Investors have pulled billions out of UK equity funds since the Brexit referendum in June 2016. This spells opportunity for long-term investors.
UK blue-chip stocks are surging ahead. But the FTSE 100 offers a tasty yield and remains very reasonably priced compared with its major counterparts.
Shares in online grocer Ocado – hated by investors – suddenly spiked. It shows what can happen when sentiment turns, and holds a lesson for the broader UK market.
Two years ago telecoms giant BT looked on top of the world. But since then the sprawling business has underperformed. Alice Gråhns reports.
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank is aiming to snap up Virgin Money. Will the merged firm be more of a threat to the big banks? Alice Gråhns reports.
Mergers are not bad in themselves, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but the current scale of activity is alienating investors and damaging shareholder capitalism.
The Sainsbury’s-Asda merger was a surprise, but the reasoning behind it is sound, says Matthew Lynn. More are on the way.
A merged Sainsbury’s and Asda would pose a powerful joint challenge to Tesco. But the deal raises serious competition concerns. Alex Rankine reports.
… but that could be good news for canny investors, says Jonathan Compton. Things can hardly be expected to get any worse, and the tidbits are looking cheap.
As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.
If you’d held it since 1999 and reinvested all your dividends, your money would have increased by a factor of 2.5, as the progress of the FTSE Total Return index shows.