UK stock markets

Steve Eisman: I'll short Britain if Corbyn gets in

Steve Eisman has a basket of about 50 stocks he would short if Britain ends up with a “Trotskyite” prime minister.

London: the world’s stockmarket

London could become home to a truly global stock exchange – but only if we welcome exotic and risky flotations, says Matthew Lynn.

Why Unilever will have to Remain

Unilever, the consumer-goods giant, is staying in the UK after all. That tells us something important about Brexit, says Matthew Lynn.

Unilever and the erosion of shareholder democracy

The way Unilever went about planning the vote on moving its head office out of the UK wasn’t normal and it wasn’t right, says Merry Somerset Webb.

Two winning stocks from Britain’s bargain basement market

UK stocks may linger in the bargain basement, but this gives long-term investors an opportunity to stock up.

Tesco’s tectonic shift

Tesco is launching its own version of Aldi and Lidl – but cashing in on the fast-growing discount sector won’t be easy.

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.

Is the department store doomed? Don’t count on it

Department stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and others, are in trouble. But history shows this retail format has the capacity to reinvent itself and bounce back, says Max King.

Ryanair hits an air pocket

No-frills airline Ryanair is juggling spending increases with a long-term rise in labour costs. That’s bad news for its business model.

The undervalued gems on the market

Fewer analysts and corporate raiders means many firms are sitting on gold mines no one knows about, says Matthew Lynn.

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