Stocks

Shorting away the risks

Shorting away the risks

The key point of difference for JPM UK Equity Plus is its ability to short. In my previous two articles on the JPM UK Equity Plus fund, “Extending the alpha opportunity in UK equity” and “Standing out from the crowd in UK equity”  I explained how shorting gives...

IA calls for FTSE transparency over dividend payments

IA calls for FTSE transparency over dividend payments

FTSE companies that suspend dividend payments as a result of current market uncertainty will be expected to restart them ‘as soon as it is prudent to do so’, the Investment Association (IA) has said. In a letter sent to all FTSE chairs on behalf of its members...

FTSE falls as virus slowdown hopes fade and Tesco hit

FTSE falls as virus slowdown hopes fade and Tesco hit

The FTSE 100 has fallen as hopes of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic faded, insurers weighed after cancelling their dividends and Tesco (TSCO) cooled bullishness on the supermarket sector after warning on costs. The UK blue-chip index...

FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

The FTSE 100 has rallied after a slowdown in coronavirus deaths in France and Italy over the weekend, while European governments began preparations to ease lockdowns put in place to contain the spread of the pandemic. The UK blue-chip index jumped 93 points, or 1.7%...

FTSE falls 7.9% as US stocks trigger suspension after oil crash

FTSE falls 7.9% as US stocks trigger suspension after oil crash

Update: The FTSE 100 has fallen back under the 6,000 mark after a 7% plunge at the US open triggered a suspension to dealing on US stock markets. The UK blue-chip index was down 478 points, or 7.4%, at 5,983, as dealing on US stock markets was halted for 15...

The long and short of retail stocks

The long and short of retail stocks

Retail is a sector ripe with opportunity for long/short JPMorgan fund manager Callum Abbot, but it is not a simple case of buying the e-tailers and selling the high street names. ‘Disruption has been a huge theme for a number of years now – the advent of the internet...

FTSE climbs in choppy trading as US opens higher

FTSE climbs in choppy trading as US opens higher

Update: The FTSE 100 has climbed back into positive territory in a choppy day of trading, helped on its way by US stock markets opening higher. The UK blue-chip index rose 81 points, or 1.3%, to 6,662, up from a low of 6,503 reached after the Organization for...

Ninety One not panicked as it reveals IPO price

Ninety One not panicked as it reveals IPO price

Ninety One remains committed to its scheduled float later this month amid the market volatility, revealing the price range for its initial public offer. The fund firm, which is being spun out of Investec, has set the range of 190p to 235p, given the...