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Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors
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Stockmarkets

Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors

Activist investors have a reputation as asset strippers, but they perform a valuable role, says Matthew Lynn
16 May 2021
Have emerging markets passed the Covid test?
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Have emerging markets passed the Covid test?

We examine how emerging markets are becoming an increasingly mainstream choice for investors.
14 May 2021
How to invest in biotechnology: the healthcare sector’s high-growth area
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Biotech stocks

How to invest in biotechnology: the healthcare sector’s high-growth area

Dr Mike Tubbs provides an overview of this thriving industry, whose latest triumphs include the Covid-19 vaccines. He examines the best investment str…
14 May 2021
Share tips of the week
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.
14 May 2021
Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies
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Biotech stocks

Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies

The US has suggested waiving drug companies’ vaccine patents to hasten the defeat of Covid-19, sending their share prices down.
14 May 2021
Why UK stocks won’t be cheap for much longer
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Why UK stocks won’t be cheap for much longer

The fading threat of negative interest rates, the resumption of dividends, and the rotation away from tech stocks towards cyclical businesses will all…
14 May 2021
Richard Marwood: dividends are back on the menu as earnings recover
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Richard Marwood: dividends are back on the menu as earnings recover

Merryn talks to Richard Marwood of Royal London Asset Management about which companies are recovering from the pandemic as people start spending again…
14 May 2021
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Why investors should start to think more short-term
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Why investors should start to think more short-term

For years, investors have poured money into growth stocks that promise future profits but no actual cash now. But as inflation threatens, now might be…
13 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
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Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
Why ESG investing is becoming the norm
ESG investing

Why ESG investing is becoming the norm

A lot of investors say they want to put their money into “ESG” funds. But unless you actively opt for a “sin” fund jammed full of companies behaving b…
10 May 2021
Big Tech is becoming Big Brother: a leviathan out of control
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Big Tech is becoming Big Brother: a leviathan out of control

With mounting influence over what we do, see, and even think, the technology giants are changing the world. It may not be long before the sector eclip…
7 May 2021
Troy's Gabrielle Boyle: for global companies, sustainability is just good business
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Troy's Gabrielle Boyle: for global companies, sustainability is just good business

Merryn talks to to Gabrielle Boyle of Troy Asset Management about the top quality global companies in her portfolio, and why those firms that invest i…
7 May 2021
South Korea’s economy shrugs off the pandemic
Emerging markets

South Korea’s economy shrugs off the pandemic

South Korea's GDP rose by 1.6% in the first quarter to surpass its level of late 2019. Growth for the full year could hit 4%.
7 May 2021
Tech stocks charge ahead
Tech stocks

Tech stocks charge ahead

The pandemic has catapulted Big Tech to new heights, with the five biggest tech companies taking in combined revenue of $322bn during the first three …
7 May 2021
Three Asian tech stocks that lead the way in innovation
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Three Asian tech stocks that lead the way in innovation

Professional investor Fay Ren of Cerno Capital highlights three of her favourite Asian tech stocks to buy now
7 May 2021
Share tips of the week
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.
7 May 2021
Martin Sorrell’s spat with WPP
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Martin Sorrell’s spat with WPP

Advertising giant WPP has cancelled a long-term share award to Martin Sorrell, its founder and former CEO, accusing him of leaking confidential client…
7 May 2021
Berkshire Hathaway's AGM: “Warren's Woodstock” turns ugly
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Berkshire Hathaway's AGM: “Warren's Woodstock” turns ugly

The successor to legendary investor Warren Buffett has finally been named. But discontent among Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders is spreading. Alex R…
6 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
Japan from a distance
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Japan from a distance

Matthew Brett, manager of the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust and the Baillie Gifford Japanese Fund, explains why distance needn’t mean disadvantage.
5 May 2021
Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise
Income investing

Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise

UK dividend payouts are ready to grow again, but this crisis has shown why income investors must diversify overseas.
3 May 2021
Micro-cap stocks: how to get huge returns from tiny firms
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Micro-cap stocks: how to get huge returns from tiny firms

Micro-cap stocks are often overlooked, but the British market has plenty of them and their potential is massive. Max King picks the best two investmen…
3 May 2021