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Dividend optimism as RBS rips up sale plan

Dividend optimism as RBS rips up sale plan

Shelving plans to sell branches south of the border could be huge for Royal Bank of Scotland if Europe agrees. Lee Wild gets the City's reaction.

The Oil Man: Sound Energy, President, Lekoil

The Oil Man: Sound Energy, President, Lekoil

Oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham–Wood has seen it all. He gives Interactive Investor his considered opinion on the sector's top stories.

Chart of the week: Confident of further profits

Chart of the week: Confident of further profits

A missed kiss and chart breakout indicate 'powerful underlying buying' at this blue-chip miner, argues technical analyst John Burford. Its shares could rise fast.

Seven top funds to play these big trends

Seven top funds to play these big trends

There are some key investment shake-ups approaching, according to leading fund managers. Jennifer Hill names the funds they'd buy to profit.

Chartist solves riddle of FTSE 100

Chartist solves riddle of FTSE 100

Technical analyst Alistair Strang has been puzzled by markets in recent weeks. Given his sums remain correct, it must be something else. Here’s his explanation.   

Share of the week: Warren Buffett causes mischief

Share of the week: Warren Buffett causes mischief

There's huge excitement in London this week after another wealthy American (not Trump) stirred things up. The result has been quite dramatic, writes Lee Wild.

The week ahead: Could Lloyds Banking spring a surprise?

The week ahead: Could Lloyds Banking spring a surprise?

This is a huge week for London's banking sector. All five of the listed heavyweight lenders - Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Standard Chartered - publish results over the next few days.

This mid-cap dominates an oligopoly

This mid-cap dominates an oligopoly

Companies analyst Richard Beddard visited this FTSE 250 star's AGM and got close and personal with its impressive chief exec. Here's what he thought.

Five AIM shares with hidden gems

Five AIM shares with hidden gems

Growth companies by their very nature often have parts of the business that could become huge in the future. Former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore has found five candidates.

The Oil Man: Jersey Oil & Gas, EnQuest, Ithaca, Bowleven

The Oil Man: Jersey Oil & Gas, EnQuest, Ithaca, Bowleven

Oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. He gives Interactive Investor his considered opinion on the sector's top stories.

Insider: Are these big sales a warning sign?

Insider: Are these big sales a warning sign?

Some think share prices are going higher, others that a correction is imminent. Lee Wild looks at some big director sales and whether investors should follow suit.

Busting the myth: Equities can't rise when the world is so scary

Busting the myth: Equities can't rise when the world is so scary

Capital markets are resilient because humanity is resilient, argues investing legend Ken Fisher. Those who bet against that have been proven wrong, time and again.

Here's a red flag for FTSE 100 sell-off

Here's a red flag for FTSE 100 sell-off

Global stockmarkets are firing on all cylinders, but investors keep asking about an 'inevitable' correction. Chartist Alistair Strang tells us when it's time to worry.

Stockwatch: An income share on growth multiples

Stockwatch: An income share on growth multiples

Attractive income credentials have boosted this share's market value, but it still yields 5%. Edmond Jackson thinks results in the spring could provide another nudge higher.

Neil Woodford’s seven trades in January

Neil Woodford’s seven trades in January

After a poor 2016, star fund manager Neil Woodford lagged the wider market again in January. He's also been bargain hunting and added a new stock, reports Lee Wild.

These three UK shares will prosper under Trump the Builder

These three UK shares will prosper under Trump the Builder

Some great UK companies will receive a profit windfall if Congress backs President Trump's aggressive spending plans. Lee Wild reveals which ones.

The 'reflation trade' and four other trends to shape 2017

The 'reflation trade' and four other trends to shape 2017

Paul Niven, manager of Foreign & Colonial investment trust, analyses the state of global markets and looks at the trades investors might consider.

How dividend king HSBC will profit from rate rise

How dividend king HSBC will profit from rate rise

Rising interest rates could boost earnings at HSBC by 15%, argues one analyst who's just upgraded their price target by 14%. Lee Wild takes a closer look.

Charting the uptrend for this AIM share

Charting the uptrend for this AIM share

This minnow has done little since a chart breakout in December. Technical analyst Alistair Strang tells us the level that's 'absolutely critical' for its longer term future.

Bargain hunter: A low-profile trust that British Empire is backing

Bargain hunter: A low-profile trust that British Empire is backing

An investment trust that scours the market for big discount opportunities has been building up a position in this fund. Kyle Caldwell reveals who.