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The recent economic data to emerge about the UK economy indicates that GDP growth is likely to ‘moderate’ in the coming months, according to Azad Zagana, European economist at Schroders.
As a financial adviser who puts client money where he would put his own, I invest in a fair number of structured products myself.
Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's an unconvincing investment, despite the 'extremely attractive' dividend
The latest trading update from supermarket giant J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) highlights many positives for the company, but the investment case remains uncertain, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
After an extended period of advocating caution on Chinese equities, AXA Investment Manager's senior strategist Mathieu L’Hoir has disclosed that he now sees the country's stock market in a more positive light.
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Despite protestations from various quarters it still seems that as a nation we have become comfortable with carrying significant levels of debt, with many people merrily spending more than they earn.
Investors considering placing some cash in the Eros International retail bond offering should be concerned about the company's ability to maintain a healthy cash flow in the coming years, according to Noelle Cazalis, credit analyst at Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
A proposal from chancellor George Osborne to scrap the hefty 55 per cent tax on an unused pension has been welcomed by pensions experts.
Nick Train, manager of the Finsbury Growth and Income trust (LON:FGT) which has returned a gain of 515 per cent since 1995, has told What Investment that he does not regard major oil stocks as good long-term investments.
Star property fund manager Richard Kirby: Why I'm not looking to put more cash into central London property right now
Richard Kirby, whose £1.1 billion F&C Commercial Property Trust has returned 61 per cent since launch in 2005, told What Investment this morning, ‘At the present time, I am not looking to allocate any more capital to prime central London property.’
Sophie Bosch de Hood, manager of the JP Morgan Brazil investment trust, told What Investment that the recent rally in Brazilian equities means that the stock market is now ‘priced for change’, regardless of whether October’s general election produces a result that the market will actually like.
Francis Brooke, high-performing manager of the £1.75 billion Trojan Income fund, has started to ‘build a holding’ in Royal Mail (LON:RMG) as he feels that the shares are ‘too cheap’.
Target Healthcare (LON:THRL), a real estate investment trust that invests solely in care homes in Britain, intends to maintain its current yield of 6 per cent as it issues new shares on the London market and buys more properties, according to Kenneth MacKenzie, managing partner of the fund.
A pair of leading fund managers, who manage a combined total of £2.6 billion for private investors, intend to shun Tesco (LON:TSCO) despite the recent price falls that have engulfed the stock.