Credibility of government's economic forecasts in doubt following latest Autumn Statement, says City veteran
A veteran investor has asserted that the latest Autumn Statement could cast into question the independence of the government’s own forecasters.
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George Osborne delivers Autumn Statement bombshell for buy to let investors, while house builder shares roar
In his latest Autumn Statement, announced this afternoon in the House of Commons, George Osborne announced new measures that dent the investment case for buy-to-let property, while the shares in UK house builder stocks roared.
Anthony Rayner, co-manager of the Miton Multi-Asset Range of funds, has revealed for What Investment the reasons behind the recent decision to buy some gold for the portfolio of funds of which he is co-manager.
Charles Luke, manager of the £549 million Murray Income Trust, which has a yield of 4.7 per cent, has disclosed the UK property company he has bought for income over the past month.
Georgina Hamilton, co-manager of the Miton UK Value Opportunities fund, which has returned 22 per cent over the past year, compared to 4 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the reasons behind the funds investment in Imperial Tobacco, despite the sector appearing to have limited growth potential.
Veteran investor Mark Slater, whose Slater Income fund is the second best performer out of 77 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past 3 years , with a return of 70 per cent, compared to 40 per cent for the average fund in the sector, has revealed the reasons behind his decision to invest in Rio Tinto shares.
Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants Investment Trust, has revealed that his search for income has led to an investment in one company that has recently come to market via an IPO.
Jeroen Huysinga portfolio manager of the £239 million JPMorgan Overseas Investment Trust, which has returned 12 per cent in the past year, compared to 7 per cent for the average fund in the AIC Global sector, has disclosed three stocks he believes represent good value right now.
Chris Wright, manager of the Premier Optimum Income fund, which has a yield of 7 per cent, has revealed for What Investment the one smaller company stock he has been buying for income.
Alex Wright: Why Lloyds Banking Group shares are a good investment for 2016, and investors should shun mining stocks
Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Values investment trust and the Fidelity Special Situations fund, has asserted that Lloyds Banking Group shares continue to be amongst the best investments for 2016, but the prospects for the mining stocks are likely to remain bleak.
Eric Moore, manager of the Miton Income fund, which has a current dividend yield of 4.2 per cent, has outlined for What Investment the reasons why he believes that oil giant Shell may not be able to maintain its dividend at the present level beyond two years from now.
Richard Watts, manager of the £2 billion Old Mutual UK Mid Cap fund, which is ranked 4th from 248 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector over the past five years, has disclosed for What Investment the two UK house builders he believes represent value right now.
Buy-to-let investment market in the UK a 'disaster waiting to happen' due to George Osborne's tax bombshell
The changes to the tax treatment of buy-to-let investments in George Osborne’s last budget have the capacity to ‘shatter’ many people’s retirement, according to Rob Burgeman, Divisional Director at Brewin Dolphin.
Hugh Grieves, joint manager of the Miton US Opportunities fund, has revealed for What Investment the stocks he is buying to gain best value in the US market right now.
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