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Winners and losers among housebuilder, portal and estate agent shares as housing market is defrosted

Thursday 18 Jun 2020

The housing market is emerging from hibernation but as investors in directly related sectors like housebuilders and estate agents count the cost of lockdown they have seen a significant divergence in share price performance. There are a number of factors behind these disparities. A look at the...

Fighting climate change: the funds and companies with positive solutions

Thursday 18 Jun 2020

Global markets and investors have been held captive by the Covid-19 pandemic in recent months, and rightly so. But as the global conversation gradually moves on from saving lives to savings jobs and shoring up economies, climate change remains the elephant in the room. In April the UK economy...

Pandemic puts technology front and centre

Thursday 04 Jun 2020

Not everyone is a tech fan but if there is one silver lining to be drawn from the Covid-19 pandemic it may be a new appreciation of what technology can do for us. Where would we be without Zoom or Microsoft Teams to keep us in the work loop and let us safely stay in touch with family and friends...

Investing for retirement: four prime fund picks for your pension

Thursday 04 Jun 2020

The equity markets have just endured a difficult period but over the long term they remain an excellent vehicle for growing your cash and, in turn, helping to fund a comfortable retirement. In this article, and with the help of the head of active portfolios at AJ Bell Ryan Hughes, we have...

Companies that should gain market share post-crisis

Thursday 04 Jun 2020

The coronavirus will have a long-lasting impact on the economic landscape and alter the competitive positions across numerous industries. There will be a benefit for the strongest companies which will emerge stronger and with superior growth opportunities. Larger companies tend to be the ones that...

Clothing retail post-corona: smaller, faster, cheaper

Thursday 28 May 2020

Clothing retail is one of the most difficult businesses to get right at the best of times. Low profit margins, intense competition, changing consumer preferences, the weather and any number of smaller challenges can upset the plans of even the best operators. The coronavirus has had a devastating...

Rethink your property investments

Thursday 28 May 2020

The property sector is facing its biggest test since the 2016 Brexit vote, with the coronavirus pandemic leading to a new wave of property fund suspensions, dividends being cut and a collapse in valuations. People have been left to question if investing in commercial property is still a viable...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 28 May 2020

1. Along with other major economies in the world, India has taken bold steps to contain the spread of COVID-19. The differentiated restoration of some normalcy with specified conditions should help the economy to gradually restart. The government also announced a $22.6bn economic stimulus plan and...

The emerging markets technology story

Thursday 28 May 2020

While we often associate technological innovation with Silicon Valley in the US, emerging markets tech firms are starting to challenge their rivals in the West. According to the latest data, information technology is the second largest sector on the MSCI Emerging Markets index after financials,...

The full list of London-listed stocks maintaining dividends

Thursday 21 May 2020

Since the middle of March almost half of the companies in the FTSE 100 have suspended or cut altogether their final 2019 and full year 2020 dividends. So far just 26 companies in the FTSE have not changed their plans to pay dividends. The names are published in this article alongside all the...

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