Stocks & shares

I had shares in a firm that has gone bust. Can I get back my money?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Question and Answer

When a company goes into administration, its debts are higher than its assets and it can no longer trade viably as a business.

Should you invest in gold during stock market turmoil?

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | News

When the markets opened on Friday after the EU Referendum Leave result was announced, the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange plunged more than 8% at one point before recovering some...

Referendum fallout: Early winners and losers via graphs

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation, and the Labour party has called for a vote of no confidence in its leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Leave vote: What it means for your investments

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

Many investors will want to run to their nuclear bunkers now that the apparent end of the world is nigh. But emotional reactions are usually the wrong ones when it comes to investing.

Stock markets and pound plunge on 'Black Friday' as Britain votes for Brexit

Friday, 24 June 2016 | News

Both the FTSE 100 and the pound have fallen dramatically in early trading on the back of Britain voting to leave the European Union.

Industry Insider: It’s Twitter’s 10th birthday but we aren’t celebrating

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Article

The date 21 March 2006 is linked to the first ever Tweet sent out. On 15 July 2006, however, the service became available to the public.

Cash beat shares 57% of the time since 1995 - but don't ditch your investments

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | News

Cash has delivered better returns than investments over the medium term, claims a new study from BBC Moneybox presenter Paul Lewis.

What to make of FTSE turmoil in the run up to EU referendum

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | News

Shares, seen as riskier than cash because of their volatility, have proven this belief with some aplomb over the last five days, skittering in most unpredictable fashion due, no doubt, to next Thursday’s EU referendum –...

Buy, hold or sell: Fidelity Global Dividend

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Article

The £381 million fund is ranked third out of the 25 funds in the Investment Association (IA) global equity income...

How the FTSE 100 has changed over the past decade

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 | News

The last decade has been far from plain sailing for investors, who have had to contend with various headwinds.