Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, probably had a fair idea that the role was a poisoned chalice when he inherited it following the death of Steve Jobs in 2011.
Kevin Murphy, co-manager of the Schroder Income fund, does a lot of number crunching to find unloved companies he thinks will recover.
It is getting pretty hard to find reliable income these days, but one investment still offers a high and stable payout that is safer than the income provided by an ordinary dividend: preference shares.
'Sell in May and go away; don't come back until St Leger day.'
Lesley Duncan, manager of the Standard Life UK Ethical fund, reveals the companies she has been buying, holding and selling.
Once upon a time buying Apple stock was a no-brainer – the share price just kept going up and up as iPhone followed iPod and iPad followed iPhone.
The UK’s banks will be delighted to have put another bruising results season behind them for not one of them enhanced their reputations.
Riding high in the flexible investment sector, TB Wise Investment aims to beat the FTSE 100 by investing predominantly in other funds and trusts.
Investors have scaled the stock market's 'wall of worry' adeptly over the past six months or so - and they were climbing it most swiftly in the first 10 weeks of 2013.