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News | 6 Sep 2016
Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes, has asserted that quantitative easing, the policy which Bank of England governor Mark Carney recently extended in the UK, is now doing more than good.
Magazine | 5 Jul 2016
In a world where the certainties of stock market pundits, economists and investors have been ripped asunder, the US market and economy appear determined to retain the characteristics displayed during the years of bull markets – an economy that appears in rude health but stock valuations that seem to leave little room for error.
Magazine | 5 Jul 2016
The UK smaller companies sector should be relatively popular at the moment. In a world of strife, exposure to the UK domestic economy has an obvious appeal, but that part of the market has moved largely in step with the rest of the FTSE, potentially throwing up bargains.
Magazine | 1 Apr 2016
Investors who have sought to take advantage of the old adage about ‘buying the dips’ by putting cash into the UK banks during previous periods of turmoil might reasonably have expected 2016 to be their year – the political risks have diminished, economies are growing and the river of PPI claims is slowing to a trickle.
UK banks continue to be in the regulatory wars, but is it worth looking through the fog to find returns?
Magazine | 1 Dec 2015
An investor in search of a quiet life will find their holdings in UK banks to be rather frustrating
at the moment, with one or other of them constantly cast into the spotlight.
Latest investment guides
Magazine | 2 Nov 2015
David Thorpe examines whether pharmaceutical or biotech stocks represent good value for investors
Magazine | 27 Mar 2015
A private investor casting his gaze upon the markets at present is faced with a horrendous series of puzzles, with election risk, interest rate risk and geopolitical risk all being factors.
Magazine | 28 Jul 2014
Few asset classes produce as wide a range of opinions as emerging market equities. Most agree that at least some of the countries which fall into that category will grow significantly in the coming years, but views vary on how to access that growth.
Magazine | 30 Apr 2014
With equity markets pumped up by a ready supply of money from central banks, do value investing strategies still work? We talk to the best value-oriented managers to find out.
Magazine | 3 Mar 2014
Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINT countries – have replaced the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as the ones to watch, according to analyst Jim O'Neill. But should we believe him?
Magazine | 3 Feb 2014
We discuss the moral and financial arguments for investing in companies that sell tobacco, alcohol and weapons, as well as casting an ethical eye over the oil majors.
Magazine | 17 Dec 2013
In this two-part feature, we look at UK shares and equity income funds that have a track record of delivering income growth above inflation.
Magazine | 27 Aug 2013
Going for growth needn't be a high-risk investment strategy, provided you choose companies with sound prospects.
Magazine | 25 Jul 2013
Known as the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham believed that the man in the street could beat the professionals at stockpicking by following some surprisingly simple rules. But do his ideas still work today?
Guides | 23 Jul 2013
When investing in the stock market, one alternative to buying shares direct is to invest in US-style (or 'vanilla') stock options. In this article we look at the difference between the two.
Magazine | 29 Apr 2013
What Investment sets out how investors can buy into the opportunities only available from overseas equities.