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The small-cap funds with big potential

The small-cap funds with big potential

By Nick Sudbury

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Last year’s Brexit referendum has created a huge amount of uncertainty for British businesses and the election of a minority Conservative government has muddied the waters even further. The lack of political leadership has made it difficult to assess the long-term economic impact of our departure from the EU on domestically focused companies, many of…

Specialist property funds that provide inflation-linked income

Specialist property funds that provide inflation-linked income

By Nick Sudbury

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new Supermarket Income REIT (LON:SUPR), which is in the process of buying a portfolio of supermarket freeholds. These sites that are already up and running will then be leased back in order to generate a high and inflation-linked yield for investors. SUPR is one of a…

Evil Knievel

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Evil Knievil: A PFG short is an absolute sitter

Evil Knievil: A PFG short is an absolute sitter

By Evil Knievil

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I reckon that Provident Financial (LON:PFG) is a sell again at 2100p. The more one reflects upon the insane levels of personal debt in the UK the more a PFG short is an absolute sitter. *****   Purplebricks (LON:PURP) seems to refuse to stand up. It would probably be wisest to kick it down. Now…

I have lost all credibility on this one

I have lost all credibility on this one

By Evil Knievil

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Pantheon (LON:PANR) have issued £10m new stock at 43p. This might change PANR’s prospects – the directors clearly think so. I suspect that it is time to have some. The only question is as to just when. I paid 46p this morning since I guess the loose holders should not take long to clear. *****…

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Three small cap IPOs to liven up a quiet summer

Three small cap IPOs to liven up a quiet summer

By Richard Gill, CFA

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Let’s look at three interesting small cap companies which have recently  listed on the markets during these traditionally quiet summer months. 1) Angling Direct There aren’t many sports which offer the possibility of taking home dinner when you’ve finished playing. But angling, one of the most popular participation sports in the UK, is one of them. According…

Two emerging-markets stocks delivering rapid dividend growth

Two emerging-markets stocks delivering rapid dividend growth

By Robert Stephens, CFA

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Dividend growth has become a much more important issue for many investors now that inflation has risen from 0.5% to 2.6% in the last year. The problem, though, is finding companies with high and reliable dividend growth rates. UK-focused companies come with additional uncertainty surrounding Brexit, for example, which means international stocks may be a…

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How to use stop-losses to maximise profits

How to use stop-losses to maximise profits

By David Jones

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In my opinion, investors/traders don’t spend enough time on putting together a strategy that helps them decide when to get out of a profitable position. All of the effort gets channeled into finding a perfect system for where to get in – which of course doesn’t exist! But where you finally get out is what…

Are women better traders and investors than men?

Are women better traders and investors than men?

By Ruzbeh Bacha

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Back in 2015, when I was raising funds for my FinTech start-up CityFALCON, I mentioned that our most active user on the platform is a woman who trades from home while her family is out. I would never have imagined of the reaction that I got then: “this clearly can’t be one of your target…

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How will the markets respond if Trump’s authority flags further?

How will the markets respond if Trump’s authority flags further?

By Victor Hill

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Is the Trump Bump over? President Trump’s Washington is paralysed. It has proven impossible to repeal Obamacare and to replace it with something more amenable to America’s skilled working class who resented paying more for medical insurance. These were the people who propelled Donald Trump to power. Top personnel are being hired and fired with…

Climate change: Future-oriented investors need to get on-trend

Climate change: Future-oriented investors need to get on-trend

By Victor Hill

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Climate change is a reality. The glaciers are melting and the sea is getting hotter – with intractable consequences like rising sea-levels. But, that said, the climate models are inexact and we don’t know by how much temperatures are going to rise and how rapidly. This is largely a matter of reasoned conjecture. What we know for sure is…

Commodities

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Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

By Robert Stephens, CFA

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Gold may not have a practical value as an alternative currency. It’s not possible to enter a shop and pay for any product or service in gold. However, the precious metal may have value as an alternative to cash or other assets due to its scope to help protect against rising inflation. Inflation potential In…

Political uncertainty adds to the allure of Randgold Resources

Political uncertainty adds to the allure of Randgold Resources

By Robert Stephens, CFA

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The election result has plunged the UK into a period of significant political uncertainty. There have been calls for Theresa May to resign, and there is the potential for a relatively weak minority government formed by the Conservatives and DUP. This could be just the beginning of an intense period for UK politics. In just…

Funds & Investment Trusts

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The small-cap funds with big potential

The small-cap funds with big potential

By Nick Sudbury

1 mins. to read

Last year’s Brexit referendum has created a huge amount of uncertainty for British businesses and the election of a minority Conservative government has muddied the waters even further. The lack of political leadership has made it difficult to assess the long-term economic impact of our departure from the EU on domestically focused companies, many of…

Specialist property funds that provide inflation-linked income

Specialist property funds that provide inflation-linked income

By Nick Sudbury

2 mins. to read

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new Supermarket Income REIT (LON:SUPR), which is in the process of buying a portfolio of supermarket freeholds. These sites that are already up and running will then be leased back in order to generate a high and inflation-linked yield for investors. SUPR is one of a…

Brexit

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Brexit talks: Expect more unhappy dinner parties and prepare for a market shock

Brexit talks: Expect more unhappy dinner parties and prepare for a market shock

By Victor Hill

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The Brexit talks-about-talks have started badly. What is the chance that there will be no deal at all? Are investors heading for the rapids…? Come dine with me On 26 April Theresa hosted dinner at her well-appointed home in Downing Street for Jean-Claude (a louche Belgian gentleman whom she had met on a caravanning holiday…

An amicable divorce?

An amicable divorce?

By Victor Hill

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Ready. Aim. Fire! The notorious Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon (2007) was “triggered” by the United Kingdom last night when Prime Minister May signed off a historic letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. This was delivered by hand by Sir Tim Barrow, our man in Brussels, at 12:20 BST this afternoon.…