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Commercial property is looking interesting again

Thursday 15 Jul 2021

The gradual reopening of the UK economy has been matched in the property investment space by a similarly gradual reopening of open-ended real estate funds. This follows a long period when trading in numerous property funds was suspended due to the difficulty of valuing their holdings in the...

Stocks making highs and lows and how investors can use this information

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

Keeping a regular watch on stocks with positive and negative share price momentum is a useful exercise as it tells us which areas of the market are hot or not. Investors who follow a pure momentum strategy like to buy stocks that keep a hitting a new 12-month high in the belief the share price is...

Tesla: Great investment or waste of time?

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

Is there a more Marmite stock than Tesla? It commands the attention of investors like almost no other company on the market. It ranks in the top 10 of the S&P 500’s 30 and 90-day average volume leaders, is the world’s most valuable car maker, and you can barely search the internet without...

Governments near agreement on global corporate tax ‘alignment’

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

One hundred and thirty countries and jurisdictions have joined together to ratify a two-stage plan to reform international tax rules, curtailing tax avoidance by large multinational companies and giving smaller countries more tax revenues from overseas firms. According to the OECD, the current...

The winning and losing investments so far in 2021

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

We’re now halfway through the year, and it’s been a good six months for stock market investors, with the FTSE 100 returning 11% and the S&P 500 returning 14% in pounds and pence. But the real standout performer has been the UK Smaller Companies market, which has returned around 20% in the past...

Why Tesla is a bad investment

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

There is no question electric vehicles will play a key role in the future of urban transport and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Under the International Energy Agency’s Sustainable Development Scenario, there could be 230 million vehicles on the road by 2030 compared with just 10 million last...

Why Tesla is a good investment

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

Tesla’s 6% stock slide so far in 2021 draws a sharp contrast with the firm’s incredible 2020. Yes, the pandemic early last year took its toll, nearly halving the share price from $160 to about $85 during the teeth of the sell-off, yet what came next almost beggars-belief. From those lowly levels...

Stiff competition stymies Liontrust ESG investment trust launch

Thursday 08 Jul 2021

It comes as quite a shock that Liontrust Asset Management ( LIO ) has scrapped plans to launch an ESG (environmental, social and governance) investment trust. It might have been more understandable if Liontrust was a newbie to the world of sustainable investing, but it has built a rich pedigree in...

Studio Retail: selling down by a big shareholder could be positive

Thursday 01 Jul 2021

When a heavyweight investor takes a significant stake in a business, many companies talk up that strategic investment. This is often the case in mining, where junior companies shout from the hill tops when one of the sector’s big players pop up on their share register. If anything, online value...

Quality stocks to beat inflation

Thursday 01 Jul 2021

As the world economy starts to get back to something approaching normal, and with supply chains struggling to keep pace, inflation has once again reared its head. From the UK to Europe, the US and China, consumer and producer prices are rising at a faster pace than politicians and central bankers...

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