Stocks & shares

How to invest in shares

Stocks are on the up again with investors collectively piling millions into the market. In May, the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange reached a record high.

Why Vodafone is a ‘buy’ for income seekers

Monday, 12 June 2017 | News

Income investors should consider buying Vodafone, one of the fastest growing broadband providers in Europe, according to Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre.

Global dividend growth at highest level since 2015

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | News

Global dividends rose to $218.7bn in the first quarter of 2017, expanding at a rate of 5.4% year-on-year, according to the latest Global Dividend Index from Janus Henderson.

How stocks and shares can help you beat inflation in 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Article

Choosing which investments will create the best return has always been a challenge.

Industry Insider: Do Brexit negotiations mean you should definitely ‘sell in May and go away'?

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | Article

The investment adage ‘sell in May and go away, don’t come back till St Leger Day’ dates back to the time when London-based traders and bankers would escape the city and go to the country for the summer.

Investors lured by shares in well-known companies risk missing out on stronger performers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | News

More than half (57%) of investors looking to buy shares over the next 12 months admit to preferring well-known UK brands, such as supermarkets and banks, according to a new study commissioned by Investec Wealth &...

Snap general election means it’s time to stress test your portfolio

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Article

While many of us were visiting family, doing some DIY, gardening or getting away from it all, it seems Prime Minister Theresa May spent Easter in high-level strategy meetings with cabinet colleagues.

The best performing asset classes over the past 20 years revealed

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | News

Investment management services firm Fidelity International has announced the best-performing asset classes over the last two decades, revealing insights that could prove useful for investors.

Industry Insider: Thoughts from the investment coalface

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | Article

Darius McDermott is the managing director of Chelsea Financial Services and FundCalibre. Every month he shares his thoughts with Moneywise.

Government shares in Lloyds falls to under 3%

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

The UK government, which had to purchase £20.3 billion worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group in 2008 as the financial crises began to bite, has announced today that it has sold £19.5 billion worth of these.

Buy, hold or sell: Liontrust UK Special Situations

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 | Article

hold or sell: Liontrust UK Special Situations