Shares and the stockmarket

RBS falls out of love with investment banking as it cuts profit targets

Not even the combination of a name change to NatWest Group, a meaty increase in the dividend and a laudable attempt to do its bit...

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 14:37

Bitcoin bears down on the $10,000 mark once more

At a time when a FTSE 100 member’s shareholder list looks fake and shares in a fake meat company’s shares are sizzling again in the...

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 15:13

BP shares welcome Dudley’s final flourish but new boss has much to do

BP boss Bob Dudley steps down as the twelfth-longest serving CEO among the current crop of FTSE 100 bosses and investors appear to be...

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 15:22

Apple hits the sweet spot with iPhone 11 (though you can find a few sour notes if you try hard enough)

The contrast with a year ago could hardly be bigger. Apple’s first quarter results for 2018-19 followed on from a January profit warning and...

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 13:34

How investors can cash-in on ‘Veganuary’

As Veganuary sweeps the nation and big brands like Greggs are boosting their profits by offering more vegan foods, there’s an opportunity for investors...

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 09:48

FAANGs look to get back on the growth track in 2020

In the past year the aggregate market capitalisation of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google’s parent Alphabet has gone up...

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 15:23

The case for and against US equities as Q4 reporting season approaches

This is already the longest-running US equity bull market in history and investors will be looking to the upcoming fourth-quarter reporting season for clues as...

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 17:09

World Investment Outlook - Chapter one: UK


Brexit can already lay claim to the scalp of two Conservative Party Prime Ministers, in the form of David Cameron and Theresa May, although...

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 11:19

World Investment Outlook - Chapter two: USA


Hard to believe as it may be, the November 2020 Presidential Election is not the biggest story in Washington, DC as the New Year...

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 11:17

World Investment Outlook – Chapter three: Japan


He has made it. No sooner had Prime Minister Shinzō Abe overseen Japan’s successful stints as the host of both the G20 meeting in...

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 11:16