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From planes to care homes: 4 high yield 'alternatives'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:00

Never mind the bonds, here's a fistful of 'alternative' income funds, investing in GP surgeries, care homes and Airbus A380s.

Does US weakness mean it's time to go easy?

by Hector Kilpatrick on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:57

Hector Kilpatrick suspects a blip in the US economy could hit global markets and is reducing risk in all his investments.

Woodford Patient Capital: BlackRock and trust directors buy in

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:01

Fund manager BlackRock snaps up 11% of trust while Woodford Patient Capital directors see stakes scaled back along with other investors.

HSBC leads FTSE higher as bank reviews UK base

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:17

HSBC shares jump as bank announces review of UK base and says threat to EU membership stands out among major challenges.

Investors dealt blow in £60m fight over 'toxic' death bonds

by Michelle Abrego on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:32

Investors in EEA Life Settlements fund look to European Court of Human Rights after City watchdog rejected their £60 million claim.

Saturday Papers: HSBC threatens to move headquarters from UK

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 25, 2015 at 04:01

And Charter makes fourth bid to buy Time Warner Cable after Comcast officially drops $45 billion bid.

The Accumulator: Japan hits highs & India rally checked

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:06

Japan's Nikkei hits 20,000 for the first time since dotcom bubble, while India's rally falls away. Our Accumulator table tells the story.

Spain can outstrip US growth, says GAM's Gallagher

by Chris Sloley on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:39

Spain is the star of the show in the European recovery, says fund manager Niall Gallagher, who believes its economy can grow faster than the United States.

Investment Trust Watch: battle for Artemis Alpha

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:58

Our weekly look at cheap and expensive investment trust shares shows fund managers and discount hunters digging in at Artemis Alpha.

Forget a Lamborghini, can your pension pay for your funeral?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:00

Thinking ahead will stop your family being burdened by increasing funeral costs.

The Expert View: Glencore, Taylor Wimpey and William Hill

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Pace and Senior.

Friday Papers: Deutsche Bank pays record fine over Libor

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:15

And Sainsbury's is to axe 800 jobs as intense market competition continues to take its toll on Britain's largest grocers.

Overnight Markets: Nasdaq tops all-time high

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 24, 2015 at 03:11

Stocks gain as investors weighed a cascade of mixed earnings reports and weaker-than-forecast economic reports.

BlackRock & Baillie Gifford fund Funding Circle

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:52

Fund managers' fascination with alternative lending demonstrated by US peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle raising £100 million.

Miners help FTSE climb despite shock drop in UK retail sales

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:49

Fall in retail sales confounds investors and offers further pointer to slowing UK growth.

Deutsche Bank fined £1.7 billion over Libor rigging

by Jun Merrett on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:05

Huge fine dwarfs previous Libor penalties for UBS, Barclays, RBS and Lloyds as German giant pays price for its part in global scandal.

Terry Smith: why I am not an index hugger

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:58

Terry Smith, Citywire AA-rated manager of the £3.5 billion Fundsmith Equity Fund, says why he thinks most fund managers have gone wrong.

Managers seek signs of Tesco turnaround after huge loss

by Jonathan Yarker on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:44

Fund managers draw some positives from Tesco's full-year results despite a huge £6.4 billion loss.

Income Investor: new, free edition out now!

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:47

We look at 'alternative' income, the impact of the general election on utility stocks, and which dividends could come under pressure.

Bill Gross: German 10-year bund will be short trade of a lifetime

by Chris Sloley on Apr 23, 2015 at 09:30

Veteran bond investor tweets the need to bet against German government bonds some time, but just not yet.


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