Equities

June 2019 Articles

FCA calls for rule change amid Woodford fund crisis
FCA calls for rule change amid Woodford fund crisis
Andrew Bailey, the head of Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said the dramatic suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship fund was [...]
June 25, 2019
Global stock markets on track for best first half in 20 years
Global stock markets on track for best first half in 20 years
Global stock markets are on track for their best first-half performance in over 20 years, with US shares hitting record [...]
June 23, 2019
Financial Conduct Authority launches probe into Woodford fund suspension
Financial Conduct Authority launches probe into Woodford fund suspension
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said today it has launched an investigation into the suspension of fund manager Neil Woodford’s [...]
June 18, 2019
Fidelity bars clients from putting money into Woodford fund
Fidelity bars clients from putting money into Woodford fund
On of the UK’s largest investment platforms Fidelity Personal Investing has blocked its customers from putting money into the Woodford [...]
June 18, 2019
Which stocks are in the dividend danger-zone?
Which stocks are in the dividend danger-zone?
Dividends are one of the perks of the stock markets. While investors can opt to take dividends as cash, reinvesting [...]
June 18, 2019
Shanghai-London stock market connection finally launched
Shanghai-London stock market connection finally launched
The long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect that links the two markets has been launched today, letting UK and Chinese companies sell [...]
June 17, 2019
Hargreaves Lansdown raised concerns about suspended Woodford fund as early as 2017
Hargreaves Lansdown raised concerns about suspended Woodford fund as early as 2017
Hargreaves Lansdown raised concerns about the performance of the Woodford Equity Income Fund more than two years ago, but continued [...]
June 16, 2019
Top 5 most valuable start-ups
Top 5 most valuable start-ups
It was the year of America’s 200th birthday, of a scorching heat wave in the UK followed by a huge [...]
June 13, 2019
Can Amazon really be a climate change champion?
Can Amazon really be a climate change champion?
Amazon is not a company normally associated with meaningful strides towards a low carbon future. Although e-commerce is typically better [...]
June 12, 2019
FTSE hits five-week high on Trump tariff reprieve
FTSE hits five-week high on Trump tariff reprieve
The FTSE 100 hit a five-week high this morning as the easing of global trade fears and a falling pound [...]
June 10, 2019
Softbank earns $11bn for selling some of its huge Alibaba stake
Softbank earns $11bn for selling some of its huge Alibaba stake
Japan’s Softbank will book a pre-tax profit of $11.1bn (£8.75bn) for selling part of its stake in Chinese ecommerce giant [...]
June 4, 2019
Retail Sales Worst for 24 Years
Retail Sales Worst for 24 Years
Retail sales have taken a dramatic tumble in May, as already challenging retail conditions are set against a background of [...]
June 4, 2019
Shares fall in Google parent Alphabet as Justice Department probe looms
Shares fall in Google parent Alphabet as Justice Department probe looms
Shares in Google parent Alphabet took a beating this afternoon after reports that the company is about to be hit [...]
June 3, 2019
Easyjet and Marks and Spencer candidates for relegation in FTSE reshuffle
Easyjet and Marks and Spencer candidates for relegation in FTSE reshuffle
Easyjet looks set to be the next company to fall out of the FTSE 100, with several others, including Marks [...]
June 2, 2019