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Big turning point for WH Smith as it reignites growth plan

Thursday 06 May 2021

Among the consumer-facing businesses affected by the pandemic, few have been as challenged as WH Smith ( SMWH ) . For years, the bastion of the UK high street had pursued a successful strategy built on one thing: travel. By securing sites in train stations and airports across the globe, WH Smith...

There is more to come from Japan despite a big rally

Thursday 06 May 2021

Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock market index achieved a huge landmark in early 2021 as it returned to levels not seen in three decades. Japanese stocks have joined the global market recovery rally, rising 76% from March 2020’s 16,552.83 point Covid-inflicted trough to trade at 29,053.97. This move has...

Full speed ahead: Stocks and funds to play the electric vehicle revolution

Thursday 06 May 2021

Very little in the investment world has captured the imagination quite like the exponential growth potential of electric vehicles. From car makers and battery firms to chemicals companies and miners, and even energy storage firms, seemingly everyone in the financial world is trying to find a way to...

Indian stocks push ahead on recovery hopes despite Covid crisis

Thursday 06 May 2021

A fresh wave of Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on India, with the country’s health system overwhelmed amid the worst second wave seen anywhere in the world during the pandemic. Despite this tragic and apparently worsening situation Indian stocks have recently resumed an upward path after a...

Ongoing uncertainty for commercial property stocks

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

As restrictions are eased attention will turn from a return to shops and pubs to the somewhat more humdrum reality of getting back to the office. Working from home has been one of the big themes of the Covid-19 – for office workers at least – and there is still a debate about the lasting impact of...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

1. Chinese internet stocks have struggled in recent weeks amid tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher US Treasury yields and block trades linked to a troubled hedge fund. China’s increased emphasis on fair competition, consumer protection and data security within the internet industry has been a chief...

Understanding China’s dominant but under pressure internet stars

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

After a strong start to 2021 Chinese internet businesses including Alibaba and Tencent saw their share prices come under mounting duress on a mix of heightened regulation and dampened sentiment towards the wider technology sector. Alibaba has been hit by a $2.8 billion anti-trust fine amid...

Help, I want to start saving for the future

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

This is the latest part in a regular series in which we will provide an investment clinic based on hypothetical scenarios. By doing so we aim to provide some insights which can help different types of investor from beginners all the way up to experienced market participants. Charlotte is 40 and...

Rising prices: The investments to benefit from a higher cost of living

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

Investors spent 2020 worrying about Covid-19 but as vaccines rollout and economies begin to gradually reopen, equity markets are getting increasingly jumpy about a new threat - inflation. Investors should not treat these warnings lightly. The most obvious response to rising inflation for central...

Why value shares win when interest rates rise

Thursday 29 Apr 2021

Since the first successful vaccines were announced in November 2020 value shares have made a huge comeback after many years in the wilderness. You may have wondered why value shares have continued to perform well this year on expectations of rising interest rates. In this article we explain how...

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