The Euro currency sank and equity markets in the Eurozone spiked in the wake of the latest comments from Mario Draghi, governor of the European Central Bank (ECB).
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Whilst the large UK property companies tend to own some assets that have global recognition and appeal, there are reasons to avoid investing in them right now, according to high profile fund manager Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income Trust has returned 7.6 per cent over the past year, compared to less than one per cent for the average trust in the sector in the same time period.
Why now is the time to make a significant investment in Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays shares, by income fund manager with a 5 per cent yield
Simon Gergel, manager of the £661 million Merchants Investment trust, which has a current yield of 5.5 per cent, has disclosed the reasons why he believes now is the right time for an income investor to focus on the UK banks.
Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way for investors to protect their portfolio in the current market conditions
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown has outlined the strategy he believes private investors should apply in order to protect their portfolio from the current market volatility.
Wesley McCoy, recently installed as manager of the £1.2 billion Standard Life UK Equity Unconstrained fund has sold his shares in Royal Dutch Shell and bought a holding in Ophir Energy, a FTSE 250 Africa and Asia focused oil company that he believes is ideally placed to prosper in the present low oil price environment.
Thomas Moore, high performing manager of the £989 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has disclosed the reasons behind his decision to recently begin buying shares in older persons specialist services group Saga.
Dr. David Stubbs, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, has disclosed what he believes is behind the current market volatility in equity markets, and how investors can deal with it.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £6.7 billion CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the absolute best performer out more than 80 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past year has outlined what he believes are the consequences of recent events in China, and the wider consequences for UK investors.
Kenneth Akintewe, senior investment manager on Aberdeen Asset Management's Asian fixed income team, discusses the relative merits of investing in India and China.
Kwok Chern-Yeh, head of investment management in Aberdeen Asset Management's Japanese Equity Team, discusses a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
Online gaming has evolved into a profitable business over the last few years. Enhanced streaming services and a growing demand for mobile games have also spurred increased investment in mobile gaming technology.
Markets have always been characterised by risks and opportunities. In the Asia-Pacific region, now is the time to be as discriminating as ever, according to Joshua Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.
Technological innovations have seriously helped reshape the way in which we interact with the world and the people around us. One particular device that has not only evolved greatly in a very short space of time but has also had an incredibly significant effect on social, personal and even professional lives is the smartphone. This handy little mobile machine has become a one-stop device for communication, travel, online browsing, taking photos, watching videos, and even high definition gaming.
Schroders: UK inflation higher than expected but interest rates unlikely to rise until well into 2016
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that UK inflation was 0.1 per cent in July, marginally better than expected by the market, but Azad Zagana, senior European economist at Schroders believes that the Bank of England will hold off on an interest rate rise inflation has risen to 1 per cent, which he doesn’t see happening until the second quarter of 2016.