Star fund manager Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income trust (LON:FGT) is the absolute top performing trust in the AIC UK Equity Income sector over the past five years, has revealed that for the first time in four years, he had made a new investment for the £664 million fund.
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The decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee this morning to leave UK interest rates at the present record low level of 0.5 per cent should surprise no one, but there are ways an investor can profit, according to Maike Currie, associate investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investing.
James Carthew, research director at QuotedData, reveals the investment trusts he favours for investing in Asia right now.
Whatever your view of the investment case, it is a sign of how hideously disfigured bond markets have become as they continue in thrall to central banks, that two days ago, the US government was able to issue $21 billion of US Treasury bills with a duration of three months, paying zero per cent interest.
Chris Wright, manager of the Premier Optimal Income fund,which has a yield of 7 per cent, has revealed the reasons behind his decision to buy shares in embattled miner Rio Tinto and oil major BP.
AstraZeneca and Glaxosmithkline shares have outstanding growth potential, that's why I have £100 million invested in them
Julian Fosh, co-manager of the £1.5 billion Liontrust Special Situations fund, has revealed for What Investment the reasons why he has investments in both Astrazeneca and Glaxosmithkline (GSK) at the present time, despite the present market negativity around those stocks.
Paul Latham, Managing Director at Octopus Investments. outlines some of the options available to investors seeking to efficiently plan their inheritance tax liability.
Stephanie Flanders: Investors can trust that the UK economic recovery is here to stay and in a 'sweet spot'
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset management has urged investors to ‘trust’ in the strength of the economic recovery in the UK.
Investors in Quintain retail bond 'have no need to sell right now' despite offer from new owner, says bond manager
Those investors who are currently invested in the retail bonds issued by the property company Quintain might find it more prudent to reject the offer from the company’s new owners to redeem the bonds at par, according to Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust management.
Hugh Yarrow, manager of the Evenlode Income fund that has returned 75 per cent over the past five years, compared to 58 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has revealed the stocks he believes have the potential to be reliable sources of income for years ahead, regardless of the present short-term market stresses.
Charles Tan, investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald has revealed the investment trusts he favours at the present time as sources of income for investors looking to diversify away from traditional equity income funds at a time of market uncertainty.
Latest market moves indicate UK interest rates unlikely to rise until late 2016, says star bond fund manager
The rising rumbles of uncertainty presently gathering around the global economy have prompted policy makers in the US to delay raising interest rates, and the market is now not expecting UK interest rates to rise until the second half of 2016, according to Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust management.
Hargreaves Lansdown: Government's Lloyds Banking Group share sale offer looks like an 'attractive package' for private investors
The plan announced this morning by the government to sell £2 billion worth of Lloyds Banking Group shares to the general public at a 5 per cent discount is likely prove ‘very attractive’ for private investors, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now the chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management, has opined that while events in China may delay the timing of a UK interest rate rise, the Bank of England are likely to act early in 2016.
Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Old Mutual Global Investors and manager of the £2 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund, has asserted that investors who are prepared to be patient can garner significant rewards from Tesco shares in the coming years.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund has recorded a gain of 9.9 per cent for 2015 to date, compared to 2.4 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector, has outlined his view on why the present slowdown in China is important for UK investors.
Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders has revealed what he believes the current turmoil in the Chinese economy means for UK investors.