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Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 27 Feb 2020

1 – The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in China , which has spread across Asia and other parts of the world, has had a negative impact on sentiment in the short term. Business activity and consumption in China have been significantly impacted as people curtail their movements as a...

Reinventing BP: is the FTSE 100 giant going to turn its back on oil and gas?

Thursday 20 Feb 2020

Oil major BP ( BP. ) is the fourth largest company on the FTSE 100, representing 5% of the total market cap of the index. According to Link Market Services, BP and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSB ) combined paid 20% of all dividends served up by UK-listed firms over the last decade. It is unsurprisingly a...

You don’t need a lot of money to start investing

Thursday 13 Feb 2020

Getting started with investing can seem quite daunting with the perception being that thousands of pounds are needed before you can kick off. In reality, that’s not the case at all and technically you could start by buying a share in a company for 1p for example, although this would not be...

Our six best small cap ideas

Thursday 06 Feb 2020

Small caps could be a great place to invest in 2020 as there are some attractively-priced gems flying under the radar of many investors. It is important to stress that small caps aren’t for everyone as they can be much higher risk investments compared to larger companies. However, for those...

It’s Brexit time: experts say UK stocks could soar

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

The general election result has removed one of the major hurdles to investing in UK stocks, namely political uncertainty. Brexit is the next big hurdle and it may not be as bad for UK stocks as investors might think, according to numerous fund managers interviewed by Shares . Despite the UK having...

Kuwait poised to follow Saudi Arabia to emerging market status

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

Kuwait is creeping closer to its elevation to emerging market status as the standing of Middle East equities in global market terms improves. The experience of Saudi Arabia, after making the leap in 2019, shows the benefit of being promoted from a frontier to an emerging market. Kuwait is on track...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

1. Optimism surrounding the government’s economic agenda has resulted in a more favorable investment climate in Brazil . The Brazilian market outperformed its emerging market (EM) counterparts with a 14% gain over the fourth quarter of 2019 and 27% increase for the year, both in US dollar terms...

Don’t expect the gold price to keep soaring in 2020

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

Cash is trash, hold gold’ was one of the prevailing sentiments from last week’s World Economic Forum. Echoed by several big money managers, billionaire investor Ray Dalio suggested investors should allocate at least 5% of their portfolios to gold and perhaps as much as 10%. For those looking to get...

Time to sell oil?

Thursday 23 Jan 2020

The oil and gas industry contributes to 42% of global emissions according to global consulting firm McKinsey. It is little wonder that the sector has found itself in the crosshairs of environmental campaigners and a growing portion of the investment community is turning away from fossil fuel-based...

Vegan boom: 4 stocks with the recipe for success

Thursday 16 Jan 2020

Although vegan diets have existed for thousands of years, practiced by many societies for religious and health reasons, veganism is now one of the fastest growing trends in the food industry. Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are taking part in this month’s ‘Veganuary’ challenge in a bid to...