Mike Prentis, the veteran manager of the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies investment trust, which has returned 243 per cent over the past decade, compared to 146 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the stocks he has bought of late.
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UK bank shares Lloyds and Barclays worth sticking with, and the 'defensive' stock I have bought more of, by manager of £1.2 billion
Job Curtis, manager of the £1.274 billion City of London Investment Trust which has increased its dividend every year for the past 48, has asserted that the UK bank shares are worth sticking with, and revealed the stock he has bought more off to add more a bit more defensiveness to the fund.
Jeremy Lawson, the forthright chief economist at Standard Life Investments, has asserted that while world growth is likely to slow this year, a recession in the developed world is unlikely.
While the oft-cited safe haven of gold and cyclical assets such as equities are showing losses on a year to date basis, the traditional safe haven asset of gold has started to reclaim its place as the ‘true safe haven’, according to Nitesh Shah, research analyst at ETF Securities.
Andy Parsons, head of investment research at the Share Centre, has revealed the funds he believes are best for investors in 2016.
Mark Martin, whose £724 million Neptune UK Mid Cap fund is the absolute top performer out of 245 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector over the past five years, has revealed the measures he is taking to protect his investors from the risks of Brexit.
Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest, has disclosed the reasons why he believes investors interested in emerging markets should focus on India, rather than China, as a source of future returns.
Stephanie Flanders: 'Little reason to expect' UK or US recession is imminent, despite global turbulence
Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management and a former economics editor at the BBC has asserted that while investors should be conscious of the global slowdown on the UK economy, there is no reason to believe the recession is imminent in the UK.
Steve Clayton, head of equities research at Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed the stocks he favours for ISA income investors in 2016.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 15 per cent since launch in June 2014, compared to a loss of 0.06 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period has revealed the FTSE stocks in which he has bought more shares during the recent market turmoil.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.