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From the jaws of danger - 14 stocks that could make or lose you a fortune 

From the jaws of danger - 14 stocks that could make or lose you a fortune 

Magazine | Trading tips | 30 Jan 2015

They are known as the ten-baggers, the thimbleful of stocks from across the range of over 2,500 listed companies in the UK which have the capacity to make the savvy investor ten times their money in a comparatively short space of time. 

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How to reduce the inheritance tax on your estate through AIM-listed shares

How to reduce the inheritance tax on your estate through AIM-listed shares

Magazine | ISAs and tax planning | 30 Jan 2015

It’s a fact that will not have escaped the attention of regular readers that some AIM-quoted shares are exempt from inheritance tax.

Downing VCT 'offers genuine diversification' for VCT investors

Downing VCT 'offers genuine diversification' for VCT investors

News | Funds | 29 Jan 2015

The latest fundraising for the Downing One Venture Capital Trust (VCT) offers investors the chance to achieve genuine diversification, according to Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest.

Alex Wright: The FTSE stocks that I think are 'very cheap' right now

Alex Wright: The FTSE stocks that I think are 'very cheap' right now

News | Funds | 29 Jan 2015

Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Values investment trust, as well as the giant Fidelity Special Situations fund, has outlined the FTSE 100 stocks that he believes are trading at cheap valuations relative to their own history and have ‘significant potential’ to generate gains for investors in the coming years. 

Ezbob announce launch of new finance offering

Ezbob announce launch of new finance offering

News | Banking & savings | 28 Jan 2015

Have you singled out your New Year’s resolution yet? Well, it’s a brand new year and the perfect time to take a moment to clean the slate and renew your goals and targets.

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way to invest in the oil price fall

Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way to invest in the oil price fall

News | Shares & trading | 28 Jan 2015

The falling oil price will be most profoundly felt by the general public in the UK at the petrol pumps as fuel costs fall, and will deliver gains to a suite of UK companies, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargeaves Lansdown.

Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

News | Shares & trading | 28 Jan 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £781 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, which has returned 108 per cent over the past five years compared with 78 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that he has sold all of his shares in mining giant Rio Tinto (LON:RIO). 

Gervais Williams: Why I won't be investing in Shell, BP or the UK supermarkets any time soon 

Gervais Williams: Why I won't be investing in Shell, BP or the UK supermarkets any time soon 

News | Funds | 28 Jan 2015

Gervais Williams, the veteran UK equity income investor who currently manages the Miton Multi-Cap Income fund and the Diverse Income investment trust, amongst other mandates, has outlined for What Investment the reasons that he has no investments in the largest UK oil companies or supermarkets. 

Mark Slater: Traditional UK banks are a scary investment, but I do own HSBC

Mark Slater: Traditional UK banks are a scary investment, but I do own HSBC

News | Funds | 27 Jan 2015

Mark Slater, manager of the best and second-best performing funds out of more than 270 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector in 2014, and manager of the tenth-best out of more than 80 funds in the IA UK UK Equity Income sector last year, intends to continue to swerve investments in what he calls the ‘traditional’ UK banks for the time being. 

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

News | Shares & trading | 27 Jan 2015

Income investors should not be distracted by the recent positive share price performance of supermarket giant Tesco, and instead consider alternative stocks to generate income, according to Job Curtis, manager of the £1 billion City of London Investment Trust. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

News | Markets | 23 Jan 2015

While the long-term capacity of the central bank policy known as QE to deliver sustained improvements to the economies in which it is deployed is debatable, the instigation by the European Central Bank (ECB) of its own QE programme should be beneficial for Eurozone equities, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

BlackRock: The three best stocks for UK income investors in 2015

BlackRock: The three best stocks for UK income investors in 2015

News | Funds | 21 Jan 2015

Mark Wharrier, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income fund, which is the sixth best performing out of 87 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past 12 months, has disclosed the three stocks that he favours for UK income investors in the current climate. 

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

News | Markets | 21 Jan 2015

Whilst UK equity investors have experienced a tumultuous start to 2015, the fall in the oil price will lead to improved prospects for developed equity markets in the coming year, according to a host of top performing fund managers.

Old Mutual: Why China could be the best investment in the world for the next 'three or four years'

Old Mutual: Why China could be the best investment in the world for the next 'three or four years'

News | Markets | 21 Jan 2015

John Ventre, manager of more than £2 billion of assets at Old Mutual Global Investors, believes that while there is rapid change occurring within emerging markets, China could be the world’s best investment in the coming years.

All change at British Assets investment trust

All change at British Assets investment trust

News | Funds | 20 Jan 2015

The British Assets investment trust (LON:BSET), which has subjected its investors to years of chronic underperformance, has announced a raft of changes in a bid to reverse the decline. 

Buy-to-let checklist: what you need as an investor

Buy-to-let checklist: what you need as an investor

News | Property | 20 Jan 2015

The media is currently rife with reports of a dramatic increase in the demand for rental properties, making it the perfect time for first-time investors to get involved in property for buy-to-let purposes. It is important however to get the process running smoothly by planning ahead, and investors should consider some of the key points below before committing themselves.