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Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 27 May 2021

1. Although environmental, social and governance best practices in China have been improving, China generally lags developed markets in this area. Chinese companies operate according to local norms and requirements from local regulators, but we have found many are doing more than what is required...

Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum four months on: has anything changed?

Thursday 27 May 2021

The hype around the wild swings in the shares of US video game retailer GameStop earlier this year threw a spotlight on the world of investing and raised the profile of social media network Reddit as a community to talk stocks. It shone a spotlight on hedge funds and how they operate. It also led...

Reopening rally: is there more to go?

Thursday 27 May 2021

The opening of indoor hospitality on 17 May was the penultimate step on the Government’s roadmap towards the complete removal of restrictions on 21 June, notwithstanding the threat of new variants. The UK’s successful vaccination programme and falling hospitalisations over recent months has spurred...

Discover the largest emerging market companies

Thursday 27 May 2021

Emerging markets companies are no longer provincial, purely domestic-facing businesses. Increasingly they are global leaders with significant technological expertise. Comparing the MSCI Emerging Markets index with the developed markets equivalent, a respectable three of the top 10 would make the...

The case for and against share buybacks

Thursday 20 May 2021

UK companies are setting the scene to repurchase more than £8 billion of their own shares this year. Barely a year after the outbreak of Covid-19 led to a huge move by companies to protect their balance sheets and conserve cash, share buybacks are again all the rage. Since the start of May consumer...

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...

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