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Danni Hewson

Why summer 2022 could be just the start of a painful period for travel stocks

Thursday 23 Jun 2022

The travel sector has a lot riding on the ‘Summer 2022’ season but it’s shaping up to be more of a damp squib than anything to write home about. With just weeks to go before the crucial school holiday season gets properly underway EasyJet ( EZJ ) has taken a red pen to its summer schedule, paring...

Why retail’s squeezed middle could really struggle in the months to come

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

The announcement that every household is to receive £400 off their energy bills in the autumn coupled with a comprehensive package of support for pensioners and those on benefits immediately resonated with investors and shares in retailers shot up. But the resurgence was short-lived, the consensus...

The best and worst US performers pre and post pandemic

Thursday 26 May 2022

It is already been quite a year for the S&P 500, almost six months into 2022 it is now teetering on the edge of a bear market and this month delivered it its worst day since the pandemic sell off. Investors have endured a bumpy ride, the days when making money seemed simple are gone, at least...

Can Ferrari’s former superstar drivers help Aston Martin turn the corner?

Thursday 12 May 2022

In the weeks before Aston Martin’s ( AML ) stock market listing four years ago Andy Palmer, who was CEO at the time, told investors the company didn’t make cars, it made dreams. Well, the dream has become something of nightmare with the value of shares down 93% since their peak in October 2018. The...

NFTs are all the rage but should investors bother with them?

Thursday 14 Apr 2022

If you had to search the internet for ‘non-fungible token’ or ‘NFT’ on the day Rishi Sunak announced he was asking the Royal Mint to create one, you’re probably not alone. While NFTs have a growing fanbase which resulted in $25 billion being spent on them by collectors and traders last year,...

Pubs and restaurants enjoy sales recovery but can it last?

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

I left it ridiculously late to book a restaurant for a Mother’s Day meal. Everywhere I tried couldn’t fit me in – decent weather meant one of the industry’s biggest money-making dates in the calendar should have been a good one for pubs and restaurants this year. Despite the well-documented...

Can Marks & Spencer keep its sparkle once turnaround CEO Steve Rowe steps down?

Thursday 17 Mar 2022

The trouble with fairy tales is they always come to an end; what investors can’t know is if Steve Rowe’s magic will last once the clock strikes midnight on the day of his departure. Marks & Spencer’s ( MKS ) outgoing CEO managed to deliver what many doubted was doable, he turned around the...

The companies chasing the electric vehicle opportunity

Thursday 03 Mar 2022

The boss of electric vehicle charging provider Pod Point ( PODP ) , Erik Fairbairn, recently told the Sunday Express he believed the switch to EVs (electric vehicles) would bring about the demise of the petrol station as we know it. It’s an interesting and not so far-fetched view of the future...

Subscription companies face new challenge post-pandemic

Thursday 17 Feb 2022

Paying a regular fee for a service is far from a new concept but over the last five years subscription services have mushroomed. Today you can sign up for pretty much everything from TV streaming to meal box deliveries, prescription refills, coffee bean fixes and gym classes. The pandemic became...

Still waiting for the big airline comeback

Thursday 03 Feb 2022

There’s little doubt that investors see 2022 as being the year that travel gets its mojo back, at least when it comes to Europe. While US airlines made decent headway in 2021 largely thanks to continued demand for domestic flights, European airlines have been hampered by complex travel restrictions...