Stocks & shares

FTSE 100 reaches anniversary of record closing level: Where now for the index?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | News

Today (Wednesday 27 April) is a significant one for FTSE 100 followers as it’s the anniversary of the index’s record closing level – 7,103 – a dizzyingly high number compared with today’s, which lurks around 10% lower.

Should you sell your stock market investments in May?

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Article

What does “Sell in May” mean?


Small companies set to perform well

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 | Article

If you choose wisely and are patient, it’s possible to make good money from investing in small companies.

How much will a broker charge to look after my share certificates?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | Question and Answer

The majority of stockbrokers offer a nominee service where certificated shareholdings can be transferred into one account.

FTSE 100 riding high with biggest gains in 2016 so far

Thursday, 14 April 2016 | News

After an atrocious start to the year, the FTSE100 is finally fighting back.

Buy, hold or sell: JPMorgan European IT Income

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 | Article

Alexander Fitzalan Howard, co-manager of Money Observer Rated Fund JPM European IT...

Why you should lock investments away for 10 years

Thursday, 18 February 2016 | News

Moneywise has long warned savers to ride out market volatility by investing for the longer term, and new research by AXA Self Investor proves why it can be so important.

Did you just miss out on 8.9% gains in four days?

Thursday, 18 February 2016 | News

Investors who pulled their money out of the FTSE 100 following the recent stock market rout have just missed out on the index’s biggest rally in over four years.

Buy, hold or sell: Old Mutual UK Alpha

Monday, 08 February 2016 | Article

His reputation was secured during his time at the helm of Schroder UK Alpha Plus, which returned a top-decile 243 per cent during his 11-year tenure - more than double the sector average and 88 per cent more than the FTSE...

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.