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Behavioural biases: Overconfidence - are we as good at investing as we think?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

When it comes to decision making, most people tend to have an unwarranted confidence in their own abilities.

Vodafone tipped as 'strong buy' after results exceed expectations

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | News

Telecoms provider Vodafone has been singled out as a “strong buy” buy for investors following the posting of positive financial results today.

Lessons from an all-female investment club

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Article

If you fancy dipping your toe in the stock market but would rather not do it alone, then why not set up an investment club? This is exactly what these 10 women have done. Moira O’Neill met them to find out more.

BP shines light on dividend income amid wider market sell-off

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | News

Investors rattled by the current turmoil in global markets should consider the importance of dividend...

Stock market sell-off: The end of the bull market?

Monday, 05 February 2018 | News

Last week’s global equity sell-off has continued Monday morning, with the FTSE 100 losing 1.3% since the opening bell (as of 11.30am)....

Five ways investors can spot signs of a turbulent market

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

Investor confidence is growing in 2018 as markets continue to rise, but it may be prudent to keep an eye on five signals of turbulence ahead.

Industry Insider: Cautious optimism is the catchphrase in 2018

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | Article

Investors could be forgiven for looking ahead to 2018 with a degree of confidence. Stock market returns were strong in most parts of the world in 2017 and volatility remains low.

‘UK equities are still deeply unfashionable but that creates investment opportunities’

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | News

Investors looking for value in 2018 might want to consider ‘unfashionable’ UK equities (companies), according to one fund manager.

Will St. Nick give investors the ‘Santa Rally’ gift of record consecutive monthly gains in 2017?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

Investors in the S&P 500 – the index of leading US companies – are days away from another record month of gains, and some might be wondering if 2017 will set a record for consecutive monthly returns.

A year after Trump's victory, how have markets fared?

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

One year ago, the US electorate shocked most pundits and commentators around the world by electing Donald Trump to the White House.