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Is a central bank liquidity drain to blame for market wobbles, rather than the Delta variant?

“Many investors are familiar with the saying that ‘markets like to climb a wall of worry,’ but few are less well versed with the opposite...

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 15:22


Ultra Electronics bolsters its defences with trading update

“June’s flurry of statements and counter-statements from Cobham and Ultra Electronics left investors none the wiser as to whether the firms had come...

Tue, 06/07/2021 - 11:38


Berkeley cash bonanza fails to boost shares

Berkeley is being as good as its word when it comes to returning cash to its shareholders, popping a further £334 million into their...

Fri, 25/06/2021 - 11:55


Ashtead rides the US recovery

“What is good for America is good for Ashtead, as four-fifths of the company’s sales and nine-tenths of its profits are generated Stateside, and...

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 14:51


Halma offers the right answer for shareholders yet again

“Forty-two was, according to the Deep Thought computer in the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything but shareholders...

Thu, 10/06/2021 - 16:41


Could rising pay trip up US equities?

“The news that Amazon is looking to hire 75,000 more workers in the US and Canada is eye-catching enough, even for a firm that...

Fri, 28/05/2021 - 09:31


Imperial Brands shareholders breathe again as dividend grows once more

“An increase in the dividend, a decrease in debt and no change to profits expectations for the year would read well at most firms, especially...

Tue, 18/05/2021 - 15:21


CAPE crusaders try resolve riddle of S&P 500’s relentless gains

“Investing is all about buying low and selling high, at least if capital appreciation rather than income is the aim of the portfolio builder, but...

Wed, 12/05/2021 - 14:15


UK market shrugs off tech slide as investors opt for ‘jam today’ over ‘jam tomorrow’

“The UK equity market seems unconcerned by the latest stumble in big technology stocks in the USA which dragged down the headline NASDAQ and S&P...

Thu, 06/05/2021 - 11:45


How to spot the next round of market winners (and dodge the losers)

“Fund management legend Sir John Templeton once asserted that ‘Bull markets are founded on pessimism, grow on scepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria’...

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 09:14


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