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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. January 18, 2013

    Hedge Japan exposure

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. April 18, 2007

    Inherit the Wind

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

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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....

  35. 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....

  36. 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....

  37. 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....

  38. February 11, 2006

    RADIO

    The first anniversary of his death is sufficient excuse for the BBC to indulge in one of its periodic spasms of Arthur...

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