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Just what is an emerging market?

Thursday 26 Mar 2020

First used in the 1980s, the term ‘emerging markets’ refers to countries which are seen as being in the transition from a developing to a developed economy. Among the largest and most well-established are Brazil, Russia, India and China. The nature of the populations of emerging market countries or...

What is a reasonable return to expect from investing?

Thursday 26 Mar 2020

One of the main reasons why new investors tend to become despondent with the process is because they set unrealistic expectations for themselves. The inexperienced tend to believe that they can achieve returns far and above what is reasonable, or likely. Search around the internet and you’ll find...

Revealed: the directors buying shares amid the market carnage

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

Company directors should know the state of their business better than anyone, so the buying by directors in the wake of the market carnage has been notable. As stock markets plummet and investors panic, selling whatever they can left, right and centre, a rising number of company executives have...

The best ESG investments

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

The ESG (environmental, social and governance) theme is heavily in demand with investors looking for ways to profit from companies trying to make the world a better place. Unfortunately finding suitable investments isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Firstly, a lot of companies say they...

Many stocks now offer yields above 10%

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

Investors whose main aim is to generate a steady income from their portfolio in order to cover regular outgoings will be less than pleased at the Bank of England’s decision to cut base rates to 0.25% last week. While the cut is intended to help businesses manage the expected economic slowdown...

Market sell-off presents great opportunity to buy quality funds and stocks

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Given the scale of the global market sell-off, now could prove an opportune time to buy quality stocks or to invest in funds with a quality tilt. We cannot say for certain that they will be good investments in the short-term, yet we’re much more confident they will provide generous rewards in the...

Corporate debt crisis: The stocks you shouldn’t own

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus presents a big risk to corporate earnings if world trade is affected and companies’ supply chains are interrupted. While investors have begun to factor this risk into company valuations over the last month, when companies say they no longer have visibility over earnings it makes the job...

Market sell-off: assessing the damage and looking for bargains

Thursday 05 Mar 2020

WHAT’S IN THIS ARTICLE? We’ll run through the reasons why stocks have fallen, compare this sell-off to previous market corrections and consider why certain companies have been affected more than others. We will also look at the stocks that have risen in value during the market turmoil and finally...

Which ISA is right for you?

Thursday 27 Feb 2020

ISAs are one of the greatest inventions in the world of saving and investing. The ability to hold your money in a wrapper that is free of tax on capital gains and dividends is a wonderful thing and everyone should make the most of them each year. There are six types of ISAs which is arguably too...

Nifty 50: an anatomy of India’s flagship stock index

Thursday 27 Feb 2020

Launched in the mid-1990s by the National Stock Exchange of India, the Nifty 50 is one of two key benchmarks for Indian equities along with the Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex index. As its name suggests the Nifty includes 50 constituents, whereas the Sensex includes 30, and as such it covers a...

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