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Broker view: Why Rio Tinto shares are a ‘buy’ despite the group enduring a full year loss of $866m

Broker view: Why Rio Tinto shares are a ‘buy’ despite the group enduring a full year loss of $866m

As Rio Tinto reports its full year results, and a loss of $866m, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is still calling its shares [...]

Three investment strategies to help investors navigate volatile markets

Three investment strategies to help investors navigate volatile markets

Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International examines the current volatility engulfing markets and outlines three tactics to see investors through…  February has continued much like January [...]

US Federal Reserve suggests interest rate rise in March is unlikely

US Federal Reserve suggests interest rate rise in March is unlikely

The US Federal Reserve has downplayed the possibility of another interest rate hike in March in the wake of the recent market turmoil. On Wednesday, 10 February, Fed chair Janet [...]

Home Secretary Theresa May launches new taskforce to tackle financial fraud

Home Secretary Theresa May launches new taskforce to tackle financial fraud

The Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a new taskforce in a bid to crack down on fraud across the UK. The Joint Fraud Taskforce, will be made up of [...]

Mortgage arrears collapse to lowest rate for more than a decade in 2015

Mortgage arrears collapse to lowest rate for more than a decade in 2015

Less than one in 1,000 mortgages ended in repossession in 2015, according to the latest update from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). In addition, with fewer than one in 100 mortgages in [...]

Travel insurance claims surge as families hit the ski-slopes

Travel insurance claims surge as families hit the ski-slopes

It appears February half term is the most dangerous time of the year for a trip to the slopes. Research from Aviva shows the average number of winter sports travel [...]

Dramatic rise in buy-to-let investors set to drive home prices even higher

Dramatic rise in buy-to-let investors set to drive home prices even higher

UK house prices are set to rise at an even greater pace as a rush of buy-to-let investors flood the market, according to new research. The latest UK Residential Market [...]

Lost passports abroad costing Britons a massive £3.5m

Lost passports abroad costing Britons a massive £3.5m

The number of emergency travel documents issued has increased 22%, while the cost to UK travellers of replacing lost passports abroad has reached £3.5m per year. Gocompare.com is warning Brits [...]

“Currency markets display extremes of risk aversion”

Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, comments on currency moves as global growth remains moribund… In recent weeks, financial markets have been in the grip of [...]

Why the bears are afraid of a black swan

Sense must prevail over the negative outlook to break the current market impasse, says Rowan Dartingon Signature’s Guy Stephens… Market sentiment is currently pretty negative. We all know that during [...]

Understanding climate change as a global investment risk

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 11th annual Global Risk Report named “failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation” as the top global risk for 2016 and beyond, making a case for linking [...]

Broker view: Six funds for your Isa

Andy Parsons, Head of Investment Research at The Share Centre, outlines six funds for investors to consider this ISA season… AXA Framlington Biotech fund For those investors seeking a very [...]

Profit boost for ARM Holdings despite smartphone slowdown

As ARM Holdings reports its full year results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… British chip designer ARM Holdings has beaten [...]

Commodities cast a long shadow over earnings season

As the fourth quarter earnings season gets underway, Steve Clayton, head of equities research, Hargreaves Lansdown takes a look at the impact of the commodities crisis and other themes… 2015 was [...]

Tui Travel tipped as a “Buy” despite global unrest hitting bookings

As TUI reports its Q1 results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… This morning, TUI Travel said that bookings had taken [...]

Expert comment: “Time to hit the panic button?”

On the day that the Chinese New Year begins, Schroders’ chief economist Keith Wade, comments on the risks facing the global economy, recognising that the biggest ‘known unknown’ for the global [...]

“Good quality defensive firms offer opportunities for positive returns”

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range explains why there is still quality to be found in defensive stocks… It has been a difficult start to 2016 with most [...]

Expert comment: The first Super Thursday of 2016 – MPC votes unanimously to keep bank rate at 0.5%

Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, looks at the Bank of England’s first Super-Thursday of 2016… Given Mark Carney’s cautious comments just a few weeks ago, [...]

Expert comment: “Communication helps to provide stability”

Dominic Rossi, global CIO of equities at fund manager Fidelity International looks at the recent market volatility and the role central banks need to play… The world economy is bearing [...]

Do central bankers need to toughen up in the face of market fright?

Tom Becket, chief investment officer at Psigma looks at the long-term risks of central bankers’ capitulating to panicked markets… Just ten days ago there was serious panic in markets and [...]

Broker view: Severn Trent recommended as a “hold” on trading update

As Severn Trent reports a Q3 trading update, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, utility company Severn Trent reiterated [...]

Scottish Power cuts bills by up to £32 per year, but experts say it is “too little, too late”

Scottish Power  is the latest of the Big Six energy suppliers to cut standard tariffs, which will fall by 5.4%, or £32 per year, from March 15. Stephen Murray, energy [...]

Broker view: Why shares in a Sky are a ‘buy’

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at stockbroker The Share Centre, explains why he is backing shares in Sky… It was a busy week for Sky last week as the company [...]

Londoners way behind the rest of the UK when it comes to owning an ISA

Londoners are way behind the rest of the UK when it comes to owning an ISA, according to new research. The analysis from digital wealth manager MoneyFarm, shows that just [...]

“Japan steps up the currency war”

Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, comments on the Bank of Japan’s decision to introduce a negative interest rate policy… In a surprise move the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has [...]

Peer-to-peer lending enjoyed record growth in 2015

The peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry lent more than £2.2bn in 2015 according to new figures released today from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA). Numbers from the trade body show that [...]

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