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Why stock markets are falling and the assets to buy to protect yourself, by veteran investor 

Why stock markets are falling and the assets to buy to protect yourself, by veteran investor 

News | Funds | 5 Feb 2016

David Jane, the veteran investor who runs the Miton Cautious Multi-Asset fund has revealed the reasons behind the current stock market volatility, and where he is investing to protect himself from it.

What 'Brexit' would mean for the UK economy, by prominent economist 

What 'Brexit' would mean for the UK economy, by prominent economist 

News | Markets | 5 Feb 2016

Neil Williams, senior economist at Hermes, has outlined for What Investment what he sees as the key impacts for UK investors of the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

BlackRock: The best income stocks for ISA investors in 2016 

BlackRock: The best income stocks for ISA investors in 2016 

News | Shares & trading | 4 Feb 2016

David Goldman, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income fund, which has returned 9 per cent in 2015, compared to 6 per cent for the average fund in the sector, has revealed for What Investment the stocks he is buying for income in the current market conditions.

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I'm 'perilously close' to selling, and why investors should have 'no doubt' the falling oil price is good news 

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I'm 'perilously close' to selling, and why investors should have 'no doubt' the falling oil price is good news 

News | Funds | 4 Feb 2016

Veteran investor Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income Trust has returned 101 per cent over the past five years to make it the top UK equity income trust in that time period according to FE Trustnet rankings, was in typically boisterous form at the annual shareholders meeting this afternoon, though he did say that one FTSE 100 stock with which he has persevered is very close to being sold.

Mark Carney cuts UK growth forecast for 2016 and 'interest rates are now more likely to fall than rise', according to analysts 

Mark Carney cuts UK growth forecast for 2016 and 'interest rates are now more likely to fall than rise', according to analysts 

News | Markets | 4 Feb 2016

In a stark, downbeat assessment of the health of the UK economy this morning, Bank of England governor Mark Carney cut his growth forecast for the UK economy to 2.2 per cent, from the previous 2.5, cautioned that the risk to this forecast is that it would be too optimistic, and kept interest rates at the present record low level,  with analysts increasingly scurrying to the conclusion that the UK interest rates are more likely to fall than rise from here.

Why we have reduced our investment in shares to the lowest level since 2008, by investors who foresaw the last financial crisis

Why we have reduced our investment in shares to the lowest level since 2008, by investors who foresaw the last financial crisis

News | Funds | 4 Feb 2016

A fusion of worries from around the world has caused Hamish Baillie, investment director at Ruffer Investment Trust which exited equities just before the last financial crisis, to reduce his exposure to shares to the lowest level it has been since 2008.

Revealed: The four best AIM shares for ISA investors in 2016 

Revealed: The four best AIM shares for ISA investors in 2016 

News | Shares & trading | 4 Feb 2016

Investors considering placing AIM shares into their ISA in 2016 should consider four particular stocks for their portfolio, according to Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre.

Why I'm sticking with my investment in BP shares, by manager with £12 million of them 

Why I'm sticking with my investment in BP shares, by manager with £12 million of them 

News | Shares & trading | 3 Feb 2016

Alex Crooke, long-serving manager of the £750 million Bankers Investment Trust, which has increased its dividend in every one of the past 49 years, has revealed the reasons why he is sticking with his investment of approximately £12 million in BP shares.

Revealed: Three reasons why there will be no 'Brexit' 

Revealed: Three reasons why there will be no 'Brexit' 

News | Markets | 3 Feb 2016

Aengus Collins, lead Eurozone analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, has revealed the three reasons why he believes that UK investors will not have to contend with the implications of Brexit in 2016.

Walker Crips: The one UK equity fund that is best for ISA investors in 2016 

Walker Crips: The one UK equity fund that is best for ISA investors in 2016 

News | Funds | 3 Feb 2016

Matt Ennion, investment director at Walker Crips has revealed for What Investment the funds he favours for ISA investors in 2016, including just one UK equity fund.

Gervais Williams: The UK microcap stock that excites me most right now  

Gervais Williams: The UK microcap stock that excites me most right now  

News | Funds | 2 Feb 2016

Veteran UK smaller company investor Gervais Williams, who is currently touring the country promoting the issue of new shares in his Miton UK Microcap investment trust has revealed the stock on which he is most keen amongst the smallest companies on the market.

Barings: There would have to be a 'dramatic change' in the UK economy for interest rates to rise in 2016

Barings: There would have to be a 'dramatic change' in the UK economy for interest rates to rise in 2016

News | Markets | 2 Feb 2016

Despite expectations at the turn of the year that 2016 would bring the first rise in UK interest rates for the time in seven years, investors should expect no change in 2016, according to Sonja Laud, manager of the Barings Multi-Asset Income fund.

Is property a good investment for 2016?

Is property a good investment for 2016?

News | Markets | 2 Feb 2016

Steven Grahame manager of the North Row Liquid Property fund writes for What Investment on the prospects for property investors in 2016

Worse than expected results from BP place dividend in doubt, agree analysts 

Worse than expected results from BP place dividend in doubt, agree analysts 

News | Shares & trading | 2 Feb 2016

The latest results from oil major BP were much worse than expected, with a halving of profits and a decline in the cash flow position placing the prospects of a dividend cut or suspension firmly on the horizon, agree a brace of prominent analysts.

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Investors have been fleeing the mining, oil and UK food retail sectors, but are there bargains to be had?

Investors have been fleeing the mining, oil and UK food retail sectors, but are there bargains to be had?

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 1 Feb 2016

It was the fabled American investor Warren Buffett who first coined the phrase ‘picking up pennies from in front of a steamroller’, to describe those investors who try to time the market – to buy stocks that have fallen a long way and sell when the inevitable improvement in share price performance occurs. 

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Which of the investment trusts at the riskier end of the spectrum represent value right now?

Which of the investment trusts at the riskier end of the spectrum represent value right now?

Magazine | Investment trusts | 1 Feb 2016

While the steady-as-she-goes investment trusts are likely to be the cornerstones of most private investors’ portfolios, the temptation is strong to include a few holdings with the capacity to generate outsized returns and afford to the shrewd investor the bragging rights amongst his or her peers.