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Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Maybe don't take a ride with Uber

There’s nothing remotely risqué in buying loss-making firms when they list, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.

Looking for profits in eye care will pay off for investors

Vision care may not sound exciting, but it is an enormous market expanding quickly as ageing populations require more – and increasingly sophisticated – treatments, says Matthew Partridge.

Diploma qualifies for your portfolio

This British mid-cap is a successful global player with plenty of room for expansion, says Dr Mike Tubbs.

It’s time to look beyond London property

Central London has defied the gloomsters, but the regions look more buoyant for now.

If only you’d invested in: Marshalls

Marshalls makes concrete and stone paving for retail outlets and the construction industry, operating throughout the UK. Business has held up well despite the Brexit uncertainty.

How to track down cheap stockmarkets

One proven route to market-beating returns is to invest in cheap stocks, says John Stepek. But it’s a lot harder than it looks.

Fidelity is back on form

Alex Wright’s Special Values fund draws on Anthony Bolton’s techniques and is worth backing, says Max King.

It makes sense to lend to governments

No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: US jobless figures finally hit a fresh low

The four-week moving average of weekly US jobless claims fell to 207,000, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. John Stepek looks at the chart as well as all of the others that matter most to investors.

Contrarian picks that promise big profits

Alec Cutler of Orbis Global Balanced Fund finds three stocks ripe with opportunity.

Chart of the week: will the oil rally last?

A disruption to supplies from the North African country could give oil prices a big short-term boost.

Debenhams is the latest retailer to go down

The group fell into administration this week, marking another setback for Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Matthew Partridge reports.

Investors head for India

Voting in the world’s largest election began this week in India and this time investors are looking forward to the results.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Sun comes back out on Wall Street

US stocks are going from strength to strength as improved data drives confidence. Marina Gerner reports.

A symptom of our quantitative-easing-addled world

That Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco was able to borrow so cheaply on the markets is odd, says John Stepek.

The drugs don’t work: stopping the spread of the superbugs

Antibiotic resistance could turn medical inconveniences into death sentences and become a bigger killer than cancer. Governments and pharmaceutical companies are fighting back. Sarah Moore reports.

With Brexit retreating even further into the long grass, the UK looks cheap

So back goes the Brexit deadline once again, says John Stepek. It just goes to show that British stocks are undeniably good value.

Bitcoin has been bouncing – but is the bear market really behind us?

Bitcoin has been on the up over the past few months. So, is that it for the bear market, and what does the future hold for the cryptocurrency? Dominic Frisby investigates.

Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun

Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.

“It’s the era of socially responsible investment – ooh hello, Saudi Aramco”

“Switched-on” investors like to talk up socially responsible investing, says John Stepek. But if you’re serious about doing it for real, you really need to do it for yourself.

Gold mining stocks will soon shine

The history of gold mining is so littered with stories of reckless optimism, fraud and ruin that the sector is often ignored. Yet investing in gold miners can be hugely profitable when gold prices are rising.

Investors shouldn’t worry too much about a recession – here’s why

Fears of a downturn are playing on the minds of plenty of investors right now, says John Stepek. But they are getting ahead of themselves.

A. Gary Shilling: a recession is coming

A. Gary Shilling was among the few investors to correctly predict a lengthy stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Now he’s warning of a recession.

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