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Britain's biggest brands uncovered

Thursday 22 Aug 2019

Continuing our look at the FTSE 350, this week we consider consumer stocks and pick five of our favourites. Three are from the FTSE 100 and two are from the FTSE 250. We’ve woven our picks in with some brand-new market research on Britain’s Favourite Brands which came out at the start of the month...

Time to buy copper

Thursday 04 Jul 2019

If you’re an investor in copper, you would have had a tough time in the past decade. The price of the metal has almost halved compared to a decade ago, and some people think the price won’t pick up soon thanks to a dodgy global environment. It begs the question why you would bother investing in it...

Quality versus growth

Thursday 24 Nov 2016

Earnings in the US bucked a six quarter trend of declines in the three months to 30 September 2016 and there is increasing optimism about corporate profitability in Europe too. Buoyed by an improving earnings outlook and now an increasingly pro-growth agenda for government spending in a number of...

New dawn for global markets

Thursday 17 Nov 2016

The market is so far taking Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US presidential election in its stride but you need to start thinking NOW about the next major events that could move markets. These are the forthcoming European elections and the US interest rate decision in December, in our opinion...

Inflation ahead!

Thursday 10 Nov 2016

Everyday life is becoming more expensive as inflation rears its head for the first time in years. You must now look at your savings and investments to see if they can still deliver a positive return in real terms. For example, if inflation goes up by 4% – as predicted on 2 November by NIESR (...

Invest in your kids' future

Thursday 03 Nov 2016

What sort of world will the infants of today experience when they reach adulthood? Will we be flying to work, holidaying on Mars, wearing super-sensory foil suits? Probably not, but we may well be desalinating huge quantities of sea water for drinking, eating more biologically enhanced super foods...

US Election: Brace Yourself

Thursday 27 Oct 2016

The US presidential election on 8 November 2016 matters to UK investors. It could have a significant impact on the value of stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Economic strength – as influenced by the president’s policies – will also drive interest rates in the US. They are, in turn, highly...

5 stocks Buffett would buy now

Thursday 20 Oct 2016

Investors aiming for big returns on the stock market can learn a lot from the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA:NYSE) business model built by legendary investor Warren Buffett. We’ve spotted several companies on the UK market that meet the criteria he desires in an investment. Read on and you’ll discover...

Dependable dividends

Thursday 13 Oct 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May has warned of ‘bumps in the road’ for the economy as she prepares to start the difficult journey for the UK leaving the European Union. As such, the Bank of England may need to cut interest rates to avert a downturn. That situation would be awful for savers who are...

Get more every year

Thursday 06 Oct 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy an investment trust or fund and see it deliver a consistent performance year in, year out? We’ve found a group of products that arguably have the hallmarks of being reliable or fairly consistent performers. There is no guarantee they will always deliver positive...