Can the FTSE 250 shine again? Shares looks at why the mid-cap index has reversed its longer-term outperformance of the FTSE 100 and highlights some of the key stocks and sectors to watch.
Find out about economic moats and why people are keen to own companies which have them and discover who has fared best and worst so far in the current earnings season.
Plus, the companies pursuing cross-selling opportunities, the firms benefiting from technologies which reduce the cost of doing businesses and the small cap Mexican restaurant chain looking to match its US counterpart’s success.
The digital magazine also includes articles on Unilever, investment trust Smithson and lots more.
Results from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft remain robust
Total returns down 41% in first half due to ‘challenging’ markets
Even those businesses which have fared OK so far have to strike a delicate balance to avoid hurting demand
NatWest was the standout performer but Barclays produced a mixed update
History shows that medium-sized companies have rewarded investors handsomely over time
The US burrito chain’s earnings beat has a positive read across for Tortilla, a UK-listed peer with pricing levers to pull
The key to becoming a successful business is focusing on the buyer
Shares examines which funds provide investors with protection against the competition
Automation and digitalisation are key weapons for companies facing higher costs
It doesn’t have to be a binary choice between actively-managed and tracker funds
Enthusiasm for all things ESG may have waned but the way a company is run is crucial
Electronics company is now a business critical supplier to structurally expanding markets
Budget footwear seller has upgraded full-year guidance twice in a matter of weeks
Interim trading update likely to prompt brokers to raise forecasts
Activist billionaire Nelson Peltz’s presence is another reason to buy the mega cap Marmite maker
Explaining the new regulatory standards for the UK financial services sector