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Overnight Markets: US stocks rally on upbeat GDP figures

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 31, 2014 at 03:03

The Dow Jones added 221 points as a report showed faster-than-estimated growth in GDP and by another round of strong earnings reports including Visa.

Friday Papers: StanChart faces US sanctions probe

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 31, 2014 at 03:07

And Barclays has set aside £500 million to cover the cost of ongoing investigations into the rigging of currency markets.

Investment Trusts: buy, sell, hold

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:51

Find out where the chips are falling this month, in our roundup of analyst recommendations, director dealings and other investment trust news.

FTSE erases losses as US delivers stellar growth

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2014 at 16:53

(Update) FTSE 100 erases morning's losses as US data softens investors' growth fears.

Schroder UK Growth picks Matthews as Dean successor

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2014 at 16:28

Struggling investment trust hopes the man who replaced Richard Buxton at Schroders can revive its fortunes.

Financial advice group fined £1.6m for skirting commission ban

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2014 at 15:43

UK's largest financial advice group handed big fine after seeking payments of up to £750,000 a year from financial product providers.

Legal & General cuts tracker costs in passive price war

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2014 at 15:17

US and UK shares trackers now cost 0.1%, and just 0.06% on Hargreaves Lansdown.

Is your fund manager active enough?

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:49

The 'active share' is a useful measure to find out if your fund manager is bravely straying from the benchmark or running little more than a 'closet tracker'.

British Assets plans to drop F&C for BlackRock

by James Phillipps on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:38

Investment trust plans switch from global equity income to multi-asset approach and will target pension savers.

The Expert View: Next, Stagecoach and Redefine

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 30, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst comment, also including Plexus and HaloSource.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street declines on Fed

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 30, 2014 at 03:23

Shares decline after the US central bank confirmed it will end its asset-purchase programme and expressed confidence in the country’s economic prospects.

Thursday Papers: Fed eyes first rate rise after end to QE

by Himanshu Singh on Oct 30, 2014 at 03:17

And the Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco.

FTSE rises on hopes Fed will stay dovish

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 16:12

(Update) Hopes that the US Federal Reserve won't be in any rush to raise interest rates sends stocks higher.

Burgess: don't shun European stocks on eurozone woes

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 29, 2014 at 15:57

Threadneedle chief investment officer 'pessimistic' about eurozone's prospects but is standing by Europe's 'global champion' stocks.

Serious Fraud Office launches Tesco accounting probe

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 15:43

SFO move follows Deloitte investigation revealing profit overstatement was even worse than first thought.

Testing time for investment trusts

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 29, 2014 at 14:26

Issue 13 of Investment Trust Insider is out now. We look at defensive trusts, investment trust pensions and other Top Trusts.

Yorkshire Building Society fined £4m for mortgage failings

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 13:48

Building society unfairly treated mortgage customers struggling to meet repayments and will pay £8.4 million compensation.

Alliance Trust cuts five from shares team in £2m restructure

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:33

Move follows Ilario di Bon's departure from the underperforming global investment trust.

Star manager Julie Dean joins Sanditon

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 10:00

Former Schroder UK Opportunities and Schroder UK Growth manager to run new UK fund for Sanditon.

The Expert View: BP, Standard Chartered and Anglo American

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

Our daily roundup of analyst comment, also including JD Wetherspoon and Lookers.

 

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