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HSBC finds itself in eye of the storm
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Bank stocks

HSBC finds itself in eye of the storm

HSBC, the global banking giant, is the worst hit of the high-street banks in Britain and is facing trouble elsewhere too. Matthew Partridge reports
6 Aug 2020
BP halves its dividend
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Income investing

BP halves its dividend

BP has announced a record quarterly loss for the three months to the end of June – $17.7bn – and cut its dividend in half.
6 Aug 2020
Don’t despair on dividends – these companies could be set to bring them back
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Income investing

Don’t despair on dividends – these companies could be set to bring them back

The value of dividends paid out by UK stocks has plummeted this year as companies “rebase” their payment policies. But things could soon start to look…
6 Aug 2020
Three mistakes to avoid when investing on Aim
Small cap stocks

Three mistakes to avoid when investing on Aim

Investing in Aim shares can produce spectacular returns. But as Michael Taylor of Shifting Shares explains, you have to have your wits about you.
5 Aug 2020
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Businesses must be bold if they want to survive
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UK Economy

Businesses must be bold if they want to survive

It’s a difficult time for companies, but battening down the hatches is the wrong approach, says Matthew Lynn.
2 Aug 2020
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IAG looking at ways to raise more cash
UK stockmarkets

IAG looking at ways to raise more cash

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), which owns British Airways, is looking to raise cash – its options include a rights issue or a share …
30 Jul 2020
Dividend investors face years of income devastation
Income investing

Dividend investors face years of income devastation

Dividend payments to shareholders fell by 57% in the second quarter of this year, and do not look like returning to their 2019 level until 2026.
24 Jul 2020

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Ocado: lockdown proves lucrative for online grocer
UK stockmarkets

Ocado: lockdown proves lucrative for online grocer

Online retailer Ocado has declared that it has seen “unprecedented demand” for online grocery shopping in the UK.
16 Jul 2020
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Buy into UK mid-cap stocks' recovery with this investment trust
Investment trusts

Buy into UK mid-cap stocks' recovery with this investment trust

Schroder's investment trust specialising in UK mid-cap stocks has an impressive long-term record and looks cheap
14 Jul 2020
Three ideas for Lloyds Bank's new boss
UK stockmarkets

Three ideas for Lloyds Bank's new boss

The Black Horse needs whipping into shape. A change at the top provides a great opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Jul 2020
Intu – the retail landlord laid low by coronavirus
UK stockmarkets

Intu – the retail landlord laid low by coronavirus

Covid-19 has plunged shopping-centre owner Intu into administration. But this crisis was years in the making. Matthew Partridge reports.
2 Jul 2020
Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets
UK stockmarkets

Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets

Merryn talks to fund manager Laura Foll about value, income yields and the UK market's underperformance, plus the benefits of smaller companies and th…
1 Jul 2020
UK stocks offer historic value
UK stockmarkets

UK stocks offer historic value

With global stockmarkets so expensive, UK stocks offer a rare pocket of value. 
28 Jun 2020
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Four ways to give London's Aim market a boost
UK stockmarkets

Four ways to give London's Aim market a boost

Aim, the LSE’s junior stockmarket, is celebrating its 25th birthday. It could do with a makeover, says Matthew Lynn.
21 Jun 2020
BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets
Energy stocks

BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets

The oil giant has ditched its conspicuously bullish outlook and written down the value of its assets. Will it cut its dividend too? Matthew Partridge …
18 Jun 2020
What leaving the EU means for your money
Brexit

What leaving the EU means for your money

We’ve finally left the European Union. It may seem like nothing has changed, but investors need to look at what it means for their portfolio right now…
15 Jun 2020
Airlines fight UK quarantine law
UK stockmarkets

Airlines fight UK quarantine law

British carriers have taken legal action against the new quarantine law for travellers, which could thwart the sector’s recovery.
11 Jun 2020
Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly
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Investing in the UK: the good, the bad and the ugly

The FTSE 100 has been in decline for a long time, while small and mid-cap stocks have outperformed, says Max King. Will the blue-chips bounce back?
9 Jun 2020
Global stockmarket bulls start to stampede
Stockmarkets

Global stockmarket bulls start to stampede

Global stockmarkets' rise suggest investors are optimistic that the economy is heading for better days. But bad earnings data could put their faith to…
5 Jun 2020
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Is this the end for Ted Baker?
UK stockmarkets

Is this the end for Ted Baker?

Ted Baker is sinking deeper and deeper into the mire.
4 Jun 2020
Look beyond profits to find firms that will go the distance
Investment strategy

Look beyond profits to find firms that will go the distance

When times are tough, a strong balance sheet is crucial if companies are to keep ticking over and bounce back. Richard Beddard explains the basics and…
4 Jun 2020
UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing
UK stockmarkets

UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing

The upheaval at HSBC has underscored banks’ poor prospects. Negative interest rates won’t make things any easier. Matthew Partridge reports
28 May 2020