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Why you can't beat investment trusts for income

by Daniel Grote on Dec 17, 2014 at 07:00

For investors in need of steady and growing income, investment trusts are hard to beat. We take a look at some of the 'dividend heroes'.

FTSE recovers as Moscow rescues rouble

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 17:06

The FTSE 100 made another late rally to close five points up after Russia's government intervened to shore up the rouble.

Buy two, get one free: how supermarket pricing could change pensions

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 08:00

Pension expert Adrian Boulding says pension tax relief should be replaced by a contribution matching model to encourage more people to save.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares after stress test

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 17, 2014 at 16:34

The government agency holding the taxpayers' 25% stake in Lloyds Banking Group says the holding will be reduced to 10%.

Pension providers under pressure over high charges

by Alex Steger on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:26

Companies running high-charging legacy pensions face renewed pressure to rethink their terms, after a report identified billions of pounds may be locked in potentially poor value schemes.

The Expert View: Imagination Technologies, BT & InterContinental Hotels

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Shanta Gold and Rockhopper.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes lower amid volatile session

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:13

Shares declined as companies from Microsoft to Google led a selloff in technology shares that overshadowed gains in oil producers.

Wednesday Papers: Russia lurches towards financial crisis

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 17, 2014 at 04:09

And Carney has promised to put banks’ emerging market exposures under the spotlight in Britain’s next round of stress tests.

FTSE rallies as Kerry hints at easing Russia freeze

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:10

The FTSE 100 closes 149 points higher after US Secretary of State John Kerry triggers a dramatic rebound in stock markets.

FCA: consumers still in dark about cost of advice

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:27

The City regulator has concerns about the lack of transparency around financial advice costs.

Bank Stress Test: Co-op fails but RBS and Lloyds scrape by

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:14

Find out how your bank fared in the Bank of England 'stress test' designed to see how high street institutions would cope with another severe recession.

Oil price slump helps push inflation to 12-year low

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:56

Stock markets may reel at the falling oil price but lower energy costs are helping consumers and savers as inflation falls to just 1%.

Income Investor 9 is out now! Get your free copy

by Daniel Grote on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:00

Why investment trusts are great for income seekers, bonds that can float above interest rates and dividend prospects for next year.

The Expert View: Sky, UBM & Servelec

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, including Greggs and Tate & Lyle.

Tuesday Papers: Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:38

And Russia’s central bank raises interest rates by 6.5 percentage points to 17% to halt the rouble’s freefall on the foreign exchanges.

Overnight Markets: Falling oil prices weigh on US stocks

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:35

Utilities and health-care stocks, the best-performing sectors in the S&P 500 this year, slid more than the broader index.

FTSE falls below 6,200 as commodity slump continues

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:08

Global markets retreated again with the FTSE 100 dropping another 118 points to take its fall to 10% over just six days.

Woodford: the bond market had it right

by Dylan Lobo on Dec 15, 2014 at 17:16

Fund manager Neil Woodford believes the bond market is a better reflection of the economic impact of low oil prices than share markets. 

FCA bans ex-BlackRock director for fare dodging

by Michelle Abrego on Dec 15, 2014 at 16:50

The Financial Conduct Authority has banned a former director of fund manager BlackRock for evaded £43,000 in train fares.

Want a pensioner bond? Don't apply by post

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:11

To give yourself the best chance of getting an over-65 bond you should apply online or by phone, not snail mail.

 

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