Stocks & shares

China: keep calm and carry on

Monday, 08 February 2016 | News

‘I could escape this feeling…’ must have been on the minds of many recently as they saw China’s stock market spasms slash the value of their investments.

Shareholders set to continue enjoying dividends as BP flounders

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 | News

It has been announced that BP will be binning another 7,000 jobs by the end of 2017 amid financials that detail an annual loss of £4.5bn in 2015.

Lloyds share sale delayed until ‘financial markets settle down’

Friday, 29 January 2016 | News

The government’s planned sale of its final 10% stake in Lloyds Banking Group to the public, originally scheduled in...

Stock market veterans: 'Falling markets present buying opportunities'

Thursday, 28 January 2016 | News

Investors have had a turbulent start to the year with the FTSE 100 index of the UK’s leading company shares falling. Reasons for the fall include tumbling oil prices and the slowdown of the Chinese economy.

Will China’s Year of the Red Fire Monkey bring joy to investors?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 | Article

Having taken the US interest-rate rise in their stride at the end of 2015, they had a wobble on the back of sharp falls in the China ‘A’ Share market, which is dominated by domestic Chinese retail investors.

Spooked stock markets - should you care?

Friday, 22 January 2016 | Article

Here’s a quick recap as to why:

Why you shouldn’t time the market

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 | Article

The number crunchers at Fidelity International have looked at the effects of missing the best and worst days in the UK stock market over the past 30 years.

Fund briefing: Specialist sector

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 | Article

These are the misfits of the investment industry, whose objectives mean they can’t be accommodated by any of the mainstream sectors.

Buy, hold or sell: Guinness Global Equity Income

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Article

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Will investors get a boost from the January effect?

Thursday, 07 January 2016 | Article

The FTSE 100 index of the UK’s leading companies has got off to a poor start in January. But could this mean it’s a great time to start investing?