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Diary of a Dumb Investor: I'm Russian for returns

by Dumb Investor on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:01

Diary of a Dumb Investor: I'm Russian for returns

I'm making what could be my most adventurous investment yet, braving the Crimean crisis to buy a Russian investment trust.

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Q&A: what next for the Co-op?

Apr 17, 2014 at 18:56

After posting the worst results in its 150-year history, the embattled Co-op group has some important decisions to make about its future.

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Why I'm keeping a beady eye on Mobius

Apr 17, 2014 at 12:04

Mark Mobius' Templeton Emerging Markets (TEM) investment trust looked attractive as I prepared Citywire's Top Trust portfolio.

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Insurers prop up flagging FTSE as Ukraine fears weigh

Apr 17, 2014 at 11:32

Insurers notch up gains but the FTSE 100 is weighed down by nerves over tensions between Russia and the West.

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Franklin drops Templeton name from fund range

Apr 17, 2014 at 16:08

Firm insists 'investment philosophies and management strategies have not changed in any way'.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

FCA bans two advisers over unsuitable Sipp advice

Apr 17, 2014 at 10:24

The Financial Conduct Authority has banned two advisers over unsuitable advice which saw them switch clients into Sipps and invest them in unregulated and high risk products such as diamonds and overseas property.

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FCA wins Tribunal case to impose £80k fine on broker

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:46

The Financial Conduct Authority has won a case allowing it to impose a £80,000 fine on a broker who gave false details for a mortgage application.

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Transact plans to offer protection products

Apr 17, 2014 at 12:22

Transact is looking at launching a protection product on its platform.

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Newcastle adviser charged with fraud

Apr 17, 2014 at 07:59

Newcastle-based financial adviser Alok Dhanda has been charged with 13 counts of fraud.

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

Co-op files £2.5bn loss after 'disastrous' 2013

Apr 17, 2014 at 09:20

Interim chief executive describes 2013 as 'disastrous' after the loss, which fell at the top end of expectations.

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M&G’s Rhodes sells BlackRock for Aberdeen income opportunity

Apr 17, 2014 at 10:42

Citywire + rated Stuart Rhodes is concerned about US valuations and has started to see some compelling opportunities in emerging markets after the sell off.

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Pritchard’s £3 million shortfall may widen as fresh claims lodged

Apr 17, 2014 at 08:02

Defunct stockbroker Pritchard, which was acquired by WH Ireland in 2012, faces further ‘significant’ client claims which, if agreed, could increase its £3 million cash shortfall.

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The Expert View: Tesco, Hargreaves Lansdown and Grainger

Apr 17, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Dialight and Safestore.

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Time for talk is over, Euro QE is coming, says Reyl CIO

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:43

Mario Draghi can only put off action for so long and inflation numbers will lead to action in the next three months, says Francois Savary.

Global investor disillusionment rising, says Legg Mason survey

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:40

The 'reality gap' between investors’ yield expectations and actual returns is growing, the US firm's latest survey reveals.

Skagen bond star backs peripheral picks to outperform

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:12

Eurozone growth will exceed expectations and debt-laden nations will emerge as big winners, says Torgeir Høien.

Keeping ahead in China: three most consistent managers revealed

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:08

Citywire Global takes a look at the 30-strong sector to find the handful of dedicated country managers consistently outperforming their peers.

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