Equities

Why I’d rather buy these 2 gold miners than bitcoin

Why I’d rather buy these 2 gold miners than bitcoin

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The rise of bitcoin this year has taken all but its most ardent supporters by surprise. The virtual currency has risen by as much as 17x since the start of the year, with it passing $17,000 for the first time this week. While it could move higher in the short term, ultimately it appears to…

Make a mint with these marvellous microcaps

Make a mint with these marvellous microcaps

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There is one sub-class of small cap stocks which offer the potential for substantial long-term gains – perhaps more than any other asset class in existence. Not just 100% or 200% gains but up to 100,000% or even 200,000%. The stocks I am talking about are microcaps, companies which have a very low market capitalisation…

2 recovery shares with income potential

2 recovery shares with income potential

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While the FTSE 100 has gained 4% since the start of the year, a number of stocks typically viewed as ‘defensive’ have slumped. For example, utility companies SSE (LON:SSE) and National Grid (LON:NG.) have both fallen around 15% this year. Both companies could offer turnaround opportunities – particularly for those investors who believe some valuations…

How to invest in the American Dream

How to invest in the American Dream

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If the United States of America did not exist, it would be necessary to create it. For without America, the world would not be what it is. America remains the unashamedly capitalist dynamo of the world economy. It is the chrysalis of newly emergent technologies that will continue to change the way we live. It…

2 of the FTSE 100’s best turnaround stocks
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2 of the FTSE 100’s best turnaround stocks

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The FTSE 100 may have reached an all-time high this year, but there are still companies which have underperformed. For instance, Burberry (LON:BRBY) and Whitbread (LON:WTB) have declined by 7% and 10% respectively in the last month. While there is scope for further share price declines in the short run, the two companies seem to…

2 top oil stocks to buy for the long term
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2 top oil stocks to buy for the long term

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With the oil price recently reaching $60 per barrel for the first time since July 2015, many investors are becoming more bullish on the outlook for oil and gas companies. After all, a higher oil price could mean that their profits also move upwards. However, the oil price faces sustained pressure from the impact of…

Aviation Wars
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Aviation Wars

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A deal made in Heaven? It was the knight in shining armour who saved the flailing damsel in distress. Three weeks ago I explained why the US Commerce Department had threatened the Canadian aerospace group Bombardier Inc. (TSE:BBD) with swingeing tariffs of up to 300 percent that could torpedo its new generation of airliners. The…

2 gold stocks worth buying for the long term

2 gold stocks worth buying for the long term

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While the gold price has risen by 10% this year, it faces an uncertain future. In the US, UK and Europe monetary policy looks set to tighten, with a rise in interest rates on the cards over the medium term. Alongside this, a new Federal Reserve Chair could adopt a more hawkish stance next year.…

Unearthing bargains among high-yield stocks

Unearthing bargains among high-yield stocks

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Every now and then I like to take a look at the highest yielding stocks in the market. Not to buy them of course, because the dividend yield on its own is a crude tool at the best of times. Instead, I’m interested in finding out which companies have crashed and burned, and what lessons…

2 shares to stave off the threat of inflation

2 shares to stave off the threat of inflation

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With inflation reaching 3% in September, alarm bells may now be ringing in the ears of many income investors. It is now more difficult than it has been for a number of years to obtain a real income return. Looking ahead, the task could become more difficult as there may only be limited scope for…