Smaller companies have been a lucrative, albeit higher-risk, area to invest over the long term. The Numis Smaller Companies Index has, since 1955, achieved an annual return of 15.8 per cent compared with 12 per cent for the broader UK stock market.
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Thursday 23 January 2014
London's housing boom is pushing businesses out of the West End, a leading commercial property advisor has warned.
Friday 20 December 2013
It's been a good year for stock markets. In particular, European and Japanese markets have made large gains. There is a lesson here for all investors: despite a poor economic backdrop, stock markets can perform well. This is often because much of the bad news is priced in and markets are focusing on improved corporate prospects. Similarly, it shows the most uncomfortable investment decisions often turn out to be correct.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Up to 5,000 racegoers made the most of the free admission which is granted at Towcester, the only course to provide that concession, and watched history being made in the autumn sunshine as Tony McCoy celebrated his 4,000th win. "There's been a great buzz here today," said Robert Bellamy, clerk of the course.
Wines of the week: Little Beauty Riesling 2010; Val de Pedron Monastrell Alicante 2010; Sud de France Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre
Sunday 13 October 2013
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Friday 13 September 2013
Saturday 20 July 2013
Saturday 25 May 2013
Tuesday 30 April 2013
The family had recently returned from the US where victim’s mum runs a chain of bicycle shops
Thursday 07 March 2013
Spring seems to be delayed, so while there's still a bit of a nip in the air, treat yourself to a glass of a delicious full-bodied wine...
Friday 15 February 2013
Whale-watching, exotic birdlife and luxury romantic retreats
Sunday 03 February 2013
An early run-in with authority shaped him. Matthew Bell hears about his latest fight
Thursday 24 January 2013
A Wiltshire aristocrat has been acquitted of assaulting one of his family estate's trustees.
Saturday 22 December 2012
IoS television review: The Aristocrats: Blenheim Palace, Channel 4, Thursday
From Lord's to the Ring, Sky 1, Thursday
Sunday 25 November 2012
The burden of Blenheim Palace was revealed in the first of a new series about Britain's top toffs
Saturday 20 October 2012
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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