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Is cheap oil really good for global GDP growth?

Is cheap oil really good for global GDP growth?

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 18 Dec 2014

With oil remaining below $70 a barrel, economists are still trying to figure out who will be the winners and losers.

Sebastian Lyon: The best stocks for cautious investors in 2015 

Sebastian Lyon: The best stocks for cautious investors in 2015 

News | Funds | 17 Dec 2014

Sebastian Lyon, manager of the Personal Assets Trust, which prides itself on helping investors ‘protect and increase (in that order)' their funds, has outlined the investments he has been making to minimise the impact of the current stock market volatility. 

Star UK property fund manager: Now is the best time for five years to invest in commercial property outside London

Star UK property fund manager: Now is the best time for five years to invest in commercial property outside London

News | Markets | 17 Dec 2014

Richard Kirby, whose £1.13 billion F&C Commercial Property Trust has returned 73 per cent since 2005, compared to 19 per cent for the average fund in the AIC UK Property sector over the same period, has been increasing his exposure to property outside London as he believes that conditions in the market are the best they have been for many years. 

Nick Train: Why I am backing Reed Elsevier shares to deliver returns for years to come

Nick Train: Why I am backing Reed Elsevier shares to deliver returns for years to come

News | Shares & trading | 17 Dec 2014

Nick Train, manager of the high-performing Finsbury Growth & Income Trust amongst other mandates, believes that, contrary to the views of many market participants, there is plenty of room for more gains from digital media company Reed Elsevier. 

 

Neil Woodford: Why I am 'very confident' in the long-term prospect for BT shares

Neil Woodford: Why I am 'very confident' in the long-term prospect for BT shares

News | Shares & trading | 16 Dec 2014

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £3.7 billion CF Woodford UK Equity Income fund has an investment of around £190 million in telecoms giant BT, believes that the company’s proposed takeover of mobile phone business EE represents a ‘great opportunity’ for the business to grow revenues in the years to come.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest fall in inflation data may mean UK interest rates don't rise until 2016

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest fall in inflation data may mean UK interest rates don't rise until 2016

News | Markets | 16 Dec 2014

The announcement this morning that UK Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation for the year to November was 1 per cent, compared to 1.3 per cent in October, means that the Bank of England has little reason to put interest rates up any time soon, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Premier: The sectors for UK investors to focus on, and avoid, in 2015 

Premier: The sectors for UK investors to focus on, and avoid, in 2015 

News | Shares & trading | 15 Dec 2014

Chris White, head of UK equities at Premier Asset Management, has outlined the sectors he believes private investors should focus on in 2015, as well as those to avoid.

Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes for What Investment: UK equity investors should be rewarded in the second half of 2015 

Exclusive: Richard Buxton writes for What Investment: UK equity investors should be rewarded in the second half of 2015 

News | Comment & Analysis | 15 Dec 2014

2014 will be remembered as a frustrating year for UK equity investors. The UK economy recorded the highest growth of all G7 nations, driven principally by growth in employment, yet the performance of the stock market has been more sleepy than sensational.  

Interest rates of new pensioner bonds confirmed

Interest rates of new pensioner bonds confirmed

News | Banking & savings | 12 Dec 2014

The Treasury has confirmed that National Savings & Investments’ (NS&I’s) new ‘pensioner bonds’ for those aged over 65 will pay 2.8 per cent for one-year bonds and 4 per cent for three-year bonds. 

Deflation is now the 'most likely' outcome for the Eurozone in 2015

Deflation is now the 'most likely' outcome for the Eurozone in 2015

News | Markets | 11 Dec 2014

Neil Williams, group chief economist at Hermes Investment Management, believes that investors in Eurozone assets are now more likely than not to have to deal with deflation gripping the economic bloc in the coming year.

BT shares offer a 'rare opportunity' for UK income investors, says star fund manager

BT shares offer a 'rare opportunity' for UK income investors, says star fund manager

News | Shares & trading | 11 Dec 2014

Thomas Moore, manager of the high-performing £700 million Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed that he is ‘wary’ of investing more in FTSE 100 income stocks right now, but he feels that BT (LON:BT.A) represents a ‘rare’ opportunity for income investors. 

Maven VCTs offer appeal for 'cautious' investors 

Maven VCTs offer appeal for 'cautious' investors 

News | Funds | 10 Dec 2014

Jason Hollands, managing director of fund supermarket Tilney Bestinvest, has disclosed to What Investment that the latest fundraising from Maven, which aims to attract investment of £18 million across its range of five venture capital trusts (VCTs), is likely to be attractive for investors with a desire to gain exposure to VCTs but who have a cautious investment horizon. 

Standard Life Investments: The two questions for those considering investing in the Eurozone in 2015 to consider 

Standard Life Investments: The two questions for those considering investing in the Eurozone in 2015 to consider 

News | Markets | 10 Dec 2014

Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments, believes that the best-case scenario for economic growth in the Eurozone in the next two years is 1 per cent per annum, while investors should not take it for granted that quantitative easing (QE) will happen. 

Nick Train: Why I have never invested in Tesco, but Burberry is a share to own for a decade

Nick Train: Why I have never invested in Tesco, but Burberry is a share to own for a decade

News | Shares & trading | 10 Dec 2014

High-performing fund manager Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth & Income Trust has returned 9 per cent in 2014, compared with 4 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Equity Income sector, intends to continue to shun Tesco shares, but is invested in luxury clothing retailer Burberry. 

'The two best mid-cap stocks for UK income investors today'

'The two best mid-cap stocks for UK income investors today'

News | Funds | 5 Dec 2014

Hugh Yarrow, whose £211 million Evenlode Income fund is among the top 20 per cent of all funds in the IMA UK Equity Income sector over one, three and five years, and is the absolute top performing out of 88 funds over the past three months of highly volatile markets, has told What Investment about the two mid-cap stocks that he has recently bought for income. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: The three best income funds for UK investors in 2015 

Hargreaves Lansdown: The three best income funds for UK investors in 2015 

News | Funds | 5 Dec 2014

Laith Khalaf, investment research analyst at Hargreaves Landown, has nominated the three funds that he believes should offer most appeal to UK income investors in 2015.