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Stocks and funds which could power up on nuclear's glowing prospects

Thursday 14 Apr 2022

One of the biggest takeaways from the UK’s new ‘Energy Security Strategy’ announced on 7 April was that nuclear power would be a crucial part of the Government’s plan for secure and sustainable energy. The issue has become particularly pressing amid surging energy costs and the impact of Russia’s...

Why there is more to come from AstraZeneca as its shares hit a new record high

Thursday 14 Apr 2022

Shares in pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca ( AZN ) are trading at a record high and it is battling Shell ( SHEL ) to be the largest company by value on the UK stock market. There are plenty of reasons to expect shareholders to receive further rewards in time, given a packed schedule of new...

Make your money work harder: invest your cash to stop it being eaten away by inflation

Thursday 14 Apr 2022

We all like to have some cash put aside for a rainy day, but if you have more than you reasonably need to meet most contingencies you really need to think about investing the surplus. With inflation running high you need to get more from your money than simply leaving it sitting in cash. Inflation...

This is why shares in ITV have been a bad investment for years

Thursday 14 Apr 2022

Being a shareholder in media group ITV ( ITV ) has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Between 1991 and 2000 the shares enjoyed a stellar run, moving from circa 27p to nearly 10 times higher at 269p. They subsequently fell back a lot, bumbled along and then fell some more. It wasn’t until after...

European shares tend to do well when the US raises interest rates... not this time?

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

History suggests European stocks can do well when the US goes through a cycle of raising interest rates, such as we are seeing now. Analysis by Goldman Sachs finds the MSCI Europe share index achieved a 16% annualised return during such periods. On this basis you might think Europe is a great place...

Why Trainline still faces a big test despite ticket commission win

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

Rail ticket site Trainline ( TRN ) may have cleared a significant hurdle on 31 March with the news that it may only see a modest cut to the commission it derives from ticket sales but there is still one big unknown coming down the track which could knock it off course. Its shares jumped nearly 25%...

Our 2022 stock portfolio rises against a volatile market backdrop

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

Despite the best efforts of quite a few holdings, our ‘stocks for 2022’ portfolio is lagging the FTSE All-Share index since being launched in late December 2021. We’re up 2.4% versus a 3.2% gain from the benchmark. Nevertheless, to be in positive territory is a good achievement given how volatile...

ESG investing faces a watershed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

Given how widely telegraphed the build-up to war was, it seems unthinkable that politicians and businesses were unaware of the risk that Russia might actually invade Ukraine. With the invasion now a terrible reality, they are all rushing to reappraise their attitudes and exposure to Russia...

Invest with confidence - four funds which make a perfect portfolio

Thursday 07 Apr 2022

There are lots of great actively managed funds for investors to choose from but even the best fund managers in the business fail to outperform the market each and every year. In fact, recent history has taught us that the fortunes of even the most revered professional stock pickers can suffer...

Make the most of your ISA allowance: three stocks to buy now

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

By Daniel Coatsworth, Mark Gardner, Ian Conway and James Crux It’s your final chance to make the most of the £20,000 ISA allowance for the 2021/22 tax year and we’ve got three quality investment ideas for those seeking last minute inspiration. The beauty of ISAs is you don’t pay any tax on capital...

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