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Neil Woodford: Why I have sold all of my HSBC shares 

Neil Woodford: Why I have sold all of my HSBC shares 

1 Sep 2014

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, who has raised over £2 billion from private investors for his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund since launch in July, has disclosed that he has sold all of his shares in banking giant HSBC. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'definite sell' following profit warning 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'definite sell' following profit warning 

29 Aug 2014

The announcement from supermarket giant Tesco this morning that it is slashing its dividend by 75 per cent, and is unlikely to hit its profit forecasts for 2014, means that shares in the retailer are a definite sell, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

'TSB shares are a low risk investment' for income investors 

'TSB shares are a low risk investment' for income investors 

20 Aug 2014

Star UK equity income fund manager Jeremy Lang, whose Ardevora UK Income fund has returned 56 per cent since launch in 2011, compared to 39 per cent for the IMA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that TSB is the only UK bank in which he would invest. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest results make Prudential shares a 'strong buy' 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest results make Prudential shares a 'strong buy' 

12 Aug 2014

Strong performance from its overseas businesses saw insurance giant Prudential (LON:PRU) record a 17 per cent increase in profits for the six months to the end of June, making the stock a ‘strong buy’, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Edelsten: The best stocks in the world to invest in if the economic recovery fails

Edelsten: The best stocks in the world to invest in if the economic recovery fails

11 Aug 2014

Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund, has outlined the stocks he has been investing in recently ‘that would not be greatly affected should the recovery in major economies disappoint’.

Massive cash pile means HSBC 'still the most investable UK bank'

Massive cash pile means HSBC 'still the most investable UK bank'

4 Aug 2014

A huge cash pile and conservative management mean that HSBC (LON:HSBA) is the ‘the most investable UK bank’, according to Rob James, equity analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Profits plummet at Barclays' investment bank despite savage cost-cutting

Profits plummet at Barclays' investment bank despite savage cost-cutting

30 Jul 2014

Barclays (LON:BARC) suffered a 7 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £3.35 billion for the first half of 2014, driven by dull performance from its investment bank which was only partly offset by an improvement in its personal and business operations.

The fund managers who still hold RBS

The fund managers who still hold RBS

29 Jul 2014

Less than a fifth of UK fund managers now hold RBS (LON:RBS) in their portfolios, according to data from Hargreaves Lansdown.

RBS 'still the least investable of all UK banks' despite profit rise

RBS 'still the least investable of all UK banks' despite profit rise

25 Jul 2014

Despite Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS) revealing that profits for the second quarter of this year had almost doubled, sending the share price up 14 per cent, RBS remains an unattractive investment relative to its rivals, according to Robert James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Mike Prentis: The best UK smaller companies for private investors today

Mike Prentis: The best UK smaller companies for private investors today

23 Jul 2014

Mike Prentis, high performing manager of the BlackRock Smaller Companies (LON:BRSC) investment trust, which has returned 411 per cent in the past ten years compared to 237 per cent for the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector, has outlined for What Investment the smaller company stocks he feel offer the best value for UK private investors right now. 

M&G: BP is a better investment than Shell right now

M&G: BP is a better investment than Shell right now

22 Jul 2014

Mike Felton, manager of the £720 million M&G UK Growth fund, believes that investors should prefer BP (LON:BP) to Shell (LON:RDSB) at the present time.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

21 Jul 2014

The announcement this morning that Tesco (LON:TSCO) is to change its chief executive should not immediately change investors' view of the stock, which remains a ‘sell’ according to Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Old Mutual: The best UK smaller companies

Old Mutual: The best UK smaller companies

16 Jul 2014

Dan Nickols, whose £991 million Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies fund has returned 501 per cent since launch in 2001, compared to 163 per cent for the IMA UK Smaller Companies sector in the same period, has outlined the stocks he is investing in at present.

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

15 Jul 2014

John Baker, the high performing manager of the JP Morgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK fund, has outlined the five stocks that he believes represent best value in the Eurozone at present. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

10 Jul 2014

Further trading updates over time in line with the news released this morning from high-end clothing and luxury goods maker Burberry (LON:BRBY) are likely to put upward pressure on the share price, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Henry Dixon: The best stocks to invest in when interest rates rise 

Henry Dixon: The best stocks to invest in when interest rates rise 

2 Jul 2014

Henry Dixon, manager of the high-performing GLG UK Undervalued Assets fund, has outlined for What Investment the stocks and sectors in which he will be investing in expectation of an interest rate rise this year. 

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