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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...

Shares’ top picks for 2021: still outperforming after 6 months

Thursday 01 Jul 2021

Every December Shares selects a group of stocks to own for the year ahead. The selection for 2021 have performed well with an average share price gain of 15.2% over the past six months compared with a return of 11.9% for the FTSE-All Share index. Although the list isn’t intended to be a portfolio,...

Andy Bell: my role in shaping the pension rules

Thursday 01 Jul 2021

Self-invested personal pensions or SIPPs have become the retirement savings product of choice for investors wanting pensions that offer transparency, control, choice and competitive pricing. key reasons to have a sipp – Tax relief on contributions at your marginal rate of tax – Investments grow...

Harder times for miners? Why you need to get smart with commodity exposure

Thursday 24 Jun 2021

Commodities have enjoyed a surge in the first half of 2021 as the global economic recovery gathers pace and the outlook for demand gets stronger and stronger. Copper and iron ore have been two of the standout stars, their prices rising sharply over the past year as the rollout of coronavirus...

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