Category: Investment News

Bargain Hunter: Where to find inflation-linked income on a discount

Finding sustainable income at a sensible price is becoming increasingly difficult for investors as the nine-year bull market rumbles on. Pockets of potential value remain, most notably among UK domestic stocks, which have caught the attention of various investors, including Neil Woodford. As ever, though, investors risk catching the proverbial falling knife, and while UK […]

Neil Woodford answers ii readers’ questions

We asked you for questions to put to fund manager Neil Woodford, and you responded in your droves! Here are Neil’s replies, including his thoughts on current hot topic – blockchain technology. Lee Wild, interactive investor: Neil, interactive investor readers have been sending in their questions for you. The first one: with the world in […]

The shares are cheap, but this is a question of Character

Toy designer Character Group (CCT) is a highly profitable enterprise valued at just nine times adjusted profit in the year to August 2017. It looks like a bargain, but there’s a saying about cut price goods: They’re not bargains unless you would have paid the full price anyway. One of the attractive things about companies earning […]

The top 21 trusts for consistent dividend growth

Four investment trusts have now delivered consecutive dividend rises for at least the past 50 years, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). City of London Investment Trust (CTY), Bankers Investment Trust (BNKR) and Alliance Trust (ATST) have all delivered a dividend increase for 51 years straight. Caledonia Investments (CLDN) has done so for 50 years. With the […]

The week ahead: BoE, Fed, Next, Kingfisher, Ocado

A clutch of high-profile corporate updates are due over the coming days, but it’s speculation ahead of the US interest rate decision that will dictate market direction. Monday 19 March Trading Statements Finsbury Food, Tissue Regenix, MD Medical Group Investments, ADES International Holding AGM/EGM Chenavari Toro Income Fund Tuesday 20 March Trading Statements Ocado, Bellway, […]

Is bitcoin bubble really ‘just about to burst’?

Plus ça change. We are back where we were last week, with bitcoin again hovering at $8,200, a support level we’ve identified previously. A lot has happened in between though, with bitcoin buried by a welter of bad news, where the fallout from the fate of the “weak hands” who had their fingers badly burnt […]

The Oil Man: Range Resources, RockRose Energy, Lamprell

WTI $61.19 +23c, Brent $65.12 +23c, Diff -$3.93 n/c, NG $2.68 -5c The most unreliable of the three main forecasters, the IEA started to back track on its more bearish than most demand forecasts yesterday and, at this rate, despite the US shale ‘torrent’, equilibrium might be achieved in Q2 of this year. Whilst they were […]

ETF tips for investors hunting for value

With surging equity markets pushing stock valuations above historical levels, investors have increasingly been turning to value strategies. Value investing is one of the most popular and intuitive active investment strategies. Famously championed by Warren Buffett, it involves identifying and buying cheap or unloved stocks in the hope that the market has mispriced them and […]

Stockwatch: An AIM 10-bagger still worth adding

Is a 30% jump in the shares of litigation finance specialist Burford Capital (BUR) worth chasing as it sets new all-time highs? After bumper 2017 results, AIM-listed Burford leapt to 1,450p, currently around 1,400p. It seems a big move though re-asserts a long-term uptrend after a sideways-volatile consolidation during the second half of 2017, then a […]