Equities

Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

Are these the top 3 gold stocks in London?

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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…

The ONE ratio that reveals how expensive tech stocks really are

The ONE ratio that reveals how expensive tech stocks really are

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– FANG Stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google/Alphabet) have rallied a few times in the last 4-5 years. This seems to be the case with other tech stocks as well. – The rise in the tech stocks has not only been because of the wider rally in the markets; it is also supported by the rapid pace…

Weakening pound makes Vodafone more attractive

Weakening pound makes Vodafone more attractive

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Since the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, the pound has weakened significantly versus a basket of major currencies. For example, it is down 15% versus the dollar, and by 14% versus the euro. Much of this is due to the increased political risk facing the UK from Brexit, with many investors now more cautious…

Meet the European bank bucking the trend

Meet the European bank bucking the trend

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Banco Santader buys Banco Popular It’s always intriguing to read in the news that one big European bank just purchased another, in particular at a time the clouds hanging over European banks are dark and wide. But perhaps those clouds are not as large as many perceive, or maybe they don’t cover the whole European…

Election risks make PZ Cussons even more appealing

Election risks make PZ Cussons even more appealing

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The general election result was supposed to be a foregone conclusion. The Conservative party was meant to increase the size of its majority, with opinion polls showing a lead of as much as 18 points over the Labour party in the last month. However, a surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn has meant that the…

Higher inflation makes Pennon a must-have stock

Higher inflation makes Pennon a must-have stock

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A higher rate of inflation could be a game changer for UK income investors. In recent years, it has been at relatively low levels, and this has made it fairly straightforward to generate a positive real dividend yield (i.e. after inflation has been deducted). Now, though, inflation is at 2.7% and is forecast to move…

Rooplay: the “Netflix of Games”

Rooplay: the “Netflix of Games”

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Master Investor: Hi Jason and thanks for taking the time to speak with Master Investor. Rooplay has been dubbed “the Netflix of Games”. As CEO at Rooplay Media, can you give our readers a little background on the product and the opportunities that Rooplay is looking to take advantage of? Jason Williams: Rooplay is a…

Ignore the FTSE 100 and buy Royal Mail

Ignore the FTSE 100 and buy Royal Mail

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It’s been a long road but, finally, the FTSE 100 has reached 7,500 points. This may prompt worry among some investors, since it could mean the index is overvalued and there is a lack of investment opportunities on offer. Risks such as Brexit, the general election, Trump’s Presidency and numerous others could weigh on the…

The even slower death of the stockbroker analyst – part 2

The even slower death of the stockbroker analyst – part 2

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I started out on this series thinking I would ask where investors – private and institutional – will go for good research, given that regulation – particularly Mifid II due to come into force next year – is said to be causing brokers to lay off their analysts. This raises the question: What is good…