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Dow Jones industrial average surpasses 20,000 to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:30:48 PM
. The Dow Jones industrial average finally broke through the 20,000 barrier on Wednesday morning – a historic high for the leading stock market index and one it has been close to breaching since Christmas. ...
FTSE 100 ends 2016   at all-time high after surge in    dollar earners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 01:30:19 PM
....US markets were boosted by the Trump effect, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting new peaks during the year and flirting with the 20,000 barrier. Brazil’s Ibovespa stock market index was the best performer of 2016, up 63% on hopes that the recently appointed president, Michel Temer, could bring some stability to the country and end the worst recession for decades. ...
Will it be a happy new year for your investment funds? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....Forecasts made by investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Barclays Capital are only marginally better than flipping a coin, and if you hold on to their “hot picks” longer than a few months you will almost certainly lose money, according to new research. Intertrader, a spread betting firm, examined stock predictions from so-called (and highly paid) gurus at 16 investment banks, tracked them over the following 12 months and compared them to the returns on just putting your money into a savings account or a stock market index such as the S&P 500 on Wall Street. ...
Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:24:09 AM
....”. Earlier, Japan’s stock market index had tumbled 919 points and the dollar fell 3% against the yen as investors digested the implications of Trump’s presidency, which stunned investors who had been banking on Hillary Clinton winning the race for the White House. ...
Sterling seesaws as Brexit fears grip investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 06:32:15 PM
. London’s leading stock market index has dropped for a third day and the pound touched a two-month low as Brexit fears gripped investors in the run-up to the EU referendum. ...
Savers are being tempted by complex 'structured products' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 03:01:00 PM
.... . Structured products link your returns to the performance of a stock market index such as the FTSE 100 or other measurement such as the Halifax House Price Index. ...
LVMH boss hits back at 'extreme leftists' over depiction in film image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 02:56:53 PM
....Switching to irony, he said: “We have it all wrong. First of all we are a big company in the CAC 40 [stock market index], we have strong results and we’re making things worse for ourselves by hiring people. ...
Warren Buffett's 'Woodstock of capitalism' broadcast live for first time image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 08:00:08 AM
.... This culminated in a high-profile wager struck in 2008 between Mr Buffett and Protégé Partners, a New York money manager. Mr Buffett bet the firm $1m that the main US stock market index, the S&P 500, would outperform a group of five hedge funds over a 10-year period. ...
Bear market: unless riding rollercoasters is your thing better sit this one out image
.... Taken day by day, the percentage-point movements sound anodyne enough – 1% here, 2% there. Until you realize that they translate into the kind of movements in the major stock market indexes and individual stocks that we simply haven’t witnessed in years. ...
Four steps that plunged the FTSE into a 'bear market' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 03:46:08 PM
. As London's leading stock market index falls into a "bear market", we look at the events that have knocked the FTSE 100 since its April 2015 peak. ...
My five investment resolutions for 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 10:08:48 AM
.... . Tracker funds, which blindly follow the up and down movements of a stock market index, can cost less than 0. ...
Up 42pc or down 50pc: The best and worst funds of 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 07:07:40 AM
.... . This has helped Japan’s main stock market index, the Nikkei 225, to double over the past five years, although the currency has also fallen sharply in value (UK investors avoid these falls if they back funds that hedge currency risk). ...
Oil price falls to 11-year low with global glut expected to deepen in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 07:07:50 PM
....Sentiment in continental Europe was more influenced by the inconclusive election result in Spain than by the latest decline in the oil price. Spain’s main stock market index, the Ibex 35, closed at its lowest for three months following a 3. ...
Could pension fund management be the next big mis-selling scandal? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 04:52:08 PM
.... The other way assets are managed is called “passive” management. The best-known types of passively managed fund is a stock market “tracker” fund, whereby the money in the fund is invested so that its value tracks a stock market index such as the FTSE 100. ...
This 'smart' investment has made a 52pc profit in three years: Is it enough? image
.... For my own, tracker funds have served this function, making up nearly 20pc of my holdings. They mirror a stock market index and charge far less than funds where a human being makes investment choices. ...
Fund managers get most of their bets wrong – but still make millions. Here's how... image
.... . Fans of “passive” investing, which cuts out the fund manger by simply buying every share in a stock market index, may rejoice at the finding, but this is not the full story. ...
The stockbroker that makes choosing shares like buying a hamburger image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 12:43:09 PM
.... The firm behind the scheme, Stockpile, offers the gift cards in fixed denominations of $25 (£16), $50 and $100. The cards can be redeemed for shares in a variety of popular companies, such as Amazon, Apple and American Express, or for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which give investors exposure to a stock market index. ...
Volkswagen Q&A: what is the diesel emissions scandal and what should drivers do? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 01:57:59 PM
.... You aren’t alone in feeling let down by the company. On Monday, €15 billion was wiped off the value of Volkswagen, dragging down the value of the DAX, a German stock market index. ...
Volkswagen 'totally screwed up' over diesel emissions tests, US boss says image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 09:28:27 AM
....Over the weekend, the Environmental Protection Agency in the US accused VW of skirting clean air rules and warned that it could face fines of more than $18 billion. By mid-afternoon trading on Monday, almost €15 billion had been wiped off the value of Volkswagen, dragging down the value of the DAX, a German stock market index. ...
Worldpay and Hastings under fire over all-male boards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 04:30:38 PM
Experts name 11 of their favourite index tracker funds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 07:14:55 AM
. In the past couple of years there has been a boom in sales of “tracker” funds, which dispense with human stock pickers and simply replicate a stock market index. ...
Asian stock markets push higher after China data hints at stronger economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 05:00:31 AM
....Investors were also hopeful that stock market purchases by government-backed agencies had helped to put a floor under prices. China’s main stock market index, the Shanghai Composite, was in positive territory on Monday despite fears of more selling after trading resumed after a four-day break. ...
FTSE 100 loses £104 billion in value in one day as China stock slide prompts global selloff image
....The Dow Jones also plummeted more than 1000 points on opening Monday, before rebounding slightly. The S&P 500, another US stock market index, dropped 99 points, or 5 per cent. ...
Japan's economy shrinks by 0.4% in a blow for 'Abenomics' growth plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 01:19:51 AM
....6%, after posting growth in the previous two quarters, according to the cabinet office. However, the country’s main Nikkei stock market index was up strongly by 0. ...
The 'dark side' of ETFs: 6pc higher costs for everyone else image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 07:14:14 AM
.... . Exchange-traded funds or ETFs, which buy and hold shares for as long as they remain in the relevant stock market index, in effect “tie up” shares that would otherwise be available to buy and sell on the market. ...
Tracker funds get cheaper as Vanguard removes charge for new investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of August 2015 06:22:48 AM
.... . This is the latest in a series of price cuts seen among tracker funds – those whose holdings replicate the wider stock market index. ...
Greece needs wide debt relief to avoid permanent depression, thinktank warns image
.... The same group again suffered losses near the 30% level on Tuesday, with trading in Piraeus Bank shares suspended. However, after falling by a sixth on Monday, the main Greek stock market index had a steadier day as it posted a decline of just over 1%. ...
New Rolls-Royce investors claim 'good directors should challenge forceful CEO' image
.... ValueAct will press for change quickly and aggressively unless he decides to sell early instead. Ubben is unafraid to go hostile if he has to, as he did when MSCI, the stock market indexes company, refused to put one of his representatives onto its board. ...
Greek shares nosedive as manufacturing data reveals economy in shock image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of August 2015 06:48:31 PM
....The Athens stock market was closed in late June as part of the capital controls introduced by the Syriza-led coalition government to prevent a run on the banks and the flight of money overseas. The main stock market index was 23% down when business resumed on Monday morning as traders weighed up the damage caused to the economy and the possibility that there may be problems in implementing a bailout deal in which Greece has been forced to accept a fresh batch of tough austerity measures in exchange for financial help. ...
Nikkei will have to transform FT to justify price image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 07:20:30 PM
.... It should have happened years ago but Pearson, the education giant, has finally bowed to the inevitable and sold The Financial Times. The buyer wasn’t Bloomberg, or Axel Springer, or even Thomson Reuters, as many had expected – but Nikkei, the Japanese media giant better known in this country for its stock market index. ...
Mark Zuckerberg is now the ninth richest person in the world image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:05:24 PM
. Facebook has become one of the highest-valued companies in the world after a stock surge saw it leapfrog General Electric to join the ranks of the top ten companies on the S&P stock market index. ...
Why the volatility in Chinese markets? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 09:20:08 AM
....China's stock markets have lost more than 30% of their value since mid-June, a worrying statistic for investors and the government. On Wednesday 8 July, a stock market index called the Shanghai Composite, which is regarded as a benchmark and an indicator for all share movements in China, fell as much as 8%, leading some analysts to call the trading day Black Wednesday. ...
Man vs machine: How Woodford was beaten by a computer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 27th of June 2015 06:30:07 AM
.... They dispense with human fund managers and, instead, select holdings by a mechanical, automated process. The simplest replicate a stock market index such as the FTSE 100. ...
Billions held in tracker funds that lag the market by 4pc or more image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 07:40:19 AM
. Tracker funds are designed to take the guesswork out of investment by simply mirroring a stock market index. ...
Revealed: The world's cheapest stock markets 2015  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 07:41:05 AM
.... . The cheapest way to play the market is through a tracker fund or an ETF, which follows the ups and downs of a stock market index. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 11:53:18 PM
.... . LGIM manages several stock market index tracker funds, and as a result has become the biggest investor on the FTSE 100. ...
Need income from your pension? Here are six alternatives to an annuity image
.... These funds tend to be “passively” managed, meaning that there is no fund manager making decisions about the assets to buy. Instead, these funds simply track a stock market index, such as the FTSE 100. ...
Hedge funds aren't casino capitalists. They're parasite capitalists image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 12:26:36 AM
....6bn) in 2014. Their bumper paydays came in a year when the industry produced returns averaging in the low single digits, even though the S&P 500 stock market index – the most reliable US benchmark – would have produced nearly 14 per cent in dollar terms had you tracked it. ...
The mistakes that taught me to be a better investor image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:36:35 AM
.... The truth is that the majority of fund managers simply aren't very good. A tracker that follows a stock market index, using a computer programme to select the shares, would have been a better choice in many instances. ...
Tracker funds fly as cash flows in – but are they right for your portfolio? image
.... However, although actively managed funds supposedly offer the potential for higher returns than tracker funds, many fail to beat market indices. Recent figures from Standard & Poor’s show that last year more than 80% of actively managed funds invested in US equities failed to beat the S&P 500 Index, a US stock market index based on the market capitalisations of 500 large companies. ...
Seven rules that can permanently fix your personal finances image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of April 2015 01:31:57 PM
.... . Put any leftover money in Isa funds – 80pc in a global stock market index tracker and 20pc in a global bond fund, and don't touch it until retirement. ...
Fossil fuel-free funds outperformed conventional ones, analysis shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 03:21:16 PM
. Investors who have dumped holdings in fossil fuel companies have outperformed those that remain invested in coal, oil and gas over the past five years according to analysis by the world’s leading stock market index company,. ...
Isa money surges into 'smart trackers' – is that so clever? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 3rd of April 2015 10:00:13 AM
. Not all tracker funds “blindly” follow a stock market index. ...
Can a tracker fund ever beat the stock market?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 12th of March 2015 10:22:53 AM
.... . There are also other types of tracker funds that aim to deliver more than just a straight mirror of a stock market index. ...
Isa fund bargain: Countries with cheap stock markets (and how to buy them)  image
.... How to buy the bargain stock markets . For each of the "cheap" markets Telegraph Money has identified a tracker fund, which passively follows the ups and downs of a stock market index and is the simplest and cheapest way to invest in them. ...
Why UK shares have been cheaper than US shares since 1994 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of February 2015 08:15:53 AM
.... . In the same way, you can form an opinion about the valuation of an entire stock market index by looking at the total value of the companies in the index and dividing it by their aggregate profits. ...
Buffett's $1m bet pays off as index tracker beats hedge funds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 06:30:12 PM
.... And the world’s most famous investor has put his money where his mouth is. In 2008 he entered into a bet with an American asset management firm that the main US stock market index, the S&P 500, would outperform a group of five hedge funds over a 10-year period. ...
The 10 most popular Isa funds in 2014 (and the best ones investors missed)  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of December 2014 08:46:55 AM
.... . There were also two "tracker" funds in the list, showing the increasing popularity of these low-cost portfolios which simply mirror the make-up of a stock market index. ...
Once-in-five-year chance to buy this fund on the cheap image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of November 2014 08:03:53 AM
.... . The turnover of holdings is low, the costs of the fund are comparatively low and – despite not sticking to any recognised benchmark such as a global stock market index or peer group – it has done well against both since its launch in 2004. ...
Is Australia destined to be dragged down by Europe's economic malaise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 02:03:50 AM
....And given German industrial production in August fell 4% in one month, and coming off the back of Germany’s economy shrinking in the first quarter of 2013, the whispers of recessions are quickly becoming loud. So the markets were already primed to fall and from the middle of September till Wednesday last week the German stock market index had fallen 9. ...
Don't bank on Brazil voting for growth over lower prices  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 4th of October 2014 04:59:21 PM
.... . The performance of the Bovespa stock market index in September tells you everything you need to know about the likely market reaction to a win for incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. ...
Do you own any of these top-performing funds? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of September 2014 04:18:44 PM
.... . These five funds benefited as Brazil’s stock market index, the Bovespa, soared by 10pc to reach its highest level in 18 months. ...
Tracker fund prices fall again – but beware the big catch on 'low-cost' funds image
.... . These are funds that aim to mirror the returns from a stock market index or other asset and are typically far cheaper than funds where a manager is employed to pick the right shares. ...
Fund with expert manager: 0.4pc a year. Fund run by computer: 1pc a year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 10:29:44 AM
.... Tracker funds are meant to be simple and therefore cheap. They dispense with stock picking and instead blindly buy those shares that are included in a particular stock market index, such as the FTSE 100. ...
Investing tricks: the cheapest tracker funds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:04:40 AM
.... Investors are piling into tracker funds – but are they paying too much for what should be the cheapest of investments? . While trackers, which normally aim to replicate a stock market index, are simple to understand, there are many ways to buy them, making the task of identifying the cheapest far from easy. ...
It seems monkeys and business really do mix when it comes to investing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of June 2014 11:05:26 PM
....It's not really electronic monkeys, of course, but rather computer programs run by Cass Business School that have randomly picked stocks using data from the past 43 years. Their performance was then compared to stock market index trackers, and in every decade bar the 1990s the "monkeys" won out. ...
'The FTSE rose 4pc, our bond rose 12pc'   image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 13th of June 2014 06:58:25 AM
.... 2. What stock market index does it track? Are you familiar with it? Avoid products that track just a handful of shares – the returns are far less certain. ...
To sell or not to sell? That is the question image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of June 2014 07:47:42 AM
. With the Footsie climbing to a 14-year high last month and closing within touching distance of the figure last night,  City speculation is rising that the popular stock market index could finally be about to climb above the psychological 7,000 figure. ...
Fidelity cuts the price of 'tracker' funds to a record low image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of May 2014 12:05:50 PM
.... High tracker charges . Tracker or "passive" funds replicate a stock market index, such as the FTSE All Share, and so are cheaper to run than rival "actively managed" funds whose managers select and oversee stocks. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 20th of April 2014 05:52:44 PM
.... He has a AA-rating for his strong risk-adjusted performance over the past three years. This means he is in the top 20 per cent of fund managers that have beaten their relevant stock market index over a three-year period. ...

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