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Scottish Mortgage: our three new investment themes

by Gavin Lumsden on May 28, 2015 at 09:55

James Anderson, co-manager of Scottish Mortgage Trust, says it’s time to renew the thinking behind the £3.4 billion global fund's success.

Everything you need to know about investment risk

by Gavin Lumsden on May 28, 2015 at 17:34

We've got a table that tells you everything you need to know about risk and why it's important to invest in the best companies for a long time.

Don't miss out on the 7% yield from New City

by James Carthew on May 29, 2015 at 10:03

The CQS New City High Yield investment trust is overlooked, arguably because it's in the wrong sector, says James Carthew. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: £400bn festering in ‘dinosaur’ funds

by Dylan Lobo on May 29, 2015 at 09:22

Investment supermarket identifies five 'pre-historic' investments that are no longer suitable for the modern world.

Queen's Speech hits pensions

by Michelle McGagh on May 27, 2015 at 13:55

Queen announces government's plans to scale back tax relief for pensions to fund more free childcare in England.

FTSE turns south as US economy shrinks

by Gavin Lumsden on May 29, 2015 at 16:00

FTSE 100 ends the week on a flat note after revised GDP data show the US economy shrank in the first quarter.

Saturday Papers: Greek debt deal uncertainty unsettled markets

by Himanshu Singh on May 30, 2015 at 04:33

And Intel is close to acquiring Altera for as much as $15 billion, in what would mark the California chipmaker’s biggest ever deal.

Boiler room fraudsters jailed over £3m investment scam

by Jun Merrett on May 29, 2015 at 09:30

A gang of fraudsters who made more than £3 million selling fraudulent gold mining and pharmaceutical shares has been jailed after spending the money on luxury cars.

HMRC aims to have last laugh on tax avoidance scheme

by Jun Merrett on May 29, 2015 at 08:43

HM Revenue & Customs promises to take action against a recruitment firm's attempt to help employers avoid paying National Insurance. 

The Expert View: Sports Direct, Icap and ITV

by Michelle McGagh, Gavin Lumsden on May 29, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst comment on shares, including Kingfisher and Zoopla.

Friday Papers: Chipmaker Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn

by Himanshu Singh on May 29, 2015 at 04:15

And the IMF has hinted that Greece could be forced out of the eurozone, as the country edges closer to judgment day with its foreign creditors.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street falls in wake of weaker overseas markets

by Himanshu Singh on May 29, 2015 at 04:06

Global markets came under pressure with a deadline for a Greek debt payment looming and a sharp sell-off in Chinese stocks.

Planning to sell your annuity? Think again

by Michelle McGagh on May 28, 2015 at 16:06

The government wants to create a second-hand market in annuities, but experts wonder, will anybody want to buy them?

FTSE steady but pound slips as UK economy slows

by Gavin Lumsden on May 28, 2015 at 13:42

New data shows UK economy remains dominated by consumers. That's good news for companies like Sports Direct, however.

Unhappy Tesco shareholders hire QC for legal battle

by Danielle Levy on May 28, 2015 at 10:10

A group of Tesco shareholders have appointed a leading barrister to represent them in a legal battle over the retailer's profit scandal.

The Expert View: ICAG, South32 and Brewin Dolphin

by Michelle McGagh on May 28, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst comment on shares, including Polypipe Group and Telford Homes.

Overnight Markets: Tech and healthcare stocks lead Wall Street higher

by Himanshu Singh on May 28, 2015 at 03:40

Nasdaq surged to fresh record close led by a rebound in technology shares and amid optimism that Greece would avoid defaulting on its debt.

Thursday Papers: US indicts 14 over Fifa corruption

by Himanshu Singh on May 28, 2015 at 03:32

And Tesco relegated from premier league of global brands following accounting scandal, and loses 37% of its brand value in a year.

FTSE bid higher as M&A theme grips markets

by Gavin Lumsden on May 27, 2015 at 16:30

(Update) FTSE 100 bounces back through 7,000 as bid developments and easing concerns about Greece boost investors.

Four pension problems that need to be solved

by Michelle McGagh on May 27, 2015 at 14:25

Saving too little and hoarding pension cash are two of the problems faced by a nation that hasn't got to grips with retirement.

 

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