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Japan: why you should invest now

12 February 2016

Japan continues to face serious economic hurdles that will continue for the first half of the year but Fidelity’s Nicholas Price believes it is a short-term correction.   Japanese markets [...]

Why you should stop panicking about markets and get greedy

12 February 2016

Policymakers are taking control of the problems in the global economy which means markets can stop panicking and investors can get greedy, according to Royal London Asset Management’s Trevor Greetham. [...]

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

11 February 2016

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

11 February 2016

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 [...]

Home Secretary Theresa May launches new taskforce to tackle financial fraud

11 February 2016

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 [...]

“Currency markets display extremes of risk aversion”

11 February 2016

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 [...]

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

8 February 2016

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 [...]

10 investment mistakes and how to avoid them in the 2016 ISA season

8 February 2016

Investing can be much more straightforward than many believe. By following a simple set of rules and avoiding the pitfalls even the most inexperienced investor could become a successful investor. [...]

Randgold Resources shares tipped as a ‘buy’ as group enjoys hike in sales despite lower bullion prices

8 February 2016

Miner Randgold Resources has reported that sales have risen over the fourth quarter, despite lower gold prices hitting profits. The group’s chief executive Mark Bristow described 2015 as one of [...]

“Good quality defensive firms offer opportunities for positive returns”

8 February 2016

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 [...]

Investing in China in the Year of the Monkey: Investors need to be nimble and smart

4 February 2016

William Fong, lead manager of Baring China Select and China Growth funds explains why he believes investors will need to be smart as well as nimble if they are going to beat [...]

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

4 February 2016

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, [...]

Vodafone shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports yet another quarter of growth

4 February 2016

As Vodafone delivers its third quarter trading update, two brokers explain what it means for investors… Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre comments: Vodafone’s third quarter results [...]

Four AIM stock tips for intrepid investors to consider for their ISA

4 February 2016

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks four AIM stocks adventurous investors could consider for their ISA… Finsbury Food is the producer of a wide range of [...]

Expert comment: “Communication helps to provide stability”

4 February 2016

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 [...]

Royal Dutch Shell annual profits collapse by 80% on the back of falling oil prices

4 February 2016

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a steep fall in earnings and that it is to axe a substantial 10,000 jobs as falling oil prices continue to bite. On Thursday, the [...]

Savers count the £160bn cost of record low interest rates

3 February 2016

Cash savers have lost an estimated £160bn following seven years of low interest rates, new analysis suggests. The base rate has now been stuck at 0.5% since March 2009 and [...]

Tough start for the Chinese New Year of the monkey…

1 February 2016

It has already been a tough start to the year for the Chinese market, as the Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey approaches on 8 February. Monkeys in [...]

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

1 February 2016

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

1 February 2016

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”

1 February 2016

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 [...]

“Technology investing is changing to capture the next growth phase”

1 February 2016

Investing in technology no longer means finding the next Facebook while its founder is still working in a garage and wearing tracksuit bottoms writes Mindful Money columnist and managing director [...]

BT shares are a ‘buy’ as the group reports “stand-out” quarterly results

1 February 2016

Shares in BT rose 3% in early trading as the telecommunications giant announced “stand-out” quarterly results. On Monday the group reported that during the three months to 31 December, profit [...]

Barclays to pay $70m fine over ‘dark pool’ trading operation

1 February 2016

Barclays is to be hit with a $70m fine for misleading investors in regards to it US “dark pool” trading arm, the New York Attorney General’s office has said. According [...]

Technology investing is changing to capture the next growth phase

28 January 2016

It is out with the old and in with the new, says Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott assessing the funds leading the new wave of tech investing. Investing [...]

“Will the recent market volatility impact the rest of 2016?”

28 January 2016

Adam Ryan manager of the BlackRock Income Strategies Trust outlines his thoughts on the recent market volatility, and looks at what might happen over the rest of 2016… Most of [...]

UK GDP figures: “Bank of England still on course to raise rates this year”

28 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the latest GDP figures mean for investors… The Office for National Statistics said on Thursday that the UK economy [...]

George Osborne postpones Lloyds Banking Group share sale on the back of the market turmoil

28 January 2016

In the wake of the turmoil gripping international stockmarkets, the chancellor George Osborne has postponed the sale of the Government’s final stake in Lloyds Banking Group, according to BBC News. [...]

Expert comment: “Nervous markets call for a calm approach”

28 January 2016

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts, head of strategy, Jupiter Independent [...]

Oil rout prompts expat workers to return home, financial adviser warns

27 January 2016

The continuing saga surrounding oil prices is fuelling demand for financial advice from high net worth expats returning to Britain, says Mike Coady, managing director of deVere UK… Since mid-2015 [...]

Where to find the bright spots in European equity markets

26 January 2016

Niall Gallagher, investment director at GAM, highlights opportunities in Spain, Ireland and sectors including consumer, healthcare and industrials… Many of the macroeconomic imbalances that have put a strain on Europe [...]

Five defensive stocks to battle the ongoing volatility

25 January 2016

Following the S&P 500’s worst five-day start to a new year on record, investors are braced for further volatility in 2016. As a confluence of headwinds weighs on markets, including [...]

Broker view: Shares in homebuilder Taylor Wimpey are a ‘buy’

25 January 2016

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he tipping shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey as a ‘buy’… There’s no denying that the house-building sector has [...]

Named and shamed – investors have £18bn in 54 underachieving “dog” funds

25 January 2016

The amount of cash languishing in underperforming investment funds has jumped to £18bn, from £17.6 last July, according to new research. The latest Spot the Dog report from investment group [...]

China is now a “buying opportunity” for active investors

25 January 2016

Cheap Chinese shares, on the back of the market sell-off and long term opportunity are presenting investors with a strong buying opportunity according to Baring Asset Management. Wilfred Sit, chief [...]

“Widespread pessimism on China is misplaced”

25 January 2016

David Raper, manager of the Comgest Growth Greater China fund believes the negatively over the country has been overdone, he explains why… The consensus view on China is resolutely negative, [...]

Don’t panic! Why investors should sit tight right now

22 January 2016

Investors spooked by stockmarket turmoil should hold tight as the rest of the year is predicted to be better.   Charles Stanley chief executive Paul Abberley said investors shouldn’t be [...]

Market meltdown: finding the opportunities in fixed income

22 January 2016

It is not just equity investors that have been suffering this week, 2016 hasn’t been an easy ride for fixed income investors either.   2016 had been a tumultuous year [...]

“Should investors fear the Bear?”

21 January 2016

With the FTSE 100 officially moving into ‘bear’ territory yesterday, Richard Stone, chief executive of broker The Share Centre, comments on what this means for investors… The recent move of [...]

FTSE 100 enters bear market – four tips on how to navigate the volatility

21 January 2016

On Wednesday the FTSE 100 index of the UK’s top firms fell into bear market territory as it dipped 3.5% and collapsed below the 5,685 mark – some 20% below [...]

Where to shelter your investments from the global market storm

20 January 2016

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist looks at where investors can seek refuge from the global market sell-off… Stocks continued to plummet last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]

What Japan’s market fall means for investors

20 January 2016

Fidelity’s investment team in Tokyo comment on Japan’s fall into a bear market… Japanese stocks last entered a bear market in June 2013, when the Nikkei 225 slumped by more [...]

Brokers backing advertising giant WPP make its shares a ‘strong buy’

18 January 2016

The New Year has witnessed brokers come out in force to back advertising giant WPP with the market consensus now pushing the stock into ‘strong buy’ territory. As the bellwether [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Unilever, Royal Mail & Laird

18 January 2016

Unilever shareholders will be hoping the firm can maintain its recent positive momentum when the Bovril and Lynx owner updates the market with its full-year results on Tuesday. Graham Spooner, [...]

How investors can benefit from the market sell-off – and three funds to help

18 January 2016

2016 has already been a shocker for investors with markets tumbling worldwide and now the bears are out in force. The list of concerns has been building up causing markets [...]

“Currency wars aren’t over yet…”

18 January 2016

Colin McLean, managing director at SVM Asset Management asserts that while currency wars may have fallen out of the headlines, he believes 2016 may bring renewed volatility, he explains why… [...]

“Make sure Blue Money is more financially vibrant next year”

14 January 2016

Ahead of Blue Monday, the day marked as the most depressing of the year, Tony Stenning, savings and investment expert at BlackRock, takes a look at how consumers can dodge [...]

What sterling’s fall against the euro means for UK imports

13 January 2016

Andy Scott, economist at HiFX looks at the implications of the recent fall of sterling against the euro for UK imports… The sharp fall in the value of the Pound [...]

Investors brace for renewed currency war

12 January 2016

Colin McLean, managing director, SVM Asset Management looks says we should prepare for more currency volatility in 2016…. Currency wars may have fallen out of the headlines but 2016 may [...]

Star fund manager Mark Mobius on “China’s conundrum”

11 January 2016

Veteran investor, Dr Mark Mobius of Templeton Emerging Markets Group takes a detailed look at China’s current conundrum… New-year celebrations in the Western world gave way to concerns about China [...]

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