Guides and tips for successful share dealing
Magazine | 1 Apr 2016
Investors who have sought to take advantage of the old adage about ‘buying the dips’ by putting cash into the UK banks during previous periods of turmoil might reasonably have expected 2016 to be their year – the political risks have diminished, economies are growing and the river of PPI claims is slowing to a trickle.
UK banks continue to be in the regulatory wars, but is it worth looking through the fog to find returns?
Magazine | 1 Dec 2015
An investor in search of a quiet life will find their holdings in UK banks to be rather frustrating
at the moment, with one or other of them constantly cast into the spotlight.
Magazine | 2 Nov 2015
David Thorpe examines whether pharmaceutical or biotech stocks represent good value for investors
Magazine | 27 Mar 2015
A private investor casting his gaze upon the markets at present is faced with a horrendous series of puzzles, with election risk, interest rate risk and geopolitical risk all being factors.
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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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.
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?
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.
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.
Magazine | 27 Aug 2013
Going for growth needn't be a high-risk investment strategy, provided you choose companies with sound prospects.
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?
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.
Magazine | 29 Apr 2013
What Investment sets out how investors can buy into the opportunities only available from overseas equities.
Guides | 22 Feb 2013
If you want to know your P/E ratio from your dividend cover, this is the place to start.
Magazine | 21 Feb 2013
We explain how to identify undervalued companies, and reveal 12 of the cheapest UK-listed stocks.
Magazine | 1 Nov 2012
What Investment looks at how to select small-cap stocks and offers recommendations for shares and funds.