Vanguard reduces fees on LifeStrategy range
Fund Research: 20/01/2017

Vanguard reduces fees on LifeStrategy range

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Funds are five portfolios with different levels of potential risk and return, and are constructed by blending a variety of passive funds together.

Halfords moves up a gear
: 19/01/2017

Halfords moves up a gear

Halfords reported solid Christmas trading in its update today, sending its shares up almost 8%. The UK consumer continues to be resilient, despite concerns over a potential squeeze.

A tricky period for Artemis Alpha Trust
Fund Research: 19/01/2017

A tricky period for Artemis Alpha Trust

Although the managers have a long and successful track record of investing in UK smaller companies, this Trust has struggled in recent years.

Three profit warnings explained
: 18/01/2017

Three profit warnings explained

Profit warnings from publisher Pearson, outsourcer Mitie and Bisto-maker Premier Foods have been issued this morning. What are the issues impacting these three businesses?


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Greggs on a roll
: 17/01/2017

Greggs on a roll

Greggs has posted its 13th-consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth and raised its full-year guidance. But the shares remain stubbornly below their pre-referendum highs.

Focused on capital preservation
Fund Research: 17/01/2017

Focused on capital preservation

Sebastian Lyon, manager of Personal Assets Trust, has a reputation for navigating volatility. Rob Morgan looks at his approach.

How to plan for a comfortable retirement
Direct Comment: 16/01/2017

How to plan for a comfortable retirement

The subject of retirement and pensions are commonly seen as complicated, but a few small steps can help you formulate a plan.

Is the outlook for emerging markets so negative?
: 16/01/2017

Is the outlook for emerging markets so negative?

As this morning’s update from fund manager Ashmore shows, investors continue to withdraw money from emerging market funds. But are prospects for these fledgling economies really that gloomy?

How do investment trusts differ from unit trusts?
Direct Comment: 16/01/2017

How do investment trusts differ from unit trusts?

Collective investments such as unit trusts and investment trusts can spread your investment – and risk – across dozens of different companies. Rob Morgan looks at the major differences between them.

Seven key trends for 2017
Direct Comment: 13/01/2017

Seven key trends for 2017

2016 was a highly eventful year for markets, but how will 2017 shape up? Rob Morgan outlines seven key factors that could affect investors in the coming months.

Could your Cash ISAs be working harder?
Direct Comment: 11/01/2017

Could your Cash ISAs be working harder?

With meagre rates on cash and banks now paying interest gross rather than net on savings accounts, the merits of Cash ISAs have been called into question.

Can we expect another warning from Cobham?
: 11/01/2017

Can we expect another warning from Cobham?

New management at defence engineer Cobham have issued another profit warning, sending its shares into a tailspin. The company is now carrying out a full review – implying there could be further warnings ahead.