Equities

The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss Equities.

Property v Pension – What’s The Best Retirement Plan?

Choosing how to grow your money for a comfortable retirement is a vexing question for many investors – and there doesn’t seem to be a correct answer. Picking the right investment horse to back is tricky and can have lifestyle changing repercussions when you reach retirement age. The favourites are property and pensions, but which … Read more

Share Tipster’s Ad Claims Were Misleading

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A UK consumer watchdog is warning investors to watch out for companies making misleading claims about share tip services online. The warning follows an investigation into a firm trading as Stockmarket Insider. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) picked up three complaints from rival investment web site and magazine The Motley Fool. The complaints alleged three … Read more

Woodford Says Sorry To Investors For Suspended Fund

Woodford Says Sorry To Investors For Suspended Fund

Multi billion pound fund manager Neil Woodford has said sorry to thousands of investors who have their money trapped in his suspended LF Woodford Equity Income Fund. The fund was suspended a few days ago – and in a blog and video, Woodford explains what’s happening in a bid to reassure investors that their money … Read more

Cash Rich Investors Look For Right Moment To Pounce

Investors have a pile of cash and are keen to find the right opportunities to invest, according to a new study. More than 3,600 investors and entrepreneurs worldwide were quizzed about their investment plans for the rest of the year. Double the number (51%) were optimistic about the global economy picking up, compared with 21% … Read more

Misinformed Investors Are Hoping For Unrealistic Returns

Over the past 30 years, the average returns of equities on international stock markets have averaged 7.2%, according to the MSCI Worldwide Index. Although investors are hoping for double-digit returns, they are also concerned about the risk of falling markets. In the UK, with Brexit approaching, almost half of investors (48%) prefer cash to investing … Read more

Record Pay Day For Investors As Dividends Hit A High

Global stock markets smashed their way to record highs in 2017 – and took investors on the ride with them. In the UK alone, companies paid a record £94.4 billion in dividends to shareholders. The increase shattered the previous record set in 2014 and was 10.5% up on the previous year – a rise of … Read more

Time To Check The Dividend Tax Grab Countdown

Time is counting down for the government’s latest tax grab – slashing the tax-free dividend allowance for shareholders and investors. The government plans to cut the allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 a year from April 2018. The details were released months ago by Chancellor Phillip Hammond and have quietly been buried in other … Read more

Emerging Markets Start To Show Their Worth

Emerging market funds are clawing their way back among the top performing investments after years in the doldrums. Emerging markets have delivered the second best returns this year in comparison to other sectors monitored by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). So far in 2016, emerging markets have outstripped average fund performance by close to … Read more

Chancellor Plans Cash Raid On Dividends

Hundreds of thousands of investors looking forward to a cash bonanza as companies ready to pay record dividends will have to hand over more tax. As companies put together plans to issue dividends of almost £91 billion, the government has punched a hole in shareholder investment strategies by reintroducing plans to cut tax breaks on … Read more

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Buy To Let Bubble May Have Burst At Last, Say Lenders

The bubble seems to have finally burst for buy to let as banks and building societies blame tax changes for a huge slump in landlord lending. Trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders says lending was down a fifth to £21.4 billion in March compared to a year earlier ahead of property business tax changes … Read more