Nick Sudbury

A contrarian fund for adventurous investors

A contrarian fund for adventurous investors

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It is not normally a very sensible policy to invest in countries that have incurred international sanctions in response to their unacceptable behaviour, but Russia could be an exception. The partial recovery in the oil price has allowed its economy to return to growth, yet it remains the cheapest major market and is trading on…

5 funds to profit from a run on the pound

5 funds to profit from a run on the pound

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Reports of a possible agreement on the size of the Brexit divorce bill that could pave the way for a trade agreement once the UK leaves the EU have prompted a surge in the value of Sterling, but the longer term picture is a lot more disturbing. The Labour party has recently admitted that it…

8 funds to ride the US bull market

8 funds to ride the US bull market

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It is hard to imagine a less likely President than Donald J. Trump, yet there is no doubt that his election success has been well received by the markets. When Hillary Clinton accepted defeat last November the most widely reported US stock market index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was trading below 19,000 points, but…

Sharpen your FANGs for Halloween

Sharpen your FANGs for Halloween

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Last week was a fantastic one for the FANG stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google − with Amazon and Google (now Alphabet) posting market beating earnings that prompted sharp rises in their share prices. Amazon reported earnings of 52 cents a share after the market closed last Thursday, which was well ahead of the…

9 funds for a long and wealthy retirement

9 funds for a long and wealthy retirement

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The increase in average life expectancy is great news for all of us, but the main challenge is that it makes funding our retirement considerably more expensive. Unfortunately the problem is compounded by the low annuity rates that are the traditional way of generating a pension, with a fund of £100,000 only buying a 65-year-old…