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Build profits with this industrial equipment rentals company

United Rentals is poised to benefit from higher spending on infrastructure. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to play it.
26 Feb 2020
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Boeing's share price plummets: here's how to play it

Boeing shares have fallen by a third this year. But there could be worse to come. Matthew Partridge explains how traders should play it
10 Feb 2020
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How my 2019 spreadbetting tips fared

Matthew Partridge reviews performance of his 2019 spreadbetting tips. This year’s winners include Bellway, JD Sports and Taylor Wimpey.
17 Dec 2019
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Betting on politics: some safe Labour bets

Matthew Partridge outlines a few flutters on what should be safe Labour seats in the general election.
10 Dec 2019
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DS Smith will deliver: here's how to play the share price

Packaging group DS Smith is profiting from the online retail boom. Matthew Partridge explains how traders can play the share price.
3 Dec 2019
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Betting on politics: don't put your money on the SNP

Scottish voters are strongly opposed to another independence referendum, says Matthew Partridge. That opens up a few tasty punts against he SNP.
29 Nov 2019
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How derivatives can widen your market horizons

Certain alternative asset classes and strategies are tricky for private investors to access. Using derivatives – with caution – is one way to level th…
29 Nov 2019
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Betting on politics: two parliamentary seats worth a punt on

Matthew Partridge takes a look at the odds on two seats up for grabs in the next general election.
22 Oct 2019

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IAG shares will regain altitude – here's how to play it

IAG's business is fundamentally sound, and the current turbulence being experienced by BA should soon pass.
8 Oct 2019
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Betting on politics: the odds on Trump being impeached

Punters have swung firmly behind the idea of Donald Trump being impeached by at least one House of Congress. Matthew Partridge looks into the latest o…
7 Oct 2019
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VW shares are ready to motor – here's how to play them

German carmaker VW is putting the emissions scandal behind it, says Matthew Partridge. Traders should go long.
24 Sep 2019
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Betting on politics: how many seats can each party win in a general election?

Markets are now open on the number of seats that each individual party could win at the next election. Matthew Partridge takes a look at the odds.
23 Sep 2019
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Ted Baker shares are a bargain – here's how to play them

The sharp decline in Ted Baker shares looks excessive, say Matthew Partridge. 
10 Sep 2019
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Uber is underpowered

The ride-hailing app is still bleeding red ink and looks absurdly overvalued, says Matthew Partridge.
27 Aug 2019
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Bausch Health: an ex-sinner to buy now

Pharmaceutical firm Bausch Health, formerly known as Valeant, is putting a dodgy past behind it.
13 Aug 2019
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Switch off the TV and short Netflix

Netflix's rivals are investing heavily in content, making the streaming pioneer’s life harder. Traders should go short.
29 Jul 2019
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Another bubble in bitcoin for traders to short

This surge in the bitcoin price seems no more likely to endure than the last one, says Matthew Partridge.
16 Jul 2019
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Why investors should spit out Beyond Meat

Competitors will nibble away at vegan-burger maker Beyond Meat's market share – and it is absurdly overpriced.
2 Jul 2019
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Betting on politics: the odds on the next Conservative leader

With the contest to become the next Conservative leader heating up, punters are pouring money into the betting exchanges. Matthew Partridge weighs up …
13 Jun 2019
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Another bite at shorting Just Eat

Despite the recent fall in its share price, Just Eat is still valued at 38 times 2020 earnings. That seems optimistic, says Matthew Partridge.
4 Jun 2019
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Short Zoom – it has zero appeal

Investors are far too excited about videoconferencing group Zoom Video Communications, says Matthew Partridge.
21 May 2019
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Pinterest: overhyped and overpriced

Pinterest, the digital pinboard, is eye-waveringly expensive, says Matthew Partridge. An ideal candidate for shorting.
7 May 2019
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Superdry is super cheap

The upheaval in the Superdry boardroom has obscured a healthy business.
22 Apr 2019

Betting on politics: the European elections

With the European elections coming up, Matthew Partridge weighs the odds to see which party is the favourite to grab the most seats – providing they g…
12 Apr 2019
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Betting on politics: the North of Tyne mayor

Matthew Partridge turns his attention to the forthcoming mayoral election in the North of Tyne combined area, due to take place in May.
2 Apr 2019
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Somero: trading this overlooked bargain

Mechanical-screed maker Somero dominates its niche and is attractively valued. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to trade it.
26 Mar 2019
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Tesla's share price is overdue a crash

Electric carmaker Tesla’s shares have defied gravity for too long, says Matthew Partridge.
12 Mar 2019
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Bargain-basement Bellway

The housing market is wobbly – but housebuilder Bellway has solid foundations, says Matthew Partridge.
26 Feb 2019
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Recruitment is just the job for traders

Specialist recruitment firm Hays is geographically diversified and cheap, says Matthew Partridge.
25 Jan 2019
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JD Sports is ready to run

Retailer JD Sports could buck the sector trend and looks attractively valued, says Matthew Partridge.
11 Jan 2019
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Rightmove will go wrong

Rightmove, the online property portal, is too pricey given the poor outlook for housing.
7 Dec 2018
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Trading: go long John Laing

Infrastructure specialist John Laing is an efficient operator with room to grow, says Matthew Partridge.
23 Nov 2018
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Betting on politics: Good news from the US mid-term elections

Earlier this week we received some good news. I had all but written off my bet on Kyrsten Sinema being elected senator for Arizona. However, it appear…
16 Nov 2018
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Betting on politics: US mid-term election results

Matthew Partridge reviews his performance betting on the US mid-term elections – with mixed results.
9 Nov 2018
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Curtain up at Cineworld

Cineworld, the cinema chain, has shrugged off sector weakness and has room to grow, says Matthew Partridge.
9 Nov 2018
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Fresh challenge to Weis

The medium-sized US grocer faces stiff competition and should be sold short.
26 Oct 2018
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Set sail for profits with Saga

Saga, the travel and insurance brand, will profit from an ageing population, says Matthew Partridge.
12 Oct 2018
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Just short Just Eat

The online takeaway platform has gobbled up as much of the market as it can, says Matthew Partridge.
28 Sep 2018
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Betting on politics: US mid-term election markets are increasing

The number of markets available to bet on the outcome of the US mid-term elections is increasing, but liquidity remains a problem.
7 Sep 2018
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Time to throw out Twitter

Twitter is absurdly overvalued and vulnerable to the social-media backlash, says Matthew Partridge.
31 Aug 2018
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Netflix is flying too high

The online streaming giant is vastly overpriced and its growth is slowing, says Matthew Partridge.
17 Aug 2018
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Take a punt on Premier Oil

Oil explorer Premier Oil, back from the brink, is now a cheap turnaround play, says Matthew Partridge.
3 Aug 2018
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Shire: a tempting buy-out bet

Pharmaceuticals firm Shire is set to be taken over – but it’s cheap even if the deal fails.
20 Jul 2018
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Next: the pick of the high street

Many UK retailers are in dire trouble, but Next is beating expectations, says Matthew Partridge.
6 Jul 2018
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This wizzy airline's shares have further to climb

WizzAir, the budget airline based in Hungary, is targeting underserved areas in growing economies. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play its su…
8 Jun 2018
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Redrow: an attractive homebuilder

Redrow stands to benefit from liberal planning laws and pressure to build more, says Matthew Partridge.
25 May 2018

Betting on politics: who will win the Lewisham East by-election?

Matthew Partridge casts an eye over the odds for the candidates in the Lewisham East by-election.
18 May 2018
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Greene King: a pub chain going cheap

You should take advantage of the good cheer on offer at Greene King, says Matthew Partridge.
13 Apr 2018
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New limits on leverage

Incoming European rules will crack down on spread betting, says Matthew Partridge.
30 Mar 2018