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Buy into Bill Ackman’s stock picking expertise

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

Investment company Pershing Square Holding’s ( PSH ) shares continue to trade at a steep discount to NAV (net asset value). This discount stands at 29.73% at last count according to the AIC (Association of Investment Companies), one that perhaps reflects the hedge fund’s high fees and complexity...

The winners and losers from Google’s new privacy initiative

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

In a recent blog post (16 Feb) Alphabet-owner Google dropped a bombshell for the online advertising eco-system. It revealed a new policy that will prevent advertisers tracking users’ activities, using apps on Android phones. The decision mirrors that taken last year by Apple, that enabled users to...

Explaining duration and why it matters for bonds and stocks

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

Bonds and interest rates have captured a lot of investor attention in recent weeks following the central banks move to put the brakes on inflation by raising interest rates. Many investors, whether they are close to or in retirement rely on bonds to provide a stable income while others expect them...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

1. South Korean automotive manufacturer signalled that it expected the global automotive chip shortage to ease by the second quarter of 2022. The spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant has impacted the supply of automotive semiconductors, particularly from Southeast Asia, where Malaysia is the...

A breakdown of Latin American emerging economies

Thursday 24 Feb 2022

Latin America has five emerging market economies as classified by index provider MSCI. They are Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The largest by some distance is Brazil. In the MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America index the country has a weighting of more than 60%, Mexico is a distant second...

Taste test: is Coke or Pepsi best for your share portfolio?

Thursday 17 Feb 2022

Is Coke or Pepsi the better investment? It’s question that investors have grappled with for decades. Celebrity icons like Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince may have been replaced the likes of David Beckham, Cardi B and Will.i.am but investors will trade cool for cash all day long. The Coca-Cola...

Retail sector winners and losers amid cost of living crisis

Thursday 17 Feb 2022

Already contending with red hot inflation, consumer-facing businesses are about to be severely buffeted by headwinds from another tick up in energy prices, higher National Insurance tax and rising interest rates putting pressure on family finances. Consumers may pull in their purse strings with...

Small caps, big ambitions: 5 AIM stocks to buy now

Thursday 17 Feb 2022

There are many interesting businesses on the AIM market which fly under the radar as they do not get the same attention as their counterparts on the Main Market. Research coverage by analysts is thin, AIM stocks aren’t discussed much in the media, and only fund managers with a mandate to look at...

Nick Train event highlights the benefits of attending AGMs

Thursday 17 Feb 2022

For most companies on the UK stock market, annual shareholder meetings are not the big glamourous affairs one might assume them to be. Over the years, giants like BP ( BP. ) might have packed out a conference centre, but for most companies these AGM events are sparsely attended. Shares has heard...

How to use a SIPP alongside a workplace pension

Thursday 10 Feb 2022

Most people now contribute to a workplace pension unless they have opted out, are under the age of 22, earn less than £10,000 or are self-employed. Putting a bit of your salary into this retirement fund each month alongside money from your employer and tax relief from the government is a great way...

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