Investment Articles

Share buybacks prove useless as Apple shares get crushed after profit warning

Apple frightened investors back in November when boss Tim Cook announced the firm would no longer disclose unit sales figures for iPhones, iPads and iMacs...

Six New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

Every year we all pledge to quit drinking, join a gym and eat more healthily, but most New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. Instead of...

World Investment Outlook - Chapter one: UK

The FTSE All-Share trades within barely 10% of an all-time high that it set in Spring 2018 but investors might not guess as much, given...

World Investment Outlook - Chapter two: USA

Like him or loathe him, markets are having to listen to President Trump and keep an eye on his Twitter account for good measure (even...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter three: Japan

The dream lives on, at least for Prime Minister (PM) Shinzō Abe. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be but a taster for the Liberal...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter four: Asia

It could be argued that the Asian baby was rather thrown out with the Turkish bathwater in 2018, as a stronger dollar, weaker commodity prices...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter five: Western Europe

Since 2012, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has done “whatever it takes” to keep the euro and the Eurozone’s economy on the road...

World Investment Outlook – Chapter six: Emerging Markets

The themes which dominated in 2018 – key elections, the direction of the dollar, commodity prices and trade talks with America – are all likely...

Money

The big changes savers and investors should look out for in 2019

Savers and investors have been pummelled by a tidal wave of economic and political uncertainty in the past 12 months, with everything from Brexit to...

Budget 2018: our first thoughts

The Budget failed to make a significant impact on the London stock market with the UK-focused FTSE 250 index moving up slightly during the start...

9 ways savers can prepare for the Budget

Chancellor Phillip Hammond set the usual pre-Budget rumour mill into overdrive last week when he told journalists the current pension tax relief system is eye-wateringly...

Crunch time approaches for Unilever’s Netherlands move

On 26 October UK shareholders in consumer goods giant Unilever will vote on a plan which would see the business exit the FTSE 100...

We've refreshed our Favourite funds list

At AJ Bell Youinvest, we're proud to offer a huge range of possible investments – including over 2,000 funds and shares from 24 markets. But...

Sky shareholders face deal deadlines

Nearly two years after an initial £10.75 per share takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, shareholders in pay-TV giant Sky have...

Whitbread sale of Costa begs the question of who will be next on the activists’ hit-list?

“Today’s huge leap in Whitbread’s shares following the sale of Costa Coffee, breaking up the group far more quickly than expected and for a...