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Fund fee fighters launch investments for ISA savers

on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:54

SCM Private offers its portfolios of exchange traded funds to investors with £15,000 and claims to be cheaper than rivals. 

Diary of a Dumb Investor: Tesco looks a bargain, right?

by Dumb Investor on Sep 30, 2014 at 07:20

I've been sorely tempted to buy Tesco after its shares took a hammering.

Phew! Next scorched by heat wave as RBS lifts FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:47

Fashion retailer Next claims warm weather hits sales as good news from Royal Bank of Scotland helps the FTSE 100 edge higher.

House prices dipped in September, says Nationwide

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:02

House prices fell 0.2% in September, their first decline in sixteen months. Nationwide building society thinks the slow down may continue for the rest of the year.

Fund sales fall as investors pause for breath

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56

Sales of unit trusts and open-ended investment companies fell to a 19-month low in August. Property and equity income funds took in the most money.

The Expert View: St James’s Place, Balfour Beatty and SABMiller

by Daniel Grote on Sep 30, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Aberdeen Asset Management and ARM.

Tuesday Papers: US to become largest petroleum producer

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:48

And Lloyds Banking Group has fired eight staff and withheld £3 million of bonuses following “unacceptable” actions that led to the bailed out bank being fined for Libor rigging.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street down on Hong Kong tensions

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:45

Ford shares fell 7.5% and the stock was the S&P 500's biggest percentage decliner after it lowered its outlook late during the session.

Government to abolish 55% pensions death tax

by Alex Steger on Sep 29, 2014 at 16:35

(Update) The government will abolish the 55% pensions death tax charge, chancellor George Osborne has announced.

Exit of ‘bond king’ rattles markets and funds

by Atholl Simpson, Chris Sloley, Dylan Lobo on Sep 29, 2014 at 16:07

The departure of Bill Gross from Pimco has sent shock waves through bond markets and the funds industry.

Lloyds sacks eight for Libor fixing

by Dylan Lobo on Sep 29, 2014 at 14:19

Lloyds Bank has dismissed eight people over the Libor rate-rigging scandal for which it was fined £218 million.  

Balfour battered as supermarkets slump and Hong Kong weighs

by Daniel Grote on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:27

Construction company issues fifth profit warning in two years.

Ruffer: we do badly before a market crash

by James Phillipps on Sep 29, 2014 at 07:33

Ruffer Investment Company admits performance over the past year has been disappointing but says the defensive, global fund will do better if there is a setback.

The Expert View: De La Rue, Hammerson and Shanks

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Sep 29, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Lloyds and Cairn Energy.

Monday Papers: Apple hit by Brussels tax finding

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 29, 2014 at 04:39

And Ineos has offered £2.5 billion to communities disrupted by shale gas.

Hong Kong leads decline in Asia stocks

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 29, 2014 at 04:36

Shares fell, led by a rout in Hong Kong, after clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese city.

Sunday Papers: 'Corrupt' culture blamed for Tesco black hole

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 28, 2014 at 05:04

Brazilian industrial giant Votorantim stalks Tarmac as £5 billion bidding war begins.

Saturday Papers: Bill Gross in acrimonious exit from Pimco

by Himanshu Singh on Sep 27, 2014 at 06:01

The bond king joins Pimco’s smaller rival Janus Capital amid reports of increasingly bitter clashes with colleagues.

FTSE inches up on US growth boost

by Daniel Grote on Sep 26, 2014 at 15:25

US economy rebounded even more than had been thought in the second quarter. Banks rise on reports of deal with regulator.

The Accumulator: FTSE tumbles towards 2014 loss

by Daniel Grote on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:54

The FTSE 100 is only just in the black after a bad week. Our newly enhanced Accumulator table tells the story.

 

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