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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.

Asos: Why has the share price crashed?

Online retailer Asos has seen its share price tumble after a profit warning. Ed Bowsher looks at what’s going on and asks if it’s worth buying in.

Share prices look pretty expensive at the moment

Stock markets are near their all-time highs. But that doesn’t mean you should be in a rush to sell. Ed Bowsher explains why he’s hanging on to his shares.

Royal Mail Group is in better shape than it’s letting on

The gloomy portrait painted by Royal Mail Group in its annual results isn’t supported by the facts. Bengt Saelensminde explains what’s going on, and what it means for investors.

Lloyds announces TSB listing with ‘buy 20, get one free’ offer

Lloyds Banking Group today announced that it will float the TSB on the stock market in June. And retail investors who buy 20 shares will get one free.

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