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Investment Trust Watch: catastrophe, property or bust!

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 20, 2017 at 17:01

Looking for an alternative to equities and bonds? Three of this week's cheapest trusts could offer an answer if you can get hold of them.

Scottish Mortgage manager attacks ‘Hitler’ May

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 20, 2017 at 08:05

Scottish Mortgage co-manager James Anderson stuns City by comparing Theresa May to Hitler and Stalin after her Davos speech.

Investors on tenterhooks ahead of Trump inauguration

by Daniel Grote on Jan 20, 2017 at 15:38

FTSE 100 treads water as investors refrain from big bets ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as US president this afternoon.

Alliance Trust overhaul: how the managers stack up

by Daniel Grote on Jan 20, 2017 at 13:27

As shareholders prepare to vote on an overhaul of Alliance Trust's approach, we look at the track record of the men picked to run it.

The Accumulator: pound punishes portfolios

by Daniel Grote on Jan 20, 2017 at 15:46

The pound lifted from lows this week after Theresa May's Brexit speech, eating into investors' returns across all asset classes.

Hard Brexit is coming! Here's the fallout for UK property

by Danielle Levy on Jan 20, 2017 at 07:00

Now that Theresa May has outlined plans for a 'hard Brexit', what does 2017 hold for UK commercial property?

Jupiter eyes emerging market trust launch

by Danielle Levy on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:49

Renewed enthusiasm for emerging markets could see Jupiter Fund Management launch an income investment trust under Ross Teverson.

The Expert View: Royal Mail, British Land and MONY

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 20, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Pets at Home and Premier Foods.

Sunday Papers: Banks urged to stay put for Brexit deal

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 22, 2017 at 05:32

And globalisation that once made the world go around, is it about to grind to a halt?

Saturday Papers: Trump unveils a new era

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 21, 2017 at 05:26

And a surging dollar under the new US president poses biggest threat to global economy, BlackRock boss warns.

George Osborne to join fund giant BlackRock

by Christine Dawson on Jan 20, 2017 at 17:05

Former chancellor George Osborne will join fund group BlackRock as senior adviser. 

Overnight Markets: Wall Street falls ahead of Trump’s inauguration

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 20, 2017 at 04:51

Banks slumped as Mnuchin, Trump’s Treasury nominee, didn’t advocate throwing out tough regulations during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Friday Papers: Mnuchin reasserts support for strong dollar

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 20, 2017 at 04:48

And Goldman Sachs has suspended plans to move key operations from the US to London because of the Brexit.

May Day rally no turning point for pound, say experts

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:11

Investors told not to expect sterling to continue rising after its biggest jump since 2008 following the prime minister's Brexit speech.

Red letter day for Royal Mail sends FTSE lower

by Daniel Grote on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:27

Royal Mail falls to bottom of FTSE 100 after reporting continued weakness in its letters division.

50 not out! Bankers declares dividend half century

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:54

Global fund Bankers becomes only second investment trust to achieve 50 years of consecutive annual dividend increases.

The Expert View: Pearson, Wetherspoon & Cairn Energy

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 19, 2017 at 05:01

Our daily round-up of analyst commentary on shares, including Experian and Sky.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500 inches higher as financials gain

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 19, 2017 at 03:58

The Dow Jones fell to the lowest level of 2017, marking a fourth straight day in the red for the blue-chip gauge.

Thursday Papers: Davos business leaders give Trump a wary embrace

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 19, 2017 at 03:55

And Wall Street’s trading surge has helped Goldman Sachs triple profits and Citigroup produce its first quarterly earnings rise in a year.

Vanguard cuts fees on £5bn LifeStrategy fund range

by Dylan Lobo, Gavin Lumsden on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:01

US index-tracking giant Vanguard trims annual charge on its LifeStrategy funds to 0.22% as it prepares to expand in the UK.

 

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