Stocks & shares

How stocks and shares can help you beat inflation in 2017

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

Vodafone’s growth story makes it ‘attractive stock for income seekers’

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Vodafone has been labelled an “attractive stock for income seekers” considering its first quarter results published today.

Fight for your rights: Why is a new share certificate so expensive?

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | Article

My mother has held shares in Sportech, the sports entertainment company, for around 15 years, held on a traditional share certificate. The value of these shares is around £300.

FCA to investigate investment platforms

Monday, 17 July 2017 | News

Investment platforms that allow consumers to run their own portfolios – often in an individual savings account (Isa) or self-invested personal pension (Sipp) wrapper - are to be investigated by the regulator.

Shares in Virgin Money tipped as a ‘buy’ for strong growth potential

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 | News

Long-term investors willing to take a degree of risk may want to consider buying shares in Virgin Money, experts recommend.  

Strong dollar and weak pound could make FTSE 100 companies an attractive prospect

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | News

Investors could see opportunities arising from differing monetary policy on each side of the Atlantic, says investment firm Charles Stanley.

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.

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.