Why you should own UK stocks – and what to buy
Brexit Brings Only Pain for FTSE 100 Without Pound Magic
Stockmarkets

Why you should own UK stocks – and what to buy

The UK’s stockmarkets are unusually cheap compared with the rest of the world. If you don’t have substantial holdings in UK stocks, you should, says M…
16 Dec 2019
Follow the dividend yield when buying shares
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Investment strategy

Follow the dividend yield when buying shares

No valuation measure can help you to time the market. But dividend yields are a good guide to future returns.
16 Sep 2019
Share tips of the week
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Share tips

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.
2 Aug 2019
Peter Hargreaves: an upset for the world’s happiest billionaire
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People

Peter Hargreaves: an upset for the world’s happiest billionaire

Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew…
24 Jun 2019
The strong and stable stocks offering a reliable income
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Stockmarkets

The strong and stable stocks offering a reliable income

Companies with a consistent record of rising payouts look especially attractive at present. Dr Mike Tubbs introduces his favourite “dividend aristocra…
24 Jan 2019
The FTSE 100 has gone nowhere in nearly 20 years. That’s tempting
Stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 has gone nowhere in nearly 20 years. That’s tempting

The FTSE 100 is at its cheapest for two years. It’s made no capital gains for almost 20. And while it could get a lot cheaper, says John Stepek, it’s …
7 Dec 2018
How the FTSE reshuffle works
Investment strategy

How the FTSE reshuffle works

Royal Mail has been demoted from the FTSE 100 in the latest quarterly review. John Stepek explains how the decision is made.
7 Dec 2018

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The British software sector stars investors should buy now
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The British software sector stars investors should buy now

You might not think of the UK as a market full of promising tech stocks. But our small- and medium-sized companies are punching above their weight, sa…
11 Oct 2018
Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold
Commodities

Barrick and Randgold: a mega merger in gold

Canada’s Barrick Gold and London-based Randgold Resources are tying the knot. Why now, and will the deal prove a success?
28 Sep 2018
Just short Just Eat
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Just short Just Eat

The online takeaway platform has gobbled up as much of the market as it can, says Matthew Partridge.
28 Sep 2018
British stocks are unloved and undervalued
Stockmarkets

British stocks are unloved and undervalued

According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 28% of fund managers are underweight in UK stocks.
14 Sep 2018
If you'd invested in: Halma and Ophir
Stockmarkets

If you'd invested in: Halma and Ophir

Shares in hazard detection copay Halma have risen 158% in the past five years, while those in oil and gas firm Ophir have plunged.
14 Sep 2018
If you'd invested in: Tesco and Associated British Foods
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If you'd invested in: Tesco and Associated British Foods

Tesco has seen its market value rise almost 50% in a year, while AB Foods has seen shares slide despite a rise in profits.
27 Jul 2018
The trouble with index-tracking funds
Funds

The trouble with index-tracking funds

Index-tracking funds are great, cheap alternatives to their overpriced active cousins. But they aren’t flawless, says John Stepek.
29 Jun 2018
If you’d invested in: Ashtead Group and Esure
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If you’d invested in: Ashtead Group and Esure

Over the last decade, the shares of construction and industrial equipment rental firm Ashtead Group have risen by almost 2,700%.
22 Jun 2018
Halma: a matchless record of dividends
Features

Halma: a matchless record of dividends

Safety specialist Halma capped its remarkable run by entering the FTSE 100 – but more will come.
22 Jun 2018
FTSE 100
Glossary

FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 is Britain's 'blue-chip' stock index.But its makeup means it is more of a global index than a snapshot of UK plc.
25 May 2018
Don’t dismiss the Cape ratio
Investment strategy

Don’t dismiss the Cape ratio

It’s easy to criticise our favoured valuation measure, but investors ignore its track record at their peril, says John Stepek.
13 Apr 2018
Unilever leaves Britain
Stocks and shares

Unilever leaves Britain

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has chosen Rotterdam over London for its unified headquarters. Takeover threats and taxes played a part. Alice Gråhns re…
23 Mar 2018
If you’d invested in: TUI Group and BAT
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If you’d invested in: TUI Group and BAT

Tui revealed an 11.7% rise in annual turnover to €18.5bn, as well as 12% growth in underlying earnings to €1.1bn.
16 Mar 2018
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust: why sell out of a winning proposition?
Funds

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust: why sell out of a winning proposition?

James Anderson of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust takes Merryn Somerset Webb to task for advising MoneyWeek readers to sell some shares in his …
19 Jan 2018
Look abroad for income
Investment strategy

Look abroad for income

If you need income then it’s important to diversify, says John Stepek. Don’t just rely on the FTSE 100.
29 Oct 2017