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Pictet: don't expect any returns from a 50/50 portfolio

by Michelle McGagh on May 23, 2018 at 14:04

A portfolio equally split between bonds and shares is likely to disappoint investors over the next five years, according to fund group Pictet.

Trump talk and oil's fall knocks FTSE from high

by Daniel Grote on May 23, 2018 at 10:45

FTSE 100 knocked from all-time high as US president Donald Trump says he's 'not satisfied' with progress of trade talks with China.

Charles Stanley drops Woodford from fund buy list

by Daniel Grote on May 22, 2018 at 10:57

Online stockbroker flags concerns over Woodford Equity Income's investment in 'earlier-stage businesses'.

'Robo advice' is malfunctioning, says regulator

by Elliot Smith on May 22, 2018 at 12:15

Financial Conduct Authority says online financial advice and investment services don't find out enough about customers' circumstances.

The Expert View: Tesco, Pets At Home and Watkin Jones

by Michelle McGagh on May 23, 2018 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Shaftesbury and Renew Holdings.

Wednesday Papers: Brexit costs households £900 a year

by Himanshu Singh on May 23, 2018 at 05:04

And Tesco has decided to close its loss-making e-commerce website Tesco Direct.

Overnight Markets: US stocks fall amid uncertainty over trade policy

by Himanshu Singh on May 23, 2018 at 03:11

Energy and industrial shares were the day’s biggest decliners, while financials sector rose.

FTSE scales fresh high but M&S falls on store closures

by Daniel Grote on May 22, 2018 at 14:30

FTSE 100 notches up another all-time high but shares in Marks and Spencer fall as retailer confirms store closures.

The Expert View: M&S, Thomas Cook and British Land

by Michelle McGagh on May 22, 2018 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including BGEO and Allergy Therapeutics.

Tuesday Papers: Sainsbury’s tie-up under new scrutiny

by Himanshu Singh on May 22, 2018 at 04:49

And Barclays has been cleared of criminal charges related to £12 billion Qatari crisis funding.

Overnight Markets: Dow climbs nearly 300 points on trade war truce

by Himanshu Singh on May 22, 2018 at 01:00

Industrial companies and banks made some of the biggest gains, while technology stocks also rose.

Patience pays off for fund managers as Ocado rockets

by Daniel Grote on May 21, 2018 at 15:56

Fund managers who stuck with Ocado through the lean times have been vindicated, with the shares up 250% in six months.

Profits boom helps global dividends break record

by Michelle McGagh on May 21, 2018 at 12:53

Global dividends have hit the highest ever level for the first three months of the year, but the dollar's rally since could begin to bite.

Oil and dollar rally a perfect storm for emerging markets

by Michelle McGagh on May 21, 2018 at 11:23

Emerging markets have suffered as the oil price and the dollar have risen, but not all are affected equally.

FTSE hits fresh all-time high as trade war put 'on hold'

by Daniel Grote on May 21, 2018 at 10:16

US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war with China has been placed 'on hold', sparking FTSE 100 rally to fresh all-time high.

6 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on May 21, 2018 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Moss Bros, Celtic, Byotrol, Numis, Arrow Global and Hostelworld.

Monday Papers: Britain may partner Australia for Galileo rival

by Himanshu Singh on May 21, 2018 at 04:49

And America and China carve out deal for more US goods to be purchased de-escalating trade war threat.

Asia stocks buoyant on US-China trade developments

by Himanshu Singh on May 21, 2018 at 01:00

Japanese stocks inched higher, with gains for every market segment except financials.

Sunday Papers: M&S to shut more stores

by Himanshu Singh on May 20, 2018 at 07:00

And BT is considering £1.5 billion mast sale to fund broadband upgrades.

Saturday Papers: Blackstone sells out of Hilton Worldwide

by Himanshu Singh on May 19, 2018 at 06:18

And competition watchdog begins investigation of Sainsbury's £15 billion merger with rival Asda.

 

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