Stocks & shares

How shareholders can make a stand

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 | Article

Whether it's Marks & Spencer's shareholders putting pressure on the company to appoint a new chairman, Northern Rock investors challenging the government's compensation scheme, or chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall trying...

Get the right share for you

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

A whole host of different share classes - some you may have heard of, others that sound strange and complicated - pepper the reports on how companies are trying to dig themselves out of the recession-shaped hole they face.

Speculate to accumulate with spreadbetting

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 | Article

It's surprising how many investors have yet to discover the two big advantages of spreadbetting: first, that it is completely free of additional costs such as stamp duty, capital gains tax and broker commission and, second,...

How to become an asset hotshot

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 | Article

The dangers of putting too many eggs in one basket are well understood.

Stay on the money with stockpicking

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 | Article

Trends have become very fashionable in the investment world over recent years. We're no longer limited to a choice of geographical region, asset class or managerial style when we select collective funds.

Take a gamble on spreadbetting

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 | Article

There aren't many advantages to owning a physical share compared with the exposure you can obtain through spreadbetting.

How to find the right stockbroker for you

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

It was comedian Woody Allen who said a stockbroker was "someone who invested your money for you until it was all gone". Clearly, the stockbroker Allen had in mind must be avoided.

RBS bailout: what does it mean for you?

Monday, 01 December 2008 | Article

The government has been forced take a 58% stake in RBS after shareholders rejected the banking group’s £15 billion share offer.

Riding the stockmarket rollercoaster

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Article

Following over a year of stockmarket jitters, investors may be feeling a bit green around the gills: the stockmarket has been lurching up and down and the Northern Rock shambles and impact of the credit crunch have shaken...

Shareholders of the world unite

Friday, 30 May 2008 | Article

Buying shares is about making money. It means singling out those companies you think are set for good times and making sure you get to enjoy the party too.