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Have investors lost their appetite for IPOs after Deliveroo?

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

Many UK retail investors have been left bruised by the disastrous stock market flotation of food-delivery app Deliveroo ( ROO ) , which has continued to fall in price since joining the market. Only time will tell if Deliveroo can deliver on heady expectations, but investors should resist any...

Leisure sector reopening: the stocks to buy and avoid

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

We’re getting a distinct feeling of déjà vu as the hospitality sector starts to reopen. Indeed, just 10 months ago we were doing more or less the same thing, although this time round the economy looks in much better shape and the rollout of vaccinations has given consumer confidence a shot in the...

Looking to boost a pension pot and buy a boat with house sale proceeds

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

This is the latest part in a regular series in which we will provide an investment clinic based on hypothetical scenarios. By doing so we aim to provide some insights which can help different types of investor from beginners all the way up to experienced market participants. Having sold her house...

Time to buy: 4 value stocks that won’t stay cheap for long

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

With ‘value’ investing still in the ascendancy in global markets, and with UK stocks still trading at a hefty discount to their international peers, we have screened the FTSE All-Share index for cheap stocks which we believe offer significant upside potential. As well as looking at straightforward...

Our simple, no stress ISA portfolio

Thursday 08 Apr 2021

The new tax year is now underway, which means you’re able to fill up your ISA again with another £20,000. For those just starting out who want to put their money to work in the markets but aren’t yet confident enough to pick their own stocks, we have come up with a portfolio of exchange-traded...

Trusts regularly raising cash to invest in assets can hamper returns

Thursday 08 Apr 2021

On the face of it, investment trusts and other vehicles which invest in long-term assets with long-term cash flows should be a sound investment, especially if there is an element of growth either in asset values or dividends. For example, renewable energy infrastructure projects – which are set to...

Our stock picks for 2021 are outpacing the market

Thursday 08 Apr 2021

At the end of a tumultuous first quarter for global markets our top picks for 2021 have handily outperformed the market, chalking up a 9.5% gain versus 6.3% from UK shares in general, as measured by the FTSE All-Share. Four of the 12 stocks have underperformed, having been victims of shifting...

Dual-class share structure may be an imperfect but necessary option

Thursday 08 Apr 2021

Food delivery platform Deliveroo ( ROO ) has put the backs up of a lot of investors, and not just because of its debut share price hammering that wiped £2 billion off its £7.6 billion starting valuation. The company’s decision to adopt a dual-class share structure was a controversial one, giving co...

Oxford Nanopore set for blockbuster IPO

Thursday 08 Apr 2021

Scientific technology firm Oxford Nanopore, which spun out of the University of Oxford in 2005, surprised the market with the recent announcement it is looking to float in London in the second half of 2021. The firm, which makes next generation DNA/RNA sequencing technology, says its aim is ‘to...

GameStop mania made me look at shares. How can I invest sensibly?

Thursday 01 Apr 2021

This is the latest part in a regular series in which we will provide an investment clinic based on hypothetical scenarios. By doing so we aim to provide some insights which can help different types of investor from beginners all the way up to experienced market participants. Having been drawn in by...

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