The government looks likely to sell off more assets ahead of the next election. Ed Bowsher looks at what’s on the list, and whether you should buy in.
Looking at the FTSE 100 from a fundamental valuation perspective, there’s every reason to believe it can blast through the 7,000 mark, says Bengt Saelensminde.
The Co-operative Bank is going public in order to stave off nationalisation and plug a £1.5bn capital shortfall.
Stocks, bonds and currencies had another fit of the vapours early this week.
Despite the state that Britain’s economy is in, the FTSE 100 has risen for a record 11 months in a row. Bengt Saelensminde looks at what, if anything, can break this bull market.
Investors have been paying a premium for the safety of investing their money in defensive stocks. But that’s not to say they’ll get it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
South Korea has announced a ‘National Happiness Fund’ which will wipe the slate clean for millions of the country’s indebted citizens. Lars Henriksson asks if the same idea could work in Britain.
The recent impressive rally in British stocks needs to be put into perspective. So, what can investors expect in the longer term?
Britain’s credit-rating downgrade dealt the pound another knock-out blow. But that could be great news for your portfolio, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he explains why.
Many investors wouldn’t touch retailers with a barge pole. But there are good retailers and bad retailers. And as the case of HMV shows, says Bengt Saelensminde, it’s not the industry you should be wary of, it’s the management.
Britain’s retail sector has reported disappointing sales figures for the festive season.