August 20, 2014

Younger investors flock to buy AIM shares in pursuit of quick returns

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Younger investors have been flocking to buy AIM shares in the hope of quick returns, a new research study has shown. The research conducted by TD Direct Investing revealed that three and half more times 30-44 year olds are investing in AIM shares compared to those aged between 45 and 75. In joint top place [...]

Investec advises clients to reduce holding of UK shares

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Investec Wealth & Investment Management is reportedly advising its private clients to reduce their holdings in UK and European shares. Due to the strength of the pound, they feel there is a good case to take some profits and reduce exposure to shares in the respective regions. Chris Hills, Chief Investment Officer at IW&I, said: [...]

IPO share prices: winners and losers to date revealed

Pets at Home's IPO was open to retail investors. They are now nursing a paper loss of over 17% so far this year.

Following a downturn in new issues in recent years, IPOs have seen a major revival in the past year. Here, we reveal (via AOL money) the year’s biggest winners and losers from some of the most notable IPOs in recent times: Winners Royal Mail – share price up 45% to date Merlin Entertainments – 17.3% [...]

Aberdeen: Investors fatigued by IPOs, window closing

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The chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management has claimed that investors are becoming tired of UK IPOs and suggested the window is closing, despite a flurry of activity. Speaking to the BBC, Anne Richards stated the respective view, although other industry experts were more optimistic. Dan Nickols, an Old Mutual Global Investors fund manager claimed [...]

TSB share price surges 15 percent on debut

TSB's share price increase bucked the recent doom and gloom surrounding IPOs.

The TSB share price surged by as much as 15 percent on TSB’s IPO debut. During trading, the TSB share price reached 300.25p, representing a 15 percent increase in the offer price of 260p per share. TSB’s share price eased during the afternoon, to the end the day at 290p per share. The strong performance [...]

AA IPO announcement sends Cenkos Securities share price soaring


The announcement of an AA IPO sent Cenkos Securities share price soaring by over 15 percent on Friday. Acromas Holdings revealed that it was looking to float the roadside assistance company in a deal that could value the company at £4bn. The same parent company had previously floated Saga on the stock exchange. In a [...]

Five lessons investors can learn from the World Cup

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The World Cup is nearly upon us and here we have five reasons that investors can learn from the mechanics of the sporting invent when building an investment portfolio. Nick Peters, Portfolio Manager of Fidelity Solutions shares his tips: 1.    Include a ‘goalkeeper’ for a safe pair of hands “The goalkeeper is the last line [...]

New Asos profit warning sends share price tumbling 30 percent


A new Asos profit warning, the second such action in three months sent the Asos share price tumbling by 30 percent on Thursday. The online retailer blamed its poor performance on the strength of the pound, having a negative impact on its international sales and forcing it to embark on a series of aggressive promotions. [...]

Should I buy TSB shares in the TSB IPO? Users talk


Investoo Forum members have been discussing the potential pros and cons of buying TSB shares as part of the TSB IPO. Registered member McVittieJ commenced the thread, putting together his views as follows: “Good + They are offering free shares if you keep hold of them for a year. So long as price doesn’t fall [...]

Latest FTSE 100 reshuffle could welcome back 3i Group


3i Group and Intu Properties are two companies which are expected to enter the FTSE 100 when the reshuffle occurs on June 4th. 3i Group has enjoyed a strong turnaround in recent years, with its share price rising by over 20pc in the last year. 3i Group currently has a market capitalisation of over £4.1bn. [...]