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    1. October 24, 2014

      Equity income managers downplay dividend gloom

      The travails of Tesco and the weakness of commodity prices have rekindled worries over the sustainability of corporate...

    2. July 12, 2013

      The hidden costs of investing

      Picture the scene. You’ve splashed out on the latest Aston Martin. But as you climb into the driver’s seat you’re asked to...

    1. July 4, 2013

      For the love of gold

      Gold has been heading south. Fast. If equities had lost 25 per cent since the start of the year, investors would be...

    2. March 8, 2013

      A market strategy that keeps on rolling

      It’s a big month for anniversaries. Last week saw the fourth anniversary of 0.5 per cent interest rates. Next week is the...

    3. January 18, 2013

      Hedge Japan exposure

      Investors keen to play the hoped-for recovery in Japanese shares should consider buying currency-hedged share classes,...

    4. January 16, 2013

      I hear you’ve bought a Japan fund...

      Last week, I wrote in my newspaper column that I had caved in and bought a Japan fund despite my long-term scepticism about...

    5. November 16, 2012

      Chinese shares are just not cheap enough

      Here are some things that we know. We know that long-term stock market returns are utterly unrelated to economic growth....

    6. October 19, 2012

      Does Europe finally look tempting value?

      Leaders meeting in Brussels for the EU summit in the past two days had cause to celebrate as well as to worry. The EU has...

    7. September 28, 2012

      Reforms provide a gateway to India

      Investors keen to take advantage of India’s dramatic new economic reforms should consider Indian funds as the best way to...

    8. September 7, 2012

      BlackRock launches North American trust

      US fund management group BlackRock said it plans to launch a new North American equity income investment trust with initial...

    9. May 11, 2012

      Is crisis-hit Europe a place for investors?

      Fears of a worsening debt crisis in Europe look set to prolong volatility in equity markets – but, following recent share...

    10. April 27, 2012

      ‘Don’t panic about the double-dip’

      Private investors are being advised not to sell or switch their fund holdings following news that the UK economy has slipped...

    11. March 1, 2012

      Where to put your Isa money

      FT Money asked four independent financial advisers specialising in investment to select Isa-qualifying funds to meet five...

    12. December 2, 2011

      RPI-linked bond yields set to fall

      Investors seeking to protect their savings from inflation are being given another opportunity to buy a corporate bond that...

    13. November 18, 2011

      Low gilt yields hit fund returns

      Income investors are being advised to check the yields on any bond funds they hold, as many still contain low-yielding...

    14. September 22, 2011

      How to cope with pension income cuts

      Pension savers who opted to move into income drawdown on retirement – to withdraw cash directly from their pension funds,...

    15. September 16, 2011

      Investors seek higher dividend pay-outs

      As inflation hits new highs, UK shares with high dividend yields have become one of the few investments offering an income...

    16. September 16, 2011

      High street bank returns poised to fall

      UK bank shares are likely to resemble those of low-growth utility companies if reforms proposed by the Independent...

    17. August 12, 2011

      History lessons

      A 12 per cent fall in the FTSE 100 index in 10 trading days has made UK equities look as cheap as in 2008, on a range of...

    18. August 12, 2011

      Gradual return to equities advised

      Private investors have rushed to transfer equity holdings into cash and bond funds in the past five days, to protect their...

    19. August 5, 2011

      Market turmoil presents opportunities

      Fund managers and wealth advisers claim that the continuing sell-off in world markets is creating buying opportunities in...

    20. July 25, 2011

      Not an absolutely real return

      Fewer than half of all absolute return funds have provided investors with a real return – over and above inflation – in the...

    21. April 28, 2011

      New fund launches need time to shine

      Private investors have put £20bn into newly-launched funds that have gone on to underperform their benchmarks, according to...

    22. September 10, 2010

      Bond market under cloud of uncertainty

      Private investors are being advised to avoid parts of the bond market, as government and corporate bond yields fall further...

    23. September 10, 2010

      Savers given option to outwit inflation

      Investors who want to protect their savings against inflation will have another option from next week, when M&G launches the...

    24. August 17, 2010

      Investors misled on risk and return

      Wealth managers have warned that some funds in the “Cautious Managed” and “Absolute Return” sectors are not delivering the...

    25. June 10, 2010

      Corporate bonds tumble

      The corporate bond market took a hit last month as companies’ debt issues grew difficult to sell.While the average...

    26. March 19, 2010

      Bond fund returns expected to slow

      Investors in fixed-income funds need to pay attention to the credit rating and duration of the bonds they hold as returns...

    27. November 13, 2009

      Aviva guarantees with profits policies

      Aviva has launched a money-back guarantee for investors in with-profits funds who hold their policies for five years or...

    28. October 16, 2009

      Retail investment products: heading for extinction

      Greater scrutiny of charges – and greater demand for transparent and liquid holdings – will result in the disappearance of...

    29. September 11, 2009

      Long live the equity

      Investors’ faith in equities may have been restored this week as the FTSE broke through the 5,000 mark for the first time in...

    30. May 15, 2009

      Putting on a brave face

      Fear and greed, as we all know, drive the market. What we’ve found out this week is how quickly investors can become...

    31. December 6, 2008

      Peer-to-peer is the 'Next Big Investment Idea'

      Floating cars, personal security firms, and ethanol from old tyres were just some of the hundreds of ideas submitted by FT...

    32. April 18, 2007

      Inherit the Wind

      Lyceum Theatre, New York Bringing American classics to Broadway can be tricky, no matter how distinguished the creative...

    33. April 17, 2007

      Inherit the Wind, Lyceum Theatre, New York

      Bringing American classics to Broadway can be tricky, no matter how distinguished the creative team. I am salivating over...

    34. February 23, 2007

      FILMS - KARL FRENCH

      Shadow of the Vampire (BBC2 11.35pm) has a terrific conceit and almost enough conviction to pull it off. The idea behind...

    35. June 10, 2006

      FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

      Stephen and Sarah Kane are married with two small children. Stephen works in IT and Sarah works part-time for the NHS....

    36. June 9, 2006

      Training hard for an education in saving

      Stephen and Sarah Kane are a married couple who want to make sure their children, aged six and four, get the best education....

    37. March 25, 2006

      FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

      Elisabeth Stephens is a 56-year-old mother with two children aged 25 and 23. She is divorced and works as a supply teacher....

    38. March 24, 2006

      The good life in France beckons

      Elisabeth Stephens is a 56-year-old supply teacher who likes to live simply and has a cautious approach to money management....

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