Stocks & shares

Building a £25,000 portfolio

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 | Article

We asked Heather Ferguson, investment analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, to come up with suggestions for both a cautious and a medium-risk portfolio for someone with £25,000 to invest.

Fund briefing: UK smaller companies

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 | Article

Over the past year, the average portfolio focused on these areas has enjoyed bumper double-digit returns, with some up more than 30%, according to Morningstar data to 31 October 2015.

Star Wars The Force Awakens: 5 shares that could benefit from the movie's release

Monday, 14 December 2015 | Article

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to take a record-breaking $3 billion at the box office, with Odeon’s managing director Duncan Reynolds saying: “We expect it to become the biggest film of all time.”

Buy, hold or sell: Legg Mason Opportunity

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 | Article


Should Japan be on your Christmas wish list?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Article

My children’s Christmas list has been growing at an exponential rate, so I’m rather glad that it has now been ‘posted’ to Santa.

Buy, hold or sell: Argonaut European Enhanced Income

Monday, 09 November 2015 | Article


Olly Russ first bought German telecommunications firm Drillisch in June 2014, convinced by the company's innovative model. The firm is a virtual mobile network operator.

Buy, hold or sell: Henderson Smaller Companies

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 | Article


Lloyds Banking shares to be offered to the public

Monday, 05 October 2015 | News

With the news the government is to finally sell its stake in Lloyds Banking Group, Interactive Investor's Lee Wild talks us through the plan.

Five stocks to watch in September

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | Article


The stockmarket in September

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 | News

September is the worst month of the year for shares.