Category: Investment News

15 stocks in the ‘buy zone’

Prompted by a commission to pick my top six stocks for Money Observer’s forthcoming ‘Wealth Creation Guide’, a supplement that goes out in the January edition of the magazine, I’ve reassessed every share ranked by the Decision Engine. I won’t preempt the article by revealing my selections, but obviously they come from the top ranked […]

10 most popular investment trusts – November 2017

In November, Scottish Mortgage (SMT) kept its position as the most popular investment trust to buy on the Interactive Investor trading platform. The investment trust was able to maintain its place as the most-bought trust, despite a 4.7% slide in the share price in November. Over a three-year period, it has seen a positive return of […]

How to make sense of bitcoin’s crazy week

This week’s tumultuous bitcoin price action has likely provided fuel to the fire of the investment banks and others who have been lobbying the US derivatives market regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to delay or even shelve the launch of bitcoin futures trading. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Global Markets is scheduled to […]

Five UK stocks in line for US tax windfall

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump can never be accused of lacking ambition. While some describe it as misguided, his improbable election victory and first year in office has been defined by bold statements and political hyperbole. From repealing Obamacare to the border wall, Trump’s vision for America is as incendiary as it is […]

The Oil Man: Sound, Zenith Energy, Empyrean

WTI $56.69, Brent $62.20 +73c, Brent $62.20 +98c, Diff -$5.51 +25c, NG $2.76 -16c Further signs of a bounce back from crude oil yesterday as markets thought that the immediate past of a shake out had been overdone, and so it should. Not much detailed news and recent shorter term sellers closed off their bear […]

Will the Trump Trade fade in 2018?

US markets are once again hitting record highs. The Dow Jones recently hit a new record above 24,000, while the S&P 500 reached 2,650 and the NASDAQ looks on its way to surpassing 7,000. The record highs continue to confound bearish commentators, who repeatedly point out that, relative to history, the US market is very […]

Stockwatch: Should fresh money move into Saga?

Is the plunge in mid-cap share Saga (SAGA) overdone or a moment of truth how its 2014 flotation claims were hype? Does the chief executive’s buying £99,500 worth at 138.2p reflect value or an attempt to shore up confidence? Down initially 25% from 180p, at 140p the stock presently trades on a forward price/earnings (PE) multiple of […]

A break above this FTSE 100 level opens door to new high

FTSE for Friday (FTSE:UKX) Sometimes, the utter boredom inflicted by the market leads one down a strange path. Thursday was a case in point, the morning session used productively by figuring out the lead guitar bit of Girls Aloud tune, “Love Machine”. Only once note perfect did the “why” question rear its head? After all, […]

The Oil Man: Range Resources, Hurricane Energy

WTI $55.96 -$1.66, Brent $61.22 -$1.64, Diff -$5.26 +2c, NG $2.92 +1c A sharp correction yesterday caused by the inventory figures, first the API and then the EIA. It was not crude that caused the trouble, the draw there was quite impressive but the build in gasoline stocks in particular. Refiners upped their runs to […]

GVC and Ladbrokes Coral deal triggers dramatic rally

Gambling industry consolidation was neatly kicked out of the long grass today as online gaming firm GVC Holdings (GVC) and bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral (LCL) revealed a way to get their long-awaited union back on track. Through the inclusion of a contingent value right (CVR), the pair hope to have sidestepped the ongoing industry uncertainty caused by the […]