If you’d invested in: Ferrexpo and Fairpoint

If only…

Ferrexpo share price chart

Ferrexpo (LSE: FXPO) is a London-listed, Swiss-headquartered Ukrainian iron-ore producer and a constituent of the FTSE 250. Its fortunes are very much bound up with the commodities cycle. After peaking in mid-2011, the share price slumped by more than 70% as commodity prices plunged. Since the beginning of last year, however, the shares have tracked the price of iron ore back up while the firm has upped production and cut costs. Investors who bought in back then have seen a return of more than 470%.

Be glad you didn’t…

Fairpoint share price chart

Fairpoint (Aim: FRP) provides financial and legal services to consumers to help them manage their debts and pursue claims. It operates under several brands, including Debt Free Direct, MoneyExtra.com and Simpsons Millar. The company has recently issued a profits warning concerning its legal division, and its chief executive stepped down “by mutual agreement” at the end of December. The shares have been in decline since late 2015, and have fallen by 88% in the last 12 months.

Merryn

Claim 12 issues of MoneyWeek (plus much more) for just £12!

Let MoneyWeek show you how to profit, whatever the outcome of the upcoming general election.

Start your no-obligation trial today and get up to speed on:

  • The latest shifts in the economy…
  • The ongoing Brexit negotiations…
  • The new tax rules…
  • Trump’s protectionist policies…

Plus lots more.

We’ll show you what it all means for your money.

Plus, the moment you begin your trial, we’ll rush you over THREE free investment reports:

‘How to escape the most hated tax in Britain’: Inheritance tax hits many unsuspecting families. Our report tells how to pass on up to £2m of your money to your family without the taxman getting a look in.

‘How to profit from a Trump presidency’: The election of Donald Trump was a watershed moment for the US economy. This report details the sectors our analysts think will boom from Trump’s premiership, and gives specific investments you can buy to profit.

‘Best shares to watch in 2017’: Includes the transcript from our roundtable panel of investment professionals – and 12 tips they’re currently tipping. The report also analyses key assets, including property, oil and the countries whose stock markets currently offer the most value.