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Five questions investors need to answer before the Gamestop game comes to a stop

Although the past few days’ frenzied activity in Gamestop is putting hedge funds, shorting and short-squeezes firmly back in the headlights, the most shorted...

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 17:16

Race for dominance of the fast-fashion markets heats up as ASOS and Boohoo look for bargains of their own

Confirmation that ASOS is looking to buy certain assets from the fallen Arcadia group, notably Topshop, and Boohoo’s response that it is now...

Mon, 25/01/2021 - 14:32

Investment Pathways are coming: Here’s everything savers need to know

From 1 February 2021 those who do not take financial advice when you place all or part of your pension into drawdown or transfer to...

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 15:22

The FTSE 100 stocks that time forgot

The last ten years have not been especially kind to the UK stock market, though with an annual total return over 5%, the FTSE 100...

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 15:50

easyJet joins British Airways as it gets state-backed bailout

Few industries have been as hard hit during the pandemic as the airline business and its leading players are still scrambling for months to shore...

Tue, 12/01/2021 - 08:08

Fund added to our Favourite funds list – TB Amati UK Smaller Companies

What is the AJ Bell Favourite funds list?

The AJ Bell Favourite funds list is designed to lighten your research load. There are thousands of...

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 11:05

Entain declines to entertain bid from MGM Resorts

Entain is pushing back on an all-stock bid from MGM Resorts and even the prospect of an approach partially funded by cash does...

Tue, 05/01/2021 - 10:04

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter one – UK


The biggest event in the political calendar may just take place on 1 January when the Transition Period ends and the UK’s departure...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 11:29

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter two – USA


Donald Trump continues to contest November’s election result but without much success at either state or Supreme Court level. He is unlikely to...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 11:27

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter three – Europe


French diplomat Jean Monnet, one of the European Union’ founding fathers, once asserted that "Europe will be forged in crises” and 2021 could be...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 11:18

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter Four – Emerging Markets


Azerbaijan and Armenia may have signed a truce with Russian peacekeepers but this was a rare example in 2020 of tempers cooling rather than...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 11:09

World Investment Outlook 2021: Chapter Five – Asia


The Chinese Communist Party’s removal from its constitution of limits to Presidential terms back in 2018 tightened Xi Jinping’s grip on power. His drives...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:55

World Investment Outlook 2021 – Chapter Six: Japan


It was doubtless a frustrating way to go, but politics has always been that way. One short year ago, Shinzō Abe was looking forward...

Wed, 23/12/2020 - 10:48

FTSE 100 dividends forecast to grow by £10.9 billion in 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 has been tough on income seekers. In total, 53 current or former members of the FTSE 100 index have...

Thu, 17/12/2020 - 14:59

Black Friday effect lowers inflation

Inflation dropped in November thanks to a Black Friday effect, with increased discounting by retailers pushing down the cost of clothing and footwear. Of course,...

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 15:32


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