magazine archive

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Covid-19 diagnostic firms have fallen too far given they still play a crucial role

Thursday 20 May 2021

The successful development of vaccines was a triumph for the world and was for the most part great news for equities too, however it negatively impacted sentiment for one particularly sub-set of the market. The initial excitement surrounding biotechnology companies involved in developing Covid-19...

Dialling down risk in your portfolio too soon could be a mistake

Thursday 13 May 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. John has just turned 50...

Everything you need to know about the state pension

Thursday 13 May 2021

Over the next eight months Shares will be publishing eight in-depth guides on topics you’ve asked our resident pensions agony uncle, Tom Selby, questions about. To kick off, Tom looks at the foundation most people’s retirement plans are built on – the state pension. WHAT IS THE UK STATE PENSION AGE...

Big dividends from small caps

Thursday 13 May 2021

The pandemic had a significant impact on the UK income space, with many companies forced to slash and cancel dividends to ensure they survived the crisis. It was the traditional large dividend paying sectors and companies that suffered some of the biggest cuts, with many larger companies using the...

How to generate £30,000 a year in retirement

Thursday 13 May 2021

For people approaching retirement it can be daunting to plan for a change of pace in lifestyle, while the financial side of things can even be more scary. It is, therefore, always worth getting some form of financial guidance or advice around such life-changing events. If you’re not sure, you...

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...