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Is value investing back from the dead?

Thursday 14 Nov 2019

The basic principle of value investing is buying stocks on low valuations and waiting for them to re-rate. Warren Buffett calls it buying a dollar of earnings for 50 cents, or in the case of UK stocks buying £1 of assets for 50p. In theory this makes a lot of sense; in practice, it’s far from...

General election: what the big vote means for your money

Thursday 07 Nov 2019

Just as it looked like a short-term resolution to the Brexit saga was in sight, with a deal agreed with the EU and subsequently gaining early stage approval from MPs, a refusal by the same MPs to go along with Boris Johnson’s timetable led him to put the legislation on pause and push for a general...

Bouncing back

Thursday 31 Oct 2019

Would you like to know which areas of the UK stock market held up best during past sell-offs and which performed the best once the market bottomed. Shares has got you covered. Rather than going back to the tech bubble of the early noughties and the global financial crisis, which are already well-...

The £5,000 challenge

Thursday 24 Oct 2019

Are you ready to take on the £5,000 challenge? It’s an annoying admin task that most feel like isn’t worth the hassle of dealing with, but cutting the cost of your monthly bills can lead to a tidy pot saved – and an even bigger pot if you invest these savings prudently in the markets. The...

How to invest your PPI windfall

Thursday 17 Oct 2019

The deadline for payment protection insurance (PPI) claims may have just passed but judging by the new provisions revealed by the high street banks many of us waited until near the August deadline before applying for compensation. With the average compensation payment standing at £1,700 according...

Why bonds have been #1 this year

Thursday 10 Oct 2019

Investors have piled into bonds in 2019 at the expense of equities, with more than £8bn inflows into UK bond funds and over £4bn flowing out of equity funds in the first eight months of the year according to the Investment Association. Data from the US show similar patterns. This might be caused by...

Strap in for the car sector recovery

Thursday 03 Oct 2019

Britain’s automotive industry has stalled as low global demand and weak domestic consumer confidence weigh on sales, profits and sentiment. Disruption is impacting the global car industry and many of the businesses whose fortunes are tied to the automotive sector are in for a very bumpy ride. Yet...

Investing under the cloud of Brexit

Thursday 26 Sep 2019

With just over a month to go until the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union and, just like everyone else, investors are none the wiser on whether we face further Brexit delay, no deal or a negotiated exit. Which of these three potential outcomes comes to pass is likely to be determined...

FTSE 350 winners: 20 years of great returns

Thursday 19 Sep 2019

Anniversaries are often a time to pause and reflect and as this publication enters its third decade we felt it would be an excellent excuse to take a look back at the best performing UK stocks from the last 20 years of our existence. The table below shows the top 10 performers which are currently...

British stocks ripe for a foreign takeover

Thursday 12 Sep 2019

Last year was a vintage one for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with deals totalling more than $4trn, the highest figure since 2007 and the onset of the global financial crisis. This year is shaping up to also be a historic period for takeovers and we believe UK-listed companies are prime...