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The two best value income stocks for UK investors right now, by top performing income fund manager 

The two best value income stocks for UK investors right now, by top performing income fund manager 

News | Funds | 31 Jul 2015

Hugh Yarrow, manger of the Evenlode Income fund, which returned 7 per cent in the 2014 calendar year, considerably ahead of the return achieved by the average fund in the sector, has disclosed the income stocks he has been buying for value over the past month. 

What is the difference between volatility and risk? 

What is the difference between volatility and risk? 

News | Funds | 31 Jul 2015

James Budden, head of marketing at Baillie Gifford outlines the difference between volatility and risk and the impact this can have on an investors portfolio over the long term. 

Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise 

Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise 

News | Funds | 30 Jul 2015

Christine Johnson, head of fixed interest at Old Mutual Global Investors has outlined for What Investment the strategies that investors should deploy when a rise in UK interest rates begins to impact on the bond market. 

RBS shares a 'buy' following latest results says prominent analyst, but a dividend looks a distant prospect  

RBS shares a 'buy' following latest results says prominent analyst, but a dividend looks a distant prospect  

News | Shares & trading | 30 Jul 2015

RBS shares are a definite buy in the wake of this morning second quarter results from the company, which surpassed analysts forecasts, according to Ian Gordon, banking analyst at Investec.

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What would a Brexit mean for your finances?

What would a Brexit mean for your finances?

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 30 Jul 2015

With negotiations ongoing to keep Greece in the euro, David Thorpe considers what a future vote for Britain to leave the EU could mean for your portfolio. As I type these words, uncertainty haunts the streets of Greece, and the possibility of a ‘Grexit’ from the euro has been a shadow over European equity markets for weeks. 

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Reassuringly expensive

Reassuringly expensive

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 30 Jul 2015

David Thorpe seeks out suitable investment trusts that are currently trading at a premium to their net assets

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

News | Funds | 30 Jul 2015

The current behaviour of investors and companies suggests that ‘euphoria’ has gripped the market at present, and in such a climate the prudent course is to take profits where one can, and stick to cash and gold according to the star fund manager Sebastian Lyon. 

Barclays 'now the most attractive investment' amongst the UK banks following latest results 

Barclays 'now the most attractive investment' amongst the UK banks following latest results 

News | Shares & trading | 29 Jul 2015

Banking giant Barclays delivered results that were some way ahead of expectations this morning, sending the share price lustily upwards and prompting Alastair McCaig, market analyst at stockbroker IG to declare the company ‘the most attractive of the UK banks from an investment point of view right now.’ 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

News | Funds | 29 Jul 2015

John Ventre, head of multi-manager at Old Mutual Global Investors, has outlined for What Investment the two commercial property funds he believes are best placed to navigate the current market conditions.

Standard Life: UK interest rates are likely to rise in February 2016 

Standard Life: UK interest rates are likely to rise in February 2016 

News | Markets | 29 Jul 2015

Although the rate of acceleration of UK GDP growth has slowed since last year, the economic picture remains healthy and is likely to mean that UK interest rates rise from their current artificially low levels February 2016, according to James McCann UK economist at Standard Life Investments.

Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue 

Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue 

News | Funds | 29 Jul 2015

The decision, announced yesterday, of BlackRock cut by half the fees it charges investors on its tracker funds is ‘tremendous news’ for investors, according to Adam Laird, head of passive investments at Hargreaves Lansdown.

UK interest rates likely to rise 'early next year' as latest GDP data paints positive picture 

UK interest rates likely to rise 'early next year' as latest GDP data paints positive picture 

News | Markets | 28 Jul 2015

The latest UK GDP data, released this morning, indicates that the UK economy grew 0.7 per cent in the second quarter of this year, bringing the first rise in UK interest rate sharply into view, according to Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders. 

How can I minimise my inheritance tax bill 

How can I minimise my inheritance tax bill 

News | Comment & Analysis | 27 Jul 2015

The recent budget introduced a proposal to lift the tax free allowance for a couple from the current £650,000 to £1 million, which applies to the family home only. Investors with assets other than the family home have a number of considerations to bear in mind, but an increasingly popular option being deployed by private investors is to invest in companies listed on the AIM market. These are stocks that are usually the equity of companies that are relatively early stage businesses. 

Fidelity: The four best funds to help investors navigate the current carnage in commodity markets 

Fidelity: The four best funds to help investors navigate the current carnage in commodity markets 

News | Funds | 27 Jul 2015

Whilst investing in commodities amidst the current market carnage being experienced in that sector is likely to be a brave move, there are funds that have a proven record of strong performance, according to Tom Stevenson, director of personal investing at Fidelity. 

The two reasons why income investors should shun Lloyds Banking Group shares right now, despite the dividend, by veteran fund manager 

The two reasons why income investors should shun Lloyds Banking Group shares right now, despite the dividend, by veteran fund manager 

News | Shares & trading | 27 Jul 2015

Whilst Lloyds Banking Group shares have started to pay a dividend; there are two reasons why income investors should be cautious about the prospects for the company, according to Colin Morton, the veteran manager of the Franklin Templeton UK Equity Income fund. 

Revealed: What investors should consider when buying an annuity

Revealed: What investors should consider when buying an annuity

News | Pensions | 27 Jul 2015

Despite the recent raft of changes that have occurred in the pensions market, annuities should still have a place in the retirement plans for many retirees, according to Andy James, head of retirement planning at Towry.