Stocks & shares

Can commercial property really rise from the rubble?

Monday, 18 January 2010 | Article

The UK commercial property sector is a sort of mirror to the economy and is divided into three main segments: office, industrial and retail.
As the economy struggles to pull out of...

Europe's recovery puts it in the spotlight

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 | Article

In the investment world, at least, it sometimes pays to be boring. Stuffy old Europe has been recovering steadily over the past year, led largely by France and Germany. Encouraging economic data...

The problem with commodities

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 | Article

Despite the highly unusual economic conditions, the central arguments for a commodities super-cycle remain intact.

Are the emerging markets at risk of bubbling?

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 | Article

Back in 2003, global investors had around $600 billion more in emerging markets than might have been expected, given their size relative to global stockmarkets.

Assets to hold on to in 2010

Wednesday, 31 March 2010 | Article

In early 2009, prices in popular tangible assets such as contemporary art and fine wine continued to weaken as the crisis took its toll.

Get ready for commodity lift-off

Tuesday, 15 December 2009 | Article

Western stockmarkets have been edging sideways for several weeks, and it is easy to conclude that, for now at least, the best returns have been made.

Rights issues: The hidden dangers

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Would you like to buy shares at 40% below the trading price? It sounds like a bargain, but it's what companies have been offering their investors regularly over recent months in a spate of rights issues.

Is it too late to join the gold rush?

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 | Article

Gold scaled a record high of $1,117 (£670)/oz in mid-October - another spike in an astonishing run that has seen it rise for eight straight years.

Bottom-up investing

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

Although he's often acclaimed as the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham has a surprisingly low profile.

Outlook for Tobacco

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 | Article

There really seems to be only one problem with Imperial Tobacco: the potentially lethal products it manufactures.