Things will 'get worse before they get better' for RBS shares and a dividend is years away, but the longer-term picture is bright, agree analysts
The decision by the UK government to begin selling down its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) may mean that the longer-term investment case for the bank, but things are likely to get worse before then, according to David Madden, market analyst at stockbroker IG.
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Despite the current waves of expectation, UK interest rates are unlikely to rise at this Thursday’s meeting of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, with the direction of travel pointing instead towards a rate rise early next year, according to Christine Johnson, head of fixed income at Old Mutual Global Investors.
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management has outlined for What Investment the reasons behind her view that UK interest rates will not rise imminently.
HSBC shares have considerable capacity to make gains from here following a better than expected performance from the company in the second quarter of this year, according to Ian Gordon, banking analyst at Investec.
Hugh Yarrow, manger of the Evenlode Income fund, which returned 7 per cent in the 2014 calendar year, considerably ahead of the return achieved by the average fund in the sector, has disclosed the income stocks he has been buying for value over the past month.
Investors in Lloyds Banking Group shares can look forward to dividend growth of up to 600 per cent by 2017, following latest results
Stephen Message, manager of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund, has told What Investment this morning that at the current rate of progress shareholders in Lloyds Banking Group can look forward to significant dividend growth by 2017.
James Budden, head of marketing at Baillie Gifford outlines the difference between volatility and risk and the impact this can have on an investors portfolio over the long term.
Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise
Christine Johnson, head of fixed interest at Old Mutual Global Investors has outlined for What Investment the strategies that investors should deploy when a rise in UK interest rates begins to impact on the bond market.
RBS shares a 'buy' following latest results says prominent analyst, but a dividend looks a distant prospect
RBS shares are a definite buy in the wake of this morning second quarter results from the company, which surpassed analysts forecasts, according to Ian Gordon, banking analyst at Investec.
With negotiations ongoing to keep Greece in the euro, David Thorpe considers what a future vote for Britain to leave the EU could mean for your portfolio. As I type these words, uncertainty haunts the streets of Greece, and the possibility of a ‘Grexit’ from the euro has been a shadow over European equity markets for weeks.
The current behaviour of investors and companies suggests that ‘euphoria’ has gripped the market at present, and in such a climate the prudent course is to take profits where one can, and stick to cash and gold according to the star fund manager Sebastian Lyon.
Banking giant Barclays delivered results that were some way ahead of expectations this morning, sending the share price lustily upwards and prompting Alastair McCaig, market analyst at stockbroker IG to declare the company ‘the most attractive of the UK banks from an investment point of view right now.’
John Ventre, head of multi-manager at Old Mutual Global Investors, has outlined for What Investment the two commercial property funds he believes are best placed to navigate the current market conditions.
Although the rate of acceleration of UK GDP growth has slowed since last year, the economic picture remains healthy and is likely to mean that UK interest rates rise from their current artificially low levels February 2016, according to James McCann UK economist at Standard Life Investments.
Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue
The decision, announced yesterday, of BlackRock cut by half the fees it charges investors on its tracker funds is ‘tremendous news’ for investors, according to Adam Laird, head of passive investments at Hargreaves Lansdown.
The latest UK GDP data, released this morning, indicates that the UK economy grew 0.7 per cent in the second quarter of this year, bringing the first rise in UK interest rate sharply into view, according to Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders.