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Flutter stakes its claim for a bigger slice of the American betting pie

Flutter Entertainment was the second-best performer in the FTSE 100 in the third quarter of this year (and William Hill was on the...

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 13:33

FTSE 100 down to five female CEOs as Laury prepares to leave Kingfisher

When Kingfisher boss Véronique Laury steps down on 25 September she will become the tenth FTSE 100 CEO to do so this year, with...

Wed, 18/09/2019 - 10:43

The FTSE 350 companies delivering inflation-busting dividends

Income investors can easily be lured in by high yields, but instead of taking a big ticket payout on day one they need to...

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 17:27

The UK investment trusts most exposed to Brexit

Investors are understandably preoccupied with what Brexit means for their portfolio, but they need to make sure they’re aware of any hidden risks in their...

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 11:29

PPI claims rush crimps Lloyds’ cash return plans

Lloyds is joining RBS and CYBG in admitting that it needs to set aside more money to cover a final rush of...

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:30

Brexit: How we’re positioning the AJ Bell funds

The markets rallied after the Referendum vote in June 2016 and Trump’s election in November 2016, proving that share price moves are not always in...

Fri, 06/09/2019 - 12:50

Will the iPhone 11 launch give Apple’s shares a lift?

Shares in Apple have surged by more than 40% from the low reached after the profit warning of 3 January but they have yet...

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:59

How long should I hold a fund for?

One of the simplest questions faced by an investor is also one of the most important; how long should you hold an investment for?


Tue, 03/09/2019 - 14:09

Marks & Spencer ready to check-out of FTSE 100 in latest index reshuffle

We have already had four changes to the FTSE 100’s make-up in 2019, and further changes look likely at the reshuffle that will take place...

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 09:59

What do the BlackRock fee cuts mean for the Favourite funds list?

BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world, with around $7tn in assets under management. The majority of this is in passive (also...

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 09:07

Three reasons why financial markets do not want to see tariffs

When Donald Trump was running for President, financial markets were wary of him, not least because of his calls for tariffs and protectionist policies. For...

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 13:05

HSBC’s Flint becomes fourteenth FTSE 100 boss to announce departure in 2019

At least HSBC’s share price has been courteous enough not to go up on the departure of its CEO but this is likely to...

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 12:02

Rising loan losses raise questions as RBS struggles with 2020 profit goals

Normally you would have thought that investors would be pleased to see a huge jump in pre-tax profits, an increase in the dividend and a...

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:15

Centrica dividend cuts begs the question of who will be next (and a checklist to test how safe forecast pay-outs really are)

As yet another fat dividend yield that looked too good to be true proves to be just that, with Centrica’s decision to slash its...

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 14:03

Boris Johnson to become UK Prime Minister: what it could mean for people's finances

Boris Johnson will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom tomorrow after winning the Conservative leadership contest.

While the former Mayor of London faces...

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 11:12