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Third fund on its way from Fundsmith?

Thursday 21 Sep 2017

Fundsmith is rumoured to be launching its third fund according to reports in the investment trade press. Citywire claims the product will be called Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund and may target companies with a positive influence on the environment and society. The name was incorporated as an...

Bitcoin crashes, then rallies... just avoid completely

Thursday 21 Sep 2017

Bitcoin prices continue to move wildly. Having lost more than 35% of its value last week, the cryptocurrency swung from a 7% drop to a 5% gain in less than an hour on 15 September. A crackdown by Chinese authorities on cryptocurrency exchanges was blamed for the earlier slump. BTC China, one of the...

Warpaint’s eye-catching upside

Thursday 21 Sep 2017

A share price decline at lipstick, eyeliner and face creams seller Warpaint London ( W7L:AIM ) to 167.5p means there’s 79% upside towards Stockdale’s conservative 300p price target. Investors took fright on news (14 Sep) the cosmetics merchandiser’s sales will be more second half weighted than...

SuperGroup founders to reward staff if shares rise

Thursday 14 Sep 2017

Employees of SuperGroup (SGP ) will share a potentially large pot of money donated by the company’s founders if the clothing retailer’s share price trades above £18 between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2020. The shares currently trade at £15.66. Julian Dunkerton and James Holder will transfer...

Will tax payer spend £100bn on water?

Thursday 14 Sep 2017

Analysts at Macquarie are sceptical over future government plans to renationalise key utility assets, including energy and water. They estimate a prohibitive £100bn bill for the UK tax payer to take ownership of the nation’s water reservoirs and supply networks. While the current Conservative...

SSE’s £324.5m cash saving trick

Thursday 14 Sep 2017

Investors buy utility stocks largely for their reliable and hefty dividends. Compounding, where investors reinvest their income back into new shares, has significant potential for value creation. Energy big six supplier SSE ( SSE ) operates a scrip dividend scheme and is reaping the rewards, saving...

Best & Worst Performing UK Stocks

Thursday 07 Sep 2017

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Numis takes top spot in stockbroker table

Thursday 07 Sep 2017

Numis Securities ( NUM:AIM ) has replaced JP Morgan Cazenove as the most popular City stockbroker by notching up 195 clients, according to Adviser Rankings. Numis has added five new clients to its roster in the current quarter, whereas JP Morgan Cazenove has dropped four since May, when it had 193...

Gasoline prices surge after Hurricane Harvey

Thursday 07 Sep 2017

The price US motorists pay at the pump crept above $2 for the first time since mid-2015 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The massive storm led to the shut down of several large refineries on the Gulf Coast. UK road users are also expected to feel some impact with the RAC warning of a 4p increase...

Consumer confidence rise: a dead-cat bounce?

Thursday 07 Sep 2017

GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index rose two points to -10 in August, rebounding from a score of -12 reported in July that matched 2016’s post-Brexit low; the index measuring changes in ‘personal financial situation over the last 12 months’ registered the biggest rise. Joe Staton, Head of...

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