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Card Factory confounds the doubters with solid first-quarter sales

Royal Mail’s dividend cut shows that the former FTSE 100 member is finding life pretty tough in the digital age, as letter volumes keep declining...

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 12:39


How investors can choose between the four options they have regarding the M&S rights issue

Last week’s underwhelming set of full-year results and the possibility that next week’s reshuffle will relegate the company from the FTSE 100 for the first...

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 13:48


Change in Prime Minister unlikely to ignite stock market

The FTSE All-Share is up today, as investors weigh up the prospect of a new Prime Minister and hope for greater domestic political stability. However,...

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 14:49


Four ways to tell whether a dividend may be safe

Marks & Spencer has already taken the plunge and announced a plan to cut its dividend and although BT has decided to keep...

Mon, 13/05/2019 - 17:04


Who’s not using an ISA but almost certainly should be?

The number of ISAs opened has fallen consistently for the past six years, with 300,000 fewer accounts subscribed to in 2017-18 than...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 11:22


6 tips to boost your ISA savings

As the tax-year-end looms and people are thinking about last-minute planning for their ISA, here are 6 quick steps to make the most of your...

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:22


Short-sellers may be on to something in the UK (but they are getting stomped in the US)

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Not everyone approves of the practice of short-selling but supporters will point to the diligent research involved, the risk posed by the...

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 15:40


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...

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 14:44


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...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:48


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...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:47


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