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Apple’s push into advertising poses challenges for Meta, Alphabet and Snap

Thursday 16 Jun 2022

A pple (APPL:NASDAQ) is reportedly developing its own advertising business which incorporates detailed user data, including the types of apps downloaded and news stories consumed, according to The Sunday Times . If successful, this could provide a lucrative new source of income for Apple and could...

Airline shares dive amid prospect of high compensation costs

Thursday 16 Jun 2022

The UK’s airline industry is bracing for a huge spike in passenger compensation payouts. Chaos at UK airports continues to see widespread flight cancellations as operators and transport hubs struggle to cope with surging demand as Covid restrictions are lifted. That casts a cloud over the sector’s...

Why shares in Primark parent Associated British Foods are languishing near five-year lows

Thursday 16 Jun 2022

A ssociated British Foods’ ( ABF ) third quarter trading update on 20 June will provide investors with a window into the fortunes of its budget clothing arm Primark and whether sales and profits have started to tail off. Shares in the FTSE 100 foods-to-fashion conglomerate were priced at £15.72 at...

How decades high US inflation and new ECB direction are leading to market turmoil

Thursday 16 Jun 2022

Economic data and central bank decisions are proving pivotal for markets and are setting the stage for a potentially difficult time for shares and bond investors alike over the rest of the summer. The ECB (European Central Bank) on 8 June signalled lift-off for higher interest rates at its July...

Is it finally time to take a proper look at the Chinese market?

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

After a fall of nearly 55% in the MSCI China Index between its peak in February 2021 and the middle of March this year, there are signs investors are starting to take an interest in the market again. While the short-term outlook for earnings growth is still fairly poor, ‘we believe the structural...

Tesla and Microsoft give investors fresh reasons to fret

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

Elon Musk has again thrust Tesla (TSLA:NASDAQ) into the headlines after knocking back earlier suggestions that the world’s leading electric car maker would be cutting staff numbers by 10%. Adding to growth investor jitters was a cut to fourth-quarter guidance by mega-cap software firm Microsoft (...

Why boot brand Dr. Martens is walking tall by delivering growth

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

Forecast-beating annual results (1 June) from iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens ( DOCS ) were delivered despite Covid-related supply issues and drove a rally in the stock as investors applauded progress in its higher margin direct to consumer business. Dr. Martens also pleased investors by...

Why the timing of Sandberg’s exit from Meta is terrible given severe challenges

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

On 1 June Sheryl Sandberg, Meta Platform’s (FB:NASDAQ) chief operating officer, trusted lieutenant and ‘the first real adult in the room at Facebook’, announced her departure from the business. Sandberg’s exit comes at a time when Facebook-owner Meta’s growth has slowed to single digits and risks...

What the latest FTSE reshuffle means for the UK's leading shares

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

British Gas owner Centrica ( CNA ) and student property company Unite ( UTG ) look set to be promoted into the FTSE 100 index following the latest quarterly reshuffle of the blue-chip index. The changes become effective on 20 June 2022. Firms only get promoted when their size places them inside the...

Find out why market experts think a summer rally could be on the cards

Wednesday 01 Jun 2022

Investors are buying stocks again prompting emerging hope of a summer rally off depressed valuations. The early part of last week saw $20.6 billion pour into equities with outflows from cash at $28.2 billion, according to Bank of America’s top strategist Michael Hartnett. That’s the biggest show of...

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