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2 struggling retailers with turnaround potential
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2 struggling retailers with turnaround potential

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Life as a retailer operating in the UK has been challenging in recent years. Consumer confidence has been negative since the start of 2016, with higher inflation causing household disposable incomes to decline in real terms. Shoppers have become increasingly price conscious, and this has created a growth opportunity for budget retailers. Alongside this, consumers…

Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold
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Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold

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Far-sighted investors are assessing how they can position themselves to capitalise on any opening-up of the North Korean economy. I’ve stumbled across this Main Market listed company that appears to be the closest thing to a UK-listed play on this opportunity… Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un in a historic summit in…

Facebook unfriended
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Facebook unfriended

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In a few short months, Facebook has gone from being the tech giant everybody likes to global bogeyman. Are all the little angry faces really justified? Big data is watching you The internet – the worldwide web – was supposed to create a libertarian paradise where netizens could freely exchange ideas outside the prying eyes of…

Centrica is priced for energy armageddon

Centrica is priced for energy armageddon

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Most of the time, when you’re looking for very high yield stocks you end up finding companies which are either small, young or highly cyclical. Sometimes though, you’ll find the exact opposite, and that’s what we have today with Centrica. It’s a large, mature business operating in what should be a very defensive sector, and…

2 FTSE 100 turnaround stocks that could offer high returns
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2 FTSE 100 turnaround stocks that could offer high returns

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While the FTSE 100 may have gained 7% in the last month to trade within 250 points of its all-time high, not all stocks have enjoyed such a strong performance. In fact, in the last year a number of large-caps have experienced falling valuations for a variety of reasons. Therefore, there could be an opportunity…

2 shares offering a bright income outlook

2 shares offering a bright income outlook

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Interest rates in the UK have already started to rise. The Bank of England is now expected to increase them further over the coming months, with the UK now seemingly on a road to interest rate ‘normalisation’ over the medium term. However, the chances of a rapid rise in interest rates seem slim. Inflation has…

4 high-growth dividend champions

4 high-growth dividend champions

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Over the last few months I’ve mostly written about high yield stocks and the occasional high-profile disaster. That sort of thing isn’t to everyone’s taste, so this month I’ll be looking at something completely different. More specifically, I’ll be looking at four high growth “dividend champions”, companies that have grown quickly whilst raising their dividend…

Rising risks could make these 2 gold miners more appealing

Rising risks could make these 2 gold miners more appealing

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The performance of global stock markets thus far in 2018 can best be described as ‘volatile’. The S&P 500, FTSE 100 and various other major indices have seen their price levels experience a rollercoaster ride in recent months. There are a number of reasons for this. Tensions in Syria have increased in recent days, while…