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Old Mutual: A UK interest rate rise is more likely in February 2016 than this month 

Old Mutual: A UK interest rate rise is more likely in February 2016 than this month 

News | Markets | 4 Aug 2015

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: Why I don't think a UK interest rate rise is imminent 

Stephanie Flanders: Why I don't think a UK interest rate rise is imminent 

News | Markets | 3 Aug 2015

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 could grow its dividend by 14 per cent in the next three years, says top analyst 

HSBC shares could grow its dividend by 14 per cent in the next three years, says top analyst 

News | Shares & trading | 3 Aug 2015

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. 

 

The two best value income stocks for UK investors right now, by top performing income fund manager 

The two best value income stocks for UK investors right now, by top performing income fund manager 

News | Funds | 31 Jul 2015

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 

Investors in Lloyds Banking Group shares can look forward to dividend growth of up to 600 per cent by 2017, following latest results 

News | Shares & trading | 31 Jul 2015

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. 

What is the difference between volatility and risk? 

What is the difference between volatility and risk? 

News | Funds | 31 Jul 2015

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 

Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise 

News | Funds | 30 Jul 2015

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 a 'buy' following latest results says prominent analyst, but a dividend looks a distant prospect  

News | Shares & trading | 30 Jul 2015

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.

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What would a Brexit mean for your finances?

What would a Brexit mean for your finances?

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 30 Jul 2015

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. 

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Reassuringly expensive

Reassuringly expensive

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 30 Jul 2015

David Thorpe seeks out suitable investment trusts that are currently trading at a premium to their net assets

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

News | Funds | 30 Jul 2015

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. 

Barclays 'now the most attractive investment' amongst the UK banks following latest results 

Barclays 'now the most attractive investment' amongst the UK banks following latest results 

News | Shares & trading | 29 Jul 2015

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.’ 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

News | Funds | 29 Jul 2015

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.

Standard Life: UK interest rates are likely to rise in February 2016 

Standard Life: UK interest rates are likely to rise in February 2016 

News | Markets | 29 Jul 2015

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 

Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue 

News | Funds | 29 Jul 2015

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.

UK interest rates likely to rise 'early next year' as latest GDP data paints positive picture 

UK interest rates likely to rise 'early next year' as latest GDP data paints positive picture 

News | Markets | 28 Jul 2015

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.