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Administration beckons at Interserve

Administration beckons at Interserve

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There is a sequence in things. Take Interserve (LON:IRV) which announced a general cock-up on Thursday last. The shares tanked to 55p at which point I sold short. The following day IRV announced a contract win with DWP. The shares closed at 75p on the Friday. Today IRV announce a contract win at the BBC.…

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

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I blundered yesterday by buying Acacia (LON:ACA) at 247p after it announced that the Government of Tanzania had come to a settlement with it. Some settlement. Basically GoT had decided to nick ACA’s future earnings by one means or another. So they had started off by a ridiculous claim for back taxes and in effect…

The US Markets – Trick or Treat?

The US Markets – Trick or Treat?

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As Hallowe’en approaches, Americans are tricking and treating. But what is the US stock market doing? The smiling economists of 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue At its AGM in Washington last week the IMF reported that the global economy was humming along nicely with every region of the global economy set to record GDP rises for the…

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…

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…

Huddle: A trustworthy team to manage your money

Huddle: A trustworthy team to manage your money SPONSORED CONTENT

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Huddle is now considered a groundbreaking p2p (peer-to-peer) business lending platform. Holding our position in the already densely occupied industry, we have managed to stand apart from our competitors through utilising our core USPs of education and the ability to offer our lenders exclusive rewards. Launched in March, Huddle was founded by Terry Fisher and…

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia

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In the light of events in and around Catalonia I reached for George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia. It is a truly astonishing book (£6 on Amazon) in that Orwell was only 34 years or so old when he wrote it and here recounts his involvement on the Republican or socialist side in the appalling Spanish…

How to invest in an age of longevity

How to invest in an age of longevity

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So people are going to live longer. And old age will not necessarily mean infirmity. The demographics are already changing rapidly: by 2045 over 65s will make up one quarter of the population in the UK – that will be nearly 19 million citizens. This trend is even more pronounced in Japan and Germany. Companies…

I must be missing something

I must be missing something

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I must be missing something but there has been a huge miss or fail on deliveries/completions of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) cars. In normal circumstances this should have pole-axed the share price but in fact there has been only a marginal decline. Very odd. But there is the sweetener in that the short sell opportunity remains and…