Lee Wild

Consistent Winter Portfolio shines during volatile times

What a stinker 2018 proved to be. After making a number of record highs during the first half of the year, stocks turned tail late summer and conspired to deliver the fourth quarter from hell. The new calendar year has started brightly for interactive investor's pair of winter portfolios, but that won't be reflected in December's ghastly figures.

Six UK shares investors should size up at the start of 2019

With this bull market nearly a decade old, sadly there was no escaping the gloom in 2018. During a period of rising US interest rates, higher inflation and withdrawal of monetary stimulus, events that impact on growth carry even greater risk – and there are plenty of those, from Brexit to trade wars.

Will FTSE reshuffle give Neil Woodford a boost?

Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of year, but the large-scale replacement of handwritten letters with email, means that the company will almost certainly lose its place among the premier league of UK-listed stocks at the quarterly index reshuffle next month (the results of which will take effect on 19 December).