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Our top picks in the clothing retail sector

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

Clothing is one of life’s essential goods. We all regularly buy clothes and therefore one might assume it is a good place to invest. In reality, it is a highly competitive industry and historically there has been a wide gap between the best and worst performing shares in the sector. This Christmas...

Our top picks in the UK supermarket sector

Thursday 10 Oct 2019

While last year saw grocery spending lifted by high temperatures, World Cup fever and a Royal Wedding, the big supermarket chains haven’t had much to celebrate this year with consumer confidence wobbly due to continued Brexit uncertainty and tough comparisons with last year’s sales bonanza. Yet...

The ultimate guide to investing in the technology space: part 2

Thursday 16 May 2019

In part one, we talked about the attractive growth dynamics of investing in technology. In part two we now discuss some of options for investors wanting exposure to tech themes. Many investors already have exposure, even if they don’t know it. A US or UK tracker fund would both give you a slice of...

The ultimate guide to investing in the technology space: part 1

Thursday 09 May 2019

Modern history has seen a remarkable pace of change. Disruption is everywhere and changes to established industries, employment dynamics and how we all live are shaking to their foundations almost every aspect of life. From transport to energy, communications to healthcare, manufacturing,...

Chemicals sector remains attractive despite sell-off over past six months

Thursday 21 Mar 2019

The chemicals sector has historically been a very good place to invest with significant share price gains over the past decade and occasionally generous dividends. Unfortunately momentum has stalled in parts of the sector over the past six months amid concerns about a global economic slowdown and...

Can you make money from investing in pub companies?

Thursday 10 Jan 2019

Britain is a nation that loves a pint of beer or a glass of wine, yet younger generations aren’t as enamoured with alcohol. More under-65s were not drinking at all in 2017 compared to 2005 according to the Office for National Statistics. While this trend may be welcomed by the overburdened NHS, pub...

Recruit undervalued and high quality staffing firms to your portfolio

Thursday 25 Oct 2018

With unemployment in the UK and across many countries at historic lows and a shrinking working-age population, employers are increasingly having to turn to recruitment experts to solve their staffing needs. The global employment market is worth in the region of £450bn a year and is expected to grow...

Want to tap into a market worth $340bn a year?

Thursday 11 Oct 2018

Medical devices and healthcare equipment are vital to helping people live longer and healthier lives, and globally this market is worth an estimated $340bn every year according to leading operator Smith & Nephew ( SN. ) . As well as developing and manufacturing life-changing and enhancing...