Stocks with big dividends can provide a reliable income in this tough environment – but high yields can be a sign of impending disaster. Phil Oakley explains how to spot the difference
Articles written by Phil Oakley
The year has thrown up more than a few nasty surprises for investors, but learn to read the warning signs and you can sidestep potential hits from the market, says Phil Oakley.
A sense of gloom hangs over the retail sector – but pick the right stocks at the right price and there are still potential pots of gold out there for long-term buyers, says Phil Oakley.
Unilever is massive and laden with goodies, but is the plain sailing behind the consumer goods maker, asks Phil Oakley.
Shares are often cheap for good reasons, says Phil Oakley. But that may no longer be the case at this top food brands maker.
Profits margins at pub chain Wetherspoon are under pressure, says Phil Oakley. Should investors be worrying?
Even this well-run business has been tainted by the gloom in the oil industry, says Phil Oakley. But it’s still worth keeping an eye on.
Associated British Foods is a great business. So should you buy the shares? Phil Oakley investigates.
Phil Oakley tipped retailer JD Sports last April. Here, he sees how the company has got on, what investors should do now.
Supermarket giant Tesco is restructuring and its shares are on the up. Should you buy in, asks Phil Oakley.