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Legal and General: The best value UK mid-cap and technology stocks for investors today

Legal and General: The best value UK mid-cap and technology stocks for investors today

News | Shares & trading | 15 Sep 2014

Richard Penny, whose L&G UK Alpha fund has returned 17 per cent in the past year, compared to 6 per cent for the IMA UK All Companies sector in the same period, has outlined the UK mid-caps and technology stocks which he believes represent value for private investors at the present time. 

Woodford's new fund is best performing UK income fund in three months since launch

Woodford's new fund is best performing UK income fund in three months since launch

News | Funds | 15 Sep 2014

The CF Woodford Equity Income fund, which has attracted £2.6 billion of investor capital since launch in June, is the best performing fund out of 89 in the IMA UK Equity Income sector, according to data from FE Trustnet. 

Stephanie Flanders: What investors should worry about if Scotland votes for independence

Stephanie Flanders: What investors should worry about if Scotland votes for independence

News | Banking & savings | 12 Sep 2014

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, has outlined the likely consequences for investors of a 'yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum. 

Demand for UK residential property 'declines' for second consecutive month

Demand for UK residential property 'declines' for second consecutive month

News | Markets | 11 Sep 2014

The latest survey of its members by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that ‘buyer demand declined’ in the UK housing market in August.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Morrisons shares remain a 'sell' despite dividend increase

Hargreaves Lansdown: Morrisons shares remain a 'sell' despite dividend increase

News | Shares & trading | 11 Sep 2014

Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that while supermarket group Morrisons (LON:MRW) has ‘confounded its doubters by raising its dividend in contrast to Tesco’s recent cut’, the shares should still be sold.

Standard Life Investments vows to 'protect' customers in the event of a yes vote in the Scottish referendum

Standard Life Investments vows to 'protect' customers in the event of a yes vote in the Scottish referendum

News | Funds | 10 Sep 2014

Standard Life Investments, which apart from running pensions and savings products for UK investors also manages billions of pounds of investor capital through a range of funds including Harry Nimmo’s UK Smaller Companies fund, has vowed to ‘protect’ customers and move the business to England if Scotland votes yes to independence. 

The picture is bright for UK house building stocks as 'earnings soar'  

The picture is bright for UK house building stocks as 'earnings soar'  

News | Shares & trading | 10 Sep 2014

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, believes that the strong earnings growth of companies in the house building sector is likely to mean that momentum stays with the sector for the foreseeable future. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best funds for investing in China 

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best funds for investing in China 

News | Funds | 10 Sep 2014

The Chinese stock market is trading at a valuation that is historically cheap, but there is a need to be cautious, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

What Investment Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes on what will happen to global stock markets for the rest of 2014 

What Investment Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes on what will happen to global stock markets for the rest of 2014 

News | Comment & Analysis | 10 Sep 2014

Richard Buxton, head of UK equities and manager of the Old Mutual UK Alpha Fund, writes for What Investment on the prospects for the UK stock market in 2014, and the 'autumn shivers' he sees on the horizon.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Scottish Independence will lead to higher costs for investors 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Scottish Independence will lead to higher costs for investors 

News | Banking & savings | 9 Sep 2014

Investors based in Scotland and investors with assets in Scotland are likely to face higher costs in the event of Scottish voters deciding to vote in favour of independence next week, according to Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Giant Schroders UK Opportunities fund no longer a 'buy' as fund manager Julie Dean departs 

Giant Schroders UK Opportunities fund no longer a 'buy' as fund manager Julie Dean departs 

News | Funds | 8 Sep 2014

A brace of fund analysts have removed the £2.1 billion Schroder UK Opportunities fund from their buy lists following the announcement this morning that the long-serving manager of the fund, Julie Dean, is to leave.

Stephanie Flanders: Eurozone rate cut makes equities a better investment, but with higher risk

Stephanie Flanders: Eurozone rate cut makes equities a better investment, but with higher risk

News | Markets | 5 Sep 2014

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, believes that yesterday’s interest rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to increase the returns on offer from Eurozone equity markets, but also the risks attached to the investment. 

Henderson: Long-term picture for India is better than China, but China is cheaper right now

Henderson: Long-term picture for India is better than China, but China is cheaper right now

News | Markets | 5 Sep 2014

Mike Kerley, manager of the Henderson Far East Income Trust, believes that in the current climate India is a better bet for investors than China.

Eurozone reforms 'too little, too late' 

Eurozone reforms 'too little, too late' 

News | Markets | 4 Sep 2014

The latest rate-cutting measures announced by the European Central Bank (ECB) this afternoon, while welcome, are unlikely to ‘snuff out’ the chances of deflation crippling the economic bloc or to stimulate growth, according to Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes Group. 

How can I invest in UK fracking?

How can I invest in UK fracking?

News | Comment & Analysis | 4 Sep 2014

Some of the truths that may have seemed to be self-evident to investors at the start of this century could be rendered redundant by the end of this decade. 

Evy Hambro: Risks associated with investing in commodities right now 'have diminished' 

Evy Hambro: Risks associated with investing in commodities right now 'have diminished' 

News | Markets | 3 Sep 2014

The risks associated with investing in commodities have ‘diminished’ in recent months, according to Evy Hambro, manager of the £900 million BlackRock World Mining investment trust.