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Bruce Packard

Lloyds Bank shares could see an interest-rate windfall
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Lloyds Bank shares could see an interest-rate windfall

Interest rates are heading higher, which could be good news for Lloyds Bank shares as profits are set to grow.
16 Sep 2022
COMPASS Pathways: the biotech aiming to beat depression with magic mushrooms
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COMPASS Pathways: the biotech aiming to beat depression with magic mushrooms

Biotech company COMPASS Pathways has produced a drug to treat depression based on the psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms. Bruce Packard as…
8 Sep 2022
How to invest in videogames – a Great British success story
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How to invest in videogames – a Great British success story

The pandemic gave the videogame sector a big boost, and that strong growth will endure. Bruce Packard provides an overview of the global outlook and a…
25 Aug 2022
The irresistible rise of ESG investing
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The irresistible rise of ESG investing

Many fund managers talk up their green credentials to sell funds, but buying an environmental and sustainability specialist is the best way to profit …
15 Aug 2022
Argentex: opportunities for investors after temporary setback
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Argentex: opportunities for investors after temporary setback

Currency-exchange specialist Argentex has missed expectations, but growth should resume next year, says Bruce Packard.
25 Jul 2022
The curious case of struggling German property group Adler
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The curious case of struggling German property group Adler

The rapid rise and fall of German property group Adler a fine case study in how investors turn a blind eye to red flags in every boom – and the perils…
14 Jul 2022
S4 Capital – a company that still has much to prove
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S4 Capital – a company that still has much to prove

Audit delays set shares tumbling at advertising agency S4 Capital. It needs to show it can turn growth into profits, says Bruce Packard.
28 Jun 2022
Buy this ports operator and get a free hedge fund
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Buy this ports operator and get a free hedge fund

This investment company is valued at less than its Brazilian ports and logistics assets alone
30 May 2022
How to invest in litigation finance – and get returns from bankrolling legal disputes
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How to invest in litigation finance – and get returns from bankrolling legal disputes

Lawsuits are a trillion-dollar business and litigation-finance firms play a key role in funding claims. The accounting can be complex, but there are o…
12 May 2022
Franchise Brands – from pizzas to plumbing and pets
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Franchise Brands – from pizzas to plumbing and pets

Franchise Brands, a new venture from the team behind the growth of Domino’s Pizza in the UK, is on track for success, says Bruce Packard.
3 May 2022
What is next for interdealer broker TP Icap?
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What is next for interdealer broker TP Icap?

TP Icap has struggled in a declining market, but there’s still a role for its services. Bruce Packard explains what that is.
16 Apr 2022
Buy Bank of Georgia: a cheap play on a robust economy
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Buy Bank of Georgia: a cheap play on a robust economy

Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 which has reduced the chance of further military conflict. Bruce Packard looks at the investment opportunities that hav…
5 Apr 2022
When to buy shares in NatWest, Britain's worst bank
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When to buy shares in NatWest, Britain's worst bank

Rising interest rates should lift profits for the banking sector if inflation doesn’t get out of control, says Bruce Packard.
28 Mar 2022
PZ Cussons – a company that's starting to scrub up nicely
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PZ Cussons – a company that's starting to scrub up nicely

Consumer goods group PZ Cussons has struggled for several years, but its new CEO should should turn it around.
8 Mar 2022
How UK banks went from Big Bang to universal failure
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How UK banks went from Big Bang to universal failure

The 1986 deregulation shook up the banks, but the all-in-one model that it created is bad for customers and investors. Specialists do a better job – a…
4 Feb 2022