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Surviving the market sell-off

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

It has been a tricky start to the year for investors. Some popular stocks and funds have fallen by more than 20% in less than a month, leaving portfolios battered and bruised. At the time of writing (25 Jan), the technology-rich Nasdaq index in the US was down 12.5% so far in 2022. This compares...

The reasons behind Microsoft's $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard gamble

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

Microsoft has never been afraid to take risks with big acquisitions. Past deals for Skype ($8.5 billion), Nuance ($19.6 billion) and LinkedIn ($26.2 billion), in internet communications, transcription software and professionals networks respectively, prove that. But investors can expect the...

BRIC power rankings over the last decade

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

A grouping and term first employed in the early noughties but less widely used today, the so-called BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – nonetheless remain comfortably in the ranks of the largest developing countries by GDP and dominate emerging markets indices. Because emerging...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 27 Jan 2022

1 . We believe China’s market valuations appear to be near a floor and could be well-supported from here. We expect China to maintain its zero-Covid-19 stance well into the year to safeguard the success of the Winter Olympics and the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress. International...

Discover the cheap AIM stocks offering sustainable growth

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

AIM probably isn’t the first place investors would look for stocks offering growth at a reasonable price, given it is home to many pre-profit companies where most of the valuation depends on cash flows which will take many years to materialise. Yet it is also home to plenty of established, durable...

Cheap US stocks: How to find them and six to buy now

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

Last year was another good period for US stock markets, leading to decent returns and making the region a must-have for investors around the world. A lot has been said about valuations being rich for US stocks following years of strong returns and that may be true in parts of the market. Yet often...

Discover the FTSE 350 growth stocks trading at a discount to the market

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

Although many developed markets have hit a new all-time high in recent months, the FTSE 350 index of UK stocks still trades below the highs achieved in the middle of 2018. There are plenty of cheap shares on offer in this index. In this article we uncover stocks expected to consistently grow...

Why bitcoin’s future hangs in the balance

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

It’s been a painful couple of months for bitcoin investors. The price has fallen from over $65,000 at the beginning of November to around $43,000 at the time of writing. Despite a poor end to the year, bitcoin investors still made a 61% return in 2021. That’s relatively lacklustre by the...

New listing ADF brings touch of Hollywood glamour to the market

Thursday 13 Jan 2022

The first new company to list on the junior market this year is also one of the most colourful. Facilities by ADF ( ADF:AIM ) , which raised £18.4 million last week valuing the firm at £38 million, services the multi-billion pound UK film and television industry. Established in the early 1990s, the...

Three ways to beat the professionals

Thursday 13 Jan 2022

Do it yourself investors are taking on the professionals in record numbers and many are beating fund manager professionals. The number of people investing their own money has boomed during the pandemic thanks to low-cost platforms giving people easy and cheap access to the stock market. In 2021,...

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