Plans are afoot for a new stockmarket for Scotland, which will only list companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. It’s a neat idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Shares at construction and outsourcing contractor Kier Group have taken a nosedive. Matthew Partridge examines why and asks if now is a good time to buy.
The European Parliamentary elections and PM Theresa May’s resignation have opened up a path to power for a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn, and he’s not exactly investor-friendly, says John Stepek.
Avon Rubber, the breathing and dairy farming equipment maker, has a promising future , says Richard Beddard.
Investors have deserted UK stocks en masse. But the FTSE 100 is one of the most attractive markets in the world for income-seekers.
Over a decade after the financial crisis, investors are still reluctant to consider British banks. But their worries are overblown and the stocks are cheap, says Matthew Partridge.
Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.
The FTSE 100 is yielding more than double America’s S&P 500 index. But it’s not just blue-chip multinationals that are cheap. Domestically orientated British stocks are, too.
Last August the S&P’s bull market became the longest since World War II. Pundits have been predicting its end for some time now, but the economic backdrop suggests that there is no immediate reason to be bearish.
Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
Investors have plenty to worry about, but the end of the world is not nigh, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just position your portfolio accordingly.