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The problems with housing supply – when building more homes isn’t enough

The problems with housing supply – when building more homes isn’t enough

Council of Mortgage Lenders chief economist Bob Pannell sets out his thoughts on one of the key issues of the day: housing supply… When we published our revised market forecasts [...]

Over 55s planning more than three million future property deals

Over 55s planning more than three million future property deals

More than two-thirds, at 37%, of homeowners aged 55 and over are planning at least one more property purchase in their lives according to new research by Prudential. The insurer’s [...]

Prices at petrol pumps tumble again as oil price plummets to six-year low

Prices at petrol pumps tumble again as oil price plummets to six-year low

While July had been a good month for motorists, August proved to be even better due to world oil prices reaching their lowest since February 2009. A new 12-month low [...]

Easyjet shares lift off after group raises full-year profit forecast following record numbers in August

Easyjet shares lift off after group raises full-year profit forecast following record numbers in August

Easyjet shares took off on Thursday after the airline bumped up its full-year profit forecast to between £675m and £700m for the 12 months to 30 September 2015. Following the [...]

More than a quarter of parents move to be in catchment area for a good school as premium for well-placed properties hits £32,000

More than a quarter of parents move to be in catchment area for a good school as premium for well-placed properties hits £32,000

Over a quarter (26%) of parents with children of a school age have either bought or rented a new property in order to secure an address within their desired school [...]

Second hand cars and mobile phone problems are biggest consumer gripes

Second hand cars and mobile phone problems are biggest consumer gripes

Second-hand cars and mobile phones were the most common issues consumers complained about to Citizens Advice in the last twelve months. The national charity reveals that faulty vehicles were the [...]

The best and worst performing funds and sectors during a stormy August

The best and worst performing funds and sectors during a stormy August

After a turbulent August, Hargreaves Lansdown looks the winners, losers and trends over the course of the last month… Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, says: “August was a [...]

Retirees ditch plans to downsize due to a lack of suitable homes and fear of isolation

Retirees ditch plans to downsize due to a lack of suitable homes and fear of isolation

Retirees are being put off downsizing by a lack of suitable homes on the market and a fear of losing touch with family and friends, according to new research. Around [...]

Cash and carry group Booker gets the all-clear to acquire Musgrave Retail Partners but are its shares a ‘buy’?

As Booker updates the market Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this mean for investors… Thursday sees a trading update from cash and carry group [...]

Top 10 tips for investors when markets take a dive

Frazer Wilson, senior consultant at Thomas Miller Investment, outlines his top 1o tips for investors when markets plunge… Having seen markets gradually improve over the last six years, we have [...]

‘Chinese authorities are losing the trust of global markets’

Rowan Dartington’s Guy Stephens looks at this week’s developments in China… This week sees the big players return from the beach and the first meetings of investment committees which have [...]

Ashtead is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre on strong results

As Ashtead reports its first quarter results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors... Equipment rental group Ashtead posted some strong first [...]

Finsbury Food Group is share of the week

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he has picked Finsbury Food Group as share of the week… AIM market-listed Finsbury Food Group is our choice [...]

Pension savers warned of risks of transferring funds into cash

Retirees may be putting their financial wellbeing at risk by using the new pension freedoms to move their pensions into cash, an adviser has warned. While consumers may be comforted [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Amec Foster Wheeler investors still affected by low oil prices

As Amec Foster Wheeler reports its interim results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. Low oil prices continue to negatively affect [...]

Global stock market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the economy claims financial adviser

This week’s market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the global economy, the chief executive of independent financial adviser deVere Group has claimed. Nigel Green’s comments come as global [...]

Paddy Power and Betfair merger could be a win for investors

As Paddy Power and Betfair announce potential merger plans, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could mean for investors… News broke this morning of [...]

Is this the start of a bear market?

Emiel van den Heiligenberg, head of asset allocation at Legal & General Investment Management explains his team’s view that we are witnessing a correction in global markets rather than the [...]

WPP is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre on mixed results

As WPP reports its interim results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Global advertising giant WPP, run by Sir Martin Sorrell, [...]

What the Chinese slowdown means for investors

Didier Saint-Georges, managing director and member of the Investment Committee at Carmignac, looks at the ongoing market turbulence in China and what it means for global investors… Interpreting the violence [...]

Expert investment comment: “Stay on course in the summer storm”

The usual summer doldrums have suddenly been whipped up into a ferocious storm as markets are spooked by every piece of negative macroeconomic news concerning China, Greece, global growth and [...]

Why shares in insurer Prudential are a ‘buy’

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the FTSE 100 listed insurer… This week, international provider of insurance and investment products, Prudential is [...]

“China crisis”…the implications for broader economies and financial markets

David Jane, co-manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks the turmoil in China and examines the parallels with financial market history… The state of the economy in China has troubled [...]

Positive results from Costain and a 15% dividend hike make the engineer’s shares a ‘buy’

As Costain reports its half year results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Costain, the engineering and infrastructure projects group, has [...]

“China’s currency moves and market volatility”

Veteran investor and manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust Dr Mark Mobius examines the volatility engulfing China’s market… After a volatile month for China’s stock market in July, [...]

Implications of Greek crisis have been exaggerated, says fund manager

PassStuart Mitchell of S. W. Mitchell Capital and fund manager of the St. James’s Place Continental European, and joint manager of Greater European and Greater European Progressive funds argues that [...]

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