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Why investors should still avoid THG after its 80% share price fall

Thursday 19 May 2022

Online retailer and logistics provider THG ( THG ) presents investors with a major conundrum at the moment. The shares currently trade at 114p compared with their post-IPO highs of 800p, while valuations vary from 110p to 700p depending on which analyst’s research you read. Most brokers have a ‘buy...

Time to buy bonds: reasons why they are not as boring as you think

Thursday 19 May 2022

We believe now is a good time to consider adding certain bonds to your portfolio. In this article we discuss the reasons why and reveal the best bond funds to buy. Bond markets have been through one of their most challenging times ever after the US Federal Reserve’s pivot towards raising rates...

Different ways to get technology exposure via low-cost tracker funds

Thursday 19 May 2022

What if global stock markets are close to bottoming? What if economies around the world largely avoid recession, with inflation becalmed without excessive tightening of monetary policy by central banks? If so, tech could come roaring back. A rose-tinted prospect perhaps, yet it is not inconceivable...

This might happen to bitcoin now interest rates are rising

Thursday 12 May 2022

In one corner there is the co-founder of PayPal (PYPL:NASDAQ) and secretive data analysis platform Palantir (PLTR:NYSE) . In the other, arguably the best investment double act ever. Peter Thiel and Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger respectively have been throwing cryptocurrency brickbats at each other...

Will stock markets recover soon? We examine what's gone wrong and what might come next

Thursday 12 May 2022

Many investors are frustrated that a lot of the stocks, funds and bonds in their portfolios have fallen in value this year. It’s been a chaotic time on the markets and negative events keep unfolding. Inflation is at levels not seen for decades, the first major European war of the 21st century has...

Three great stocks for sustainable income in an inflationary environment

Thursday 12 May 2022

Savers and investors searching for decent income have been starved over the last decade as central banks have engaged in quantitative easing which kept interest rates artificially low. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have changed the landscape dramatically. Interest rates are now on the rise...

Why AG Barr is the best UK soft drinks firm to own right now

Thursday 12 May 2022

The soft drinks sector has long been a fruitful place to make money. Some of the best-known brands are available to investors via shares in UK and overseas-listed companies. Once again, the soft drinks market is proving its resilience in volatile times, though the companies face headwinds in the...

Big tech earnings: the lowdown on Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft

Thursday 05 May 2022

Global investors had been hoping that big tech earnings would put the brakes on sliding stock markets, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Now we’ve heard from marquee companies such as Alphabet (GOOG:NASDAQ) , Amazon (AMZN:NASDAQ) , Apple (AAPL:NASDAQ) , Facebook-owner Meta Platforms (FB:...

Why now is a great time to look at ultra-cheap shares

Thursday 05 May 2022

In this article we take a dive into the lowly valued part of the UK stock market to see if we can find some hidden gems. Specifically, we are looking for shares trading on less than eight times forecast earnings. It is sometimes said ‘one man’s meat is another man’s poison’ or ‘one man’s rubbish is...

The CEOs making investors rich: The FTSE 100 bosses behind the biggest returns

Thursday 05 May 2022

Every chief executive talks about creating shareholder value, but which ones walk the walk? While the investment trust industry can count on 27 managers with at least 20 years under their belt at the same firm, there are very few FTSE 100 chief executives with that kind of track record. The most...

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