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Rupert Murdoch’s expanding empire

The media mogul is going on an $80bn shopping spree to grow his media empire. There’s a big global media shake-up going on, says Simon Wilson.

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Strong pound sits heavy on dividends

Growth in dividend payouts to UK investors has slowed to a crawl because of the strength of the pound.

ETFs that ‘buy low, sell high’ for you

Traditional stock market trackers can leave you exposed to bubbles, says Paul Amery. But there is a better way to track indices.

Tesco gets a new boss – but it’s not time to buy yet

Tesco may be making changes at the top, but the supermarket giant will struggle to return to its glory days, says Ed Bowsher.

Why now’s a great time to invest in the FTSE

More and more people are getting nervous about the markets. But despite all the jitters, now is a pretty good time to be investing in the FTSE 100, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Neil Woodford may be a star fund manager – but he’s wrong about tobacco stocks

Star fund manager Neil Woodford recently revealed that of his top ten holdings, three are tobacco stocks. But that doesn’t mean you should follow his lead. Ed Bowsher explains why.

It’s time for an orderly retreat in the supermarket wars

The big four supermarkets could spend billions taking on the discounters. But the City should not allow them to, says Matthew Lynn.

What does IPO stand for? ‘It’s probably overpriced’

Phil Oakley looks into the business of stock market flotations, and comes up with a reliable way to tell if it’s worth buying in.

How football went to the dogs

The amount of money in football these days is astonishing. But it’s not a business any sensible investor should go anywhere near, says David Thornton.

Take a look at this chart, what do you see?

Markets are murkier and more uncertain than anyone has ever seen before. That’s why ‘deep value’ stocks are the only stocks worth buying, says Tim Price.

Sainsbury’s is taking on discount supermarkets – should you buy in?

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Netto to try to beat the discount supermarkets at their own game. Ed Bowsher looks at what’s going on, and whether you should buy in.

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