Equities

Guides and tips for successful share dealing

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The case for emerging market equities

The case for emerging market equities

Magazine | 28 Jul 2014

Few asset classes produce as wide a range of opinions as emerging market equities. Most agree that at least some of the countries which fall into that category will grow significantly in the coming years, but views vary on how to access that growth.

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How to find cheap stocks in a bull market

How to find cheap stocks in a bull market

Magazine | 30 Apr 2014

With equity markets pumped up by a ready supply of money from central banks, do value investing strategies still work? We talk to the best value-oriented managers to find out.

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BRICs versus MINTs: which economies offer most promise to investors?

BRICs versus MINTs: which economies offer most promise to investors?

Magazine | 3 Mar 2014

Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – the MINT countries – have replaced the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as the ones to watch, according to analyst Jim O'Neill. But should we believe him?

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Sin stocks: are they worth the guilty conscience?

Sin stocks: are they worth the guilty conscience?

Magazine | 3 Feb 2014

We discuss the moral and financial arguments for investing in companies that sell tobacco, alcohol and weapons, as well as casting an ethical eye over the oil majors.

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The best UK shares and funds for a stable, growing income

The best UK shares and funds for a stable, growing income

Magazine | 17 Dec 2013

In this two-part feature, we look at UK shares and equity income funds that have a track record of delivering income growth above inflation.

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How to identify growth stocks

How to identify growth stocks

Magazine | 27 Aug 2013

Going for growth needn't be a high-risk investment strategy, provided you choose companies with sound prospects.

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Using Benjamin Graham's rules to make money today

Using Benjamin Graham's rules to make money today

Magazine | 25 Jul 2013

Known as the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham believed that the man in the street could beat the professionals at stockpicking by following some surprisingly simple rules. But do his ideas still work today?

Investing in options versus investing in shares

Investing in options versus investing in shares

Guides | 23 Jul 2013

When investing in the stock market, one alternative to buying shares direct is to invest in US-style (or 'vanilla') stock options. In this article we look at the difference between the two.

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Your share of the world: how to trade overseas stocks

Your share of the world: how to trade overseas stocks

Magazine | 29 Apr 2013

What Investment sets out how investors can buy into the opportunities only available from overseas equities.

Valuation metrics explained

Valuation metrics explained

Guides | 22 Feb 2013

If you want to know your P/E ratio from your dividend cover, this is the place to start.

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Set to soar: the UK's most underappreciated companies

Set to soar: the UK's most underappreciated companies

Magazine | 21 Feb 2013

We explain how to identify undervalued companies, and reveal 12 of the cheapest UK-listed stocks.

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Picking winners in the small-cap sector

Picking winners in the small-cap sector

Magazine | 1 Nov 2012

What Investment looks at how to select small-cap stocks and offers recommendations for shares and funds.

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Finding income below the FTSE 100

Finding income below the FTSE 100

Magazine | 1 Sep 2012

When income is on the agenda, most investors make a beeline for the FTSE 100. But there are attractive yields to be found in small- and mid-caps if you know where to look.

Choosing between large, mid and small caps

Choosing between large, mid and small caps

Guides | 31 Aug 2012

Deciding on the right mix between large, mid and small caps in your portfolio can be tricky. What Investment takes you through the decision-making process.

London’s stock market

London’s stock market

Guides | 30 Aug 2012

Although we talk about the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as a single stock market, it’s actually split into various different components, from the FTSE 100 to AIM. This guide explains what it all means.

Costs and benefits of online share dealing

Costs and benefits of online share dealing

Guides | 29 Aug 2012

Trading shares online is generally cheaper than using a broker’s telephone service, but there are still costs to bear in mind. This guide will steer you through how to choose the best web-based share trading platform for you.

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