In common with many of the other UK banks, HSBC (LON:HSBA) is struggling to find ways to grow its revenue in the current climate, but it will be a prime beneficiary of US interest rates rising in the future, a scenario that could lead to the share price of the banking giant making rapid gains, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.
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Richard Troue, head of investment Analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, has revealed for What Investment the two investment trusts he believes are most suitable for investors who are of a cautious disposition in 2015.
Lloyds Banking Group can grow its dividend by 500 per cent by 'the end of 2015' following latest results
Shareholders in Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) can expect the dividend to rise to as much as 4p per share in the coming year, following the announcement this morning of the banking group’s results for the first quarter of 2015, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.
Nick Train, who runs the best performing investment trusts in both the AIC Global and AIC UK Equity Income sectors over the past five years, has revealed the two stocks that excite him most right now.
Despite the fines for forex activities, the latest results from banking giant Barclays shows that the company is making real progress, and that the shares are a ‘strong buy’ for investors, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Thomas Moore, manager of the £862 million Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed that he has sold all of his shares in banking giant HSBC over the past month, despite the yield currently offered by the company.
Veteran UK smaller companies fund manager intends to focus his latest venture, the Miton UK Microcap investment trust will focus on companies with a market cap of less than £50 million.
Hargreaves Lansdown: Today's steep fall in the pace of UK growth is no reason for 'undue pessimism', but interest rates aren't rising anytime soon
A surprisingly steep fall in the level of increase of UK GDP this morning is not a reason for investors to be unduly concerned, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Despite rising prices in the asset and falling certainty surrounding the UK at present, income investors should still ‘find it hard to look past’ commercial property in the coming years, according to Dr. Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments.
Shares in Barclays offer much greater potential in the coming years than those of Lloyds Banking Group, based both on the respective valuations attached to the companies, and the level of reform being carried out by the management teams of the businesses, according to Kevin Troup, manager of the Standard Life Global Equity Income fund.
Tom Slater, co-manager of the £3.8 billion Scottish Mortgage Investment trust, which has returned 143 per cent over the past five years, compared to 60 per cent for the average fund in the AIC Global sector, has outlined the stocks, and strategy he is pursuing for the trust right now.
JP Morgan Fusion fund manager Tony Lanning says investors can be confident that there is more to come from the Japanese stock market, which has enjoyed a stout rally so far this year off the back of the gales of liquidity been injected into the market by the Bank of Japan.
If I took a thousand pennies and put them in a box under the bed for nine years and every year I took out £3.46 at the end of the term I’d have £68.86. Most of us appreciate that we need to invest in order to, if nothing else, combat the effect of real inflation so obviously I’d at least consider putting my pennies in a bank.
Veteran UK Small Cap fund manager Harry Nimmo, who manages the £1.1 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed the one IPO he has invested in during the past month.
William Meadon, manager of the JP Morgan Claverhouse Investment Trust, which has increased its dividend every year for the past decade, has outlined the stocks and sectors of the market he believes represents value for UK investors at the present time.
In the past nine months, we’ve seen UK 10 year gilt yields halve, bottoming only at the end of January around a staggering 1.3%.
Mark Costar, manager of the JO Hambro UK Growth fund which has returned 157 per cent over the past decade, compared to 117 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has told What Investment that the ‘doesn’t agree’ with any of the negativity around shares in banking group RBS at present.