The balanced fund diversified across a range of asset classes has for decades been a staple choice of long-term savers. Seeking to harvest the benefit(...)

September 2008 will remain long in the mind, not just for the collapse of Lehman Brothers but also because of the crisis in the Irish banking system. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

If May is the month to sell your shares and “go away” could September be the month to buy back into the market? And if you haven’t sold yet, should yo(...)

A man reads an Italian newspaper showing the newly elected Pope Francis on its front page. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

says Fr John Looby, a Jesuit priest for 62 years. The world had had its first Jesuit pope for a mere half hour. Members of the 15-strong(...)