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Avoid the ESG fakers: how to spot the best responsible investments

Thursday 01 Apr 2021

If the 2010s represented the temperamental teenage years of sustainable and ethical investing, 2020 marked its ‘rite of passage’ to adulthood. During the first quarter of 2020, even as markets around the world nosedived and global fund outflows hit $385 billion, sustainable funds saw net inflows of...

Beyond China: making money from emerging markets

Thursday 04 Mar 2021

In 2021, as we move into the recovery phase of the coronavirus crisis, emerging markets are rebounding sharply. In this article we explore why you should consider investing in this space and the case for looking at some of the less well-explored options alongside the dominant Chinese market. 2020...

True tech growth stocks

Thursday 25 Feb 2021

When Moonpig ( MOON ) listed on the London stock market earlier this month it used a plethora of buzzwords to describe itself. It called itself a ‘platform’, talked about its ‘proprietary technology and apps’ and said it leaned heavily on ‘data science’. This may seem curious for a business that...

Brexit deal and vaccines: Why UK stocks can break free from lockdown shackles

Thursday 14 Jan 2021

We are championing UK stocks despite the introduction of the latest lockdown measures. For more than four years London-listed shares have trailed in the wake of nearly all other major global markets, but the early Christmas present of a Brexit deal should end much of the uncertainty which led to...

Top stocks for 2021

Wednesday 23 Dec 2020

Alibaba China offers huge growth potential in 2021 and beyond and Alibaba (BABA:NYSE) is arguably the best way to play this theme. The country’s answer to Amazon, Alibaba owns the largest online marketplaces in China while Alibaba Cloud is the region’s leading cloud platform. The company went...

The race to recovery

Thursday 23 Apr 2020

The market has come storming back since it bottomed out on 23 March from a coronavirus-inspired plunge. As we write the FTSE 100 is above the 5,700 mark and some 16% off its lows. Suggestions that some countries are past the peak of infections, a cautious reopening of the Chinese economy and...

Cut price stocks and funds for your ISA

Thursday 26 Mar 2020

Investing is about putting your money to work in the markets over a long period. So while markets are presently experiencing large share price movements up and down, it is important to look beyond the current volatility and continue to feed money into your investment account. As well as remaining...

10 winning stocks for 2020

Thursday 19 Dec 2019

Begbies Traynor ( BEG:AIM ) Insolvency specialist and property services company Begbies Traynor ( BEG:AIM ) derives two thirds of its revenue from activities which are counter-cyclical, which means that in any future slowdown or even recession the business will see rising demand for its insolvency...

6 of the best income funds

Thursday 28 Nov 2019

The recent fiasco surrounding Neil Woodford’s Equity Income fund will have left many people burnt by the experience and unsure of how to get a decent income on their money. However, cases like Woodford are actually very unusual and there are excellent funds and investment trusts with track records...

Prime property picks: the best opportunities among real estate shares

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

The idea of investing in UK property might make you fearful given political instability created by the upcoming general election and ongoing Brexit saga. But there is genuine merit in having exposure to UK property as part of a diversified portfolio given its enduring income appeal. We believe this...

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