Dividend announcement boosts Lloyds Banking Group shareholders, but future growth might be 'tougher to come by' 

News | Shares & trading | 27 Feb 2015

Dividend announcement boosts Lloyds Banking Group shareholders, but future growth might be 'tougher to come by' 

The announcement this morning by Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) that it would, after much anticipation, pay a dividend for the last financial year, shows that management have ‘delivered on what they said they would do’, but the challenge for the bank is to grow from here, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

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Is student accommodation a good investment?

News | Markets | 27 Feb 2015

Many investors will have been offered the chance to invest in the suite of high-end student accommodation flats being developed around the country and promising a good, and optically, a guaranteed return. 

Investors who bought RBS shares hoping for a dividend are likely to have to wait 'until at least 2017' following latest results 

Investors who bought RBS shares hoping for a dividend are likely to have to wait 'until at least 2017' following latest results 

News | Shares & trading | 26 Feb 2015

Investors who drove the RBS (LON:RBS) share price up 11 per cent over the past year are likely to have to wait until 2017 to see the banking giant pay a dividend, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

JO Hambro: The best mining stocks for UK investors today

JO Hambro: The best mining stocks for UK investors today

News | Funds | 26 Feb 2015

Clive Beagles, the veteran manager of the JO Hambro Capital Management UK Equity Income fund, has revealed the large cap mining stocks he believes are value right now, and those he is shunning. 

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Is it time to look again at the least loved income sectors?

Is it time to look again at the least loved income sectors?

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 26 Feb 2015

The quest for income is no longer easy. So says Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone Unit Trust Management. An urbane veteran of the investment industry, Chillingworth is specifically referring to predictable and reliable income stocks in the UK market.

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The best funds for your ISA

The best funds for your ISA

Magazine | ISAs and tax planning | 26 Feb 2015

Investors will soon turn their thoughts to the end of the tax year, and the funds, both open- and closed-ended, in which they can invest in order to maximise their income, grow the size of their portfolio or – for those who have a longer-term perspective and the inclination – add a sliver of risk to their holdings in the hope of garnering outsized future returns.

How to avoid a 75 per cent pension tax bombshell

How to avoid a 75 per cent pension tax bombshell

News | Pensions | 25 Feb 2015

David Smith, Financial Planning Director at Tilney Bestinvest, believes savers are on the cusp pf a huge tax bill if they don't take action ahead of the pension reforms .  

The Share Centre: The six best stocks for ISA investors in 2015 

The Share Centre: The six best stocks for ISA investors in 2015 

News | Funds | 25 Feb 2015

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, has outlined the six stocks he believes private investors should be looking at for their ISA this year. 

Richard Buxton: Why now is the time to buy Tesco shares 

Richard Buxton: Why now is the time to buy Tesco shares 

News | Shares & trading | 25 Feb 2015

Following a period of months of examining the stock as the share price declined, Richard Buxton, manager of the £2 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha equity fund has revealed the reasons why he began investing in Tesco  (LON:TSCO) shares. 

'Liquidity' should be the main concern for investors in the 6.25 per cent Rectory Homes mini-bond, says top performing bond fund manager 

'Liquidity' should be the main concern for investors in the 6.25 per cent Rectory Homes mini-bond, says top performing bond fund manager 

News | Banking & savings | 25 Feb 2015

Rectory Homes, a property developer that is focused on the South East of England, has launched a secured five-year fixed term bond paying an interest rate of 6.25 per cent. 

Rathbones: Now is the time for income investors to sell Unilever

Rathbones: Now is the time for income investors to sell Unilever

News | Shares & trading | 24 Feb 2015

Carl Stick, manager of the high-performing Rathbone Income fund, which moved past £1 billion in assets last week, has outlined the stocks and sectors he is focusing on to generate income in the current climate. 

Nick Train: The best shares to buy to profit from Quantitative Easing, and deflation 

Nick Train: The best shares to buy to profit from Quantitative Easing, and deflation 

News | Shares & trading | 24 Feb 2015

Nick Train, manager of the Finsbury Growth and Income trust (LON:FGT), which has returned 227 per cent over the past ten years, compared to 97 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Equity Income sector in the same period, has outlined the stocks which he is investing in to capitalise on the tumbling inflation rate, and the waves of quantitative easing being launched into the global economy by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan. 

Neil Woodford: Quantitative Easing hasn't helped the economy, and won't help Eurozone investors now 

Neil Woodford: Quantitative Easing hasn't helped the economy, and won't help Eurozone investors now 

News | Markets | 23 Feb 2015

Neil Woodford, the top-performing manager of the £4.7 billion Woodford UK Equity Income fund has cautioned investors against investing in the Eurozone in order to capitalize on anticipated gains from Quantitative Easing (QE) in the economic bloc. 

Revealed: The ten worst funds in the UK over the past three years 

Revealed: The ten worst funds in the UK over the past three years 

News | Funds | 23 Feb 2015

Darius McDermott, managing director of fund supermarket Chelsea Financial Services, has outlined the ten worst performing open-ended funds available to UK investors over the past three years.

HSBC's £324 billion cash pile means income investors 'don't have to worry about the dividend', despite the bad news 

HSBC's £324 billion cash pile means income investors 'don't have to worry about the dividend', despite the bad news 

News | Shares & trading | 23 Feb 2015

Income investors who have alighted on HSBC (LON:HSBA) shares as a boring, but reliable, source of income, shouldn’t be overly concerned about the profit and share price falls this morning, asserted Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Artemis: Why now is the time to buy Rio Tinto shares, despite the tumble in commodity prices

Artemis: Why now is the time to buy Rio Tinto shares, despite the tumble in commodity prices

News | Shares & trading | 20 Feb 2015

Adrian Frost, manager of the £7 billion Artemis Income fund has disclosed the reasons why he has been buying more shares in mining giant Rio Tinto during the past month, despite the precipitous recent falls in commodity prices. 

Star fund manager Sebastian Lyon: Why I have an investment of over £200 million in gold right now

Star fund manager Sebastian Lyon: Why I have an investment of over £200 million in gold right now

News | Funds | 19 Feb 2015

Sebastian Lyon, manager of £2.5 billion Troy Trojan fund has defended his decision to retain a huge investment in gold bullion and gold ETFs in his fund, despite the ultra-low inflation environment gripping the world at present.