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A simple way to invest: 3 low-cost funds to grow your wealth

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Do you want to start investing in an ISA without the hassle of researching lots of stocks? Exchange-traded funds (known as ETFs for short, or sometimes tracker funds) could be the solution as they are a low-cost and simple way to create a diversified portfolio. In this article we talk about the...

UK stocks helping individuals with mental health issues

Thursday 21 Oct 2021

Mental ill health has been moving up the agenda for some time, and now represents the most common medical complaint for UK adults according to a study by not-for-profit healthcare firm Benenden Health. Illnesses related to mental health including depression and anxiety were the most commonly...

Three reasons the Chinese sell-off could be reversed

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

The sell-off in China looks to have gone too far. The MSCI China index has declined by 20% over the last three months. Investor sentiment in the region has been undermined by a wave of policy tightening and stringent regulation targeting sectors from property to technology. These fears have been...

Tesco plots new course to maximise earnings and shareholder returns

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

On 6 October supermarket Tesco ( TSCO ) surprised the market with better than expected first half results, an increase in full year profit guidance and its first share buyback. Alongside these milestones were the outlines of a new strategy which the group hopes will not just see it maintain its...

Netflix: Tune in or switch off?

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

Some share prices can seem immune from market turbulence, as has been the case for Netflix recently. While major indices like the FTSE 100, S&P 500, Nasdaq, Eurostoxx 50 and Hang Seng have struggled since the start of September, the streaming TV and movies giant has defied gravity. Over the...

Next’s Total Platform could prove a game-changer

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

A good deal of the excitement surrounding e-commerce play The Hut Group, aka THG ( THG ) , is linked to its Ingenuity logistics and technology platform. This is an end-to-end solution offered to third parties in the same way Ocado’s ( OCDO ) online groceries platform is sold to global supermarkets...

7% motor racing bond issue could spark investor interest

Thursday 07 Oct 2021

Investors looking for a better yield than cash and the UK equity market in general might be interested in a new retail bond launching in November with a 7% coupon, paid semi-annually. The bond will be issued by AMR GP Finance, a private company linked to the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 racing team...

Energy winners: the companies to back as oil and gas prices soar

Thursday 07 Oct 2021

Soaring energy prices and fuel shortages are leading to punch ups at the pumps and spiralling bills for consumers and businesses. However, the current turmoil is not bad news for everyone. The oil and gas sector, which has been a strong performer so far in 2021, is gathering even greater momentum...

Why are bond yields rising and what does it mean for stocks?

Thursday 07 Oct 2021

For global investors who want to spread their risk by allocating money across different asset classes, the US 10-year Treasury bond is pretty much the first thing they buy. To all intents and purposes, the yield on the 10-year T-bill, as it’s known, is the world’s risk-free rate, against which all...

Change is coming: The big stocks being targeted by activists

Thursday 30 Sep 2021

The old adage is that you should never let a good crisis go to waste and this mantra seems to be being taken seriously by activist investors as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic. Several big UK companies have activists either circling them or they are already on the shareholder register...

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