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Income Investor 6: the A to Z guide to retail bonds

by Daniel Grote on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:51

Retail bonds have been enjoying a resurgence over recent years. This month's Income Investor showcases the popular investments.

Has supersized Gars bitten off more than it can chew?

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 29, 2014 at 08:00

Standard Life Gars, the biggest fund in the country, is one of three giants in the 'absolute return' sector. How would these funds do in a downturn?

Electra fends off activist Bramson's restructuring plans

by James Phillipps on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:03

Electra Private Equity investment trust rebuffs activist shareholder Edward Bramson's attempts to overhaul strategy.

Woodford launch fuels record equity income fund sales

by Danielle Levy on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:17

UK Equity Income fund sector records higher sales in June than previous five months combined thanks to Neil Woodford's fund launch.

FTSE edges up ahead of US data and Russia action

by Daniel Grote on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:58

Tougher sanctions against Russia and an onslaught of US data weigh on investors' minds as FTSE inches up.

Pacific Horizon: recovering but falling

by James Carthew on Jul 29, 2014 at 07:00

A turnround in performance hasn't stopped Pacific Horizon shrinking because not enough is done to avoid share tender offers. 

Overnight Markets: Wall Street little changed as deal news offsets data

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:31

Investors' optimism was limited by the day's economic data, which showed pending home sales unexpectedly fell 1.1% in June.

Tuesday Papers: ‘Reprehensible’ Lloyds under fire from Carney

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:28

And the IMF has raised concerns about rising pound despite a strong rebound in UK economy.

Expert View: Hargreaves Lansdown, Mothercare and Cranswick

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Anglo American and Great Portland Estates.

Financial stocks drag FTSE into the red

by Daniel Grote on Jul 28, 2014 at 16:18

Aberdeen Asset Management continues to fall on news of loss of big clients. Investors shrug off Lloyds' Libor fine.

Farmland in Chernobyl? Pension investments to avoid

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:44

Sipp operator warns of spike in overseas property investment schemes that could leave you short-changed.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor rigging

by Daniel Grote on Jul 28, 2014 at 14:47

Fines by US and UK authorities also relate to attempts to manipulate government lending scheme.

How Templeton Emerging Markets stands up

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 28, 2014 at 13:00

Performance of Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust has faltered and there's concern who will succeed manager Mark Mobius. 

Pension liberation scheme seeks to appeal court ruling

by Michelle Abrego on Jul 28, 2014 at 10:15

The Pensions Regulator faces a challenge in its attempt to close down a pension 'liberation' scheme run by a former owner of Loaded magazine. 

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.

Telecoms sector leads Asian stocks higher

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 28, 2014 at 04:38

Shares rose as profit at industrial companies in China increased by 17.9% in June from a year earlier, after gaining 8.9% in May.

Monday Papers: GSK opens issue of spinning off consumer division

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 28, 2014 at 04:33

And Lloyds Banking Group is to set aside another £500 million to compensate customers mis-sold payment protection insurance.

Sunday Papers: Malaysia Airlines in brand overhaul

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 27, 2014 at 05:16

And the UK Government is expected to launch the "14th onshore licensing round", inviting companies to bid for fracking rights in previously untouched areas.

Saturday Papers: Destination Maternity abandons Mothercare bid

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 26, 2014 at 08:10

And UK’s second quarter GDP growth of 0.8% means total economic output was 0.2% points bigger than in the first quarter of 2008, its previous peak.


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