Share tips

Picking good stocks can be tough, especially when markets are so volatile. How do you find companies? Do you stick with the traditionally safe blue chips or take a punt on riskier – but potentially more lucrative – small-cap stocks?

MoneyWeek's experts can cut through the confusing mess of financial information and home in on the best shares to buy for the future.

If you want to know what the country's financial writers are tipping, take a look at MoneyWeek's comprehensive guide to this week's share tips from the rest of the UK's financial press.

If you'd invested in: Intertek and Countrywide

Intertek, which inspects and certifies products for safety, has seen its shares rise by 55% this year. Estate agent Countrywide has had a much less satisfying 12 months.

Walmart fights off Amazon

Amazon looked set to cause trouble for traditional retail giant Walmart. But there’s life in the old dog yet, says Alice Gråhns.

Profit from the gold rush in data-mining

As new technologies become ever more sophisticated, we’re generating mind-boggling volumes of data. The firms capable of analysing big data are sitting on a gold mine, says Ben Judge.

This week in MoneyWeek: Buff up your profits as the world gets fit

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how the fitness industry can help tone up your portfolio; AIM finally makes its mark; and how to buy into the rise of the robots.

Finding the next Facebook

Professional investor Ruth Richards tips three venture capital trusts to buy. Not only are they tax efficient, you might just land the next tech giant.

If you’d invested in: Persimmon and Centrica

Persimmon is the UK’s second-largest housebuilder. In November, it said the total sales rate per site for the third quarter was in line with the same period last year.

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