.

FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions

by Daniel Grote on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:50

(Update) Profits warning hits GlaxoSmithKline. FTSE 100 edges higher despite fear of more punitive EU sanctions against Russia.

What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

by James Phillipps on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:59

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms facing investor revolts over executive pay.  

Chelverton's Taylor buys Jupiter and River & Mercantile

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:35

Top performing equity income investor's enthusiasm for fund managers and good dividends overcame his distaste for flotations.

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