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David Kempton: six FTSE stocks for a Brexit bounce

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:03:00 Z

Our experienced investor is taking the plunge on half-a-dozen ‘irresistible’ FTSE 100 stocks offering cheap valuations and good dividends. Read more

David Stevenson: value investing's comeback may never arrive

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 Z

By nature I am more of a value investor. But the lesson Japan teaches us is that value's day may never come. Read more

Hargreaves lights bonfire of fees as exit levy scrapped

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:20:00 Z

Hargreaves Lansdown’s controversial £30 exit fee among nine charges dropped amid ‘comprehensive simplification’ of broker’s fees. Read more

Fidelity’s Wright dumps Lloyds in defensive switch

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:51:00 Z

Value investor Alex Wright gives up on a share price recovery in Lloyds and pulls back exposure to banks out of concern with the deteriorating economic outlook. Read more

The Accumulator: exclusive stock markets data table

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:15:00 Z

Check our easy-to-read Accumulator table showing at a glance how all major stock markets and asset classes are performing. Read more

Sunday Papers: Thomas Cook is in last-ditch meeting

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Z

And Jaguar Land Rover, led by Ralf Speth, cuts output as sales tumble. Read more

Saturday Papers: EU hatches plot to sink Britain's Brexit plan

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:00:00 Z

And Thomas Cook on brink of collapse as ministers set to reject Holiday giant bailout. Read more

Sterling slips, FTSE rises as Ireland dashes Brexit hopes

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:30:00 Z

(Update) Markets go into reverse after Ireland's foreign minister questions earlier optimism from EC president Jean-Claude Juncker that ‘we can have a deal’ on Brexit. Read more

RBS makes NatWest’s Rose its first female boss

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:59:00 Z

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Alison Rose as successor to outgoing chief executive Ross McEwan. Read more

The Expert View: Next, Saga and Hargreaves Lansdown

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:30:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including IG Group and Kier. Read more

Friday Papers: RBS demands extra £200m from Thomas Cook

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:41:46 Z

And emerging shape of 'the deal' as Boris Johnson continues talks with Brussels. Read more

Overnight Markets: Wall Street mixed after upbeat economic data

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 Z

Microsoft rose 1.8% after unveiling a $40 billion stock buyback plan, while Apple declined 0.8% and the S&P 500 ended virtually unchanged. Read more

Gold awakens from slumber as investors seek safety

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:56:00 Z

Volatile stock markets and ultra-low interest rates have doubled gold price in four years and there is every reason it could go higher, says manager of defensive Trojan fund. Read more

FTSE rallies as investors mull US rate cut, Bank of England holds steady

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:45:00 Z

(Update) FTSE 100 advances as UK interest rates held at 0.75% with Bank of England warning of the economic hit from further Brexit delay. Read more

The Expert View: Kingfisher, Cobham & Pendragon

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:30:00 Z

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including AstraZeneca and Accesso Technologies. Read more

Thursday Papers: Fed cuts rates as policymaker splits deepen

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 03:45:39 Z

And Hong Kong under pressure to sweeten London Stock Exchange bid. Read more

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes mixed after Fed rate cut

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:00:00 Z

Equities pared losses during a press conference by Chairman Jerome Powell after he said the Fed was prepared to be “aggressive” if necessary. Read more

Patient Capital confirms Benevolent was to blame for Woodford writedown

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:58:00 Z

Woodford Patient Capital Trust has confirmed that BenevolentAI was the holding whose revaluation blew a 5.5% hole in its net asset value last week as well as knocking value of suspended Woodford Equity Income fund. Read more

Saudi attack piles on risks for oil market and investors

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:52:48 Z

The attack on the Abqaiq oilfield in Saudi Arabia has re-established the risk premium in oil investing and raised questions about a spike in inflation. Read more

Pound slips, FTSE rises on surprise drop in inflation

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:20:00 Z

(Update) Sterling pulls back as inflation rate slows. FTSE 100 advances with Cobham in focus as government refers defence contractor's takeover to competition regulator. Read more