Long ago – well, in 2017, but a lot has happened since then already – the FTSE 100 superficially performed rather anaemically (+7.6% for the year) when compared to many other global indices, especially the three main US indices (DJIA +25%, NASDAQ +28%) with the Hang Seng up there and the NIKKEI (+19%
There are some good growth stocks in the UK, in areas that have excellent trends as a tailwind, says David Buik.
The cliché of the perfect storm currently fits the fate of palladium perfectly, with its predecessor “an ill wind doing nobody any good” also in play. Ironically, the precious metal has been a major beneficiary of both storms in the U.S. as well as the emissions scandal brought to the world via VW.
The details around Brexit and its impact on the day-to-day economy matter, but with so little certainty and time slipping away, who should you believe?
Theresa May's declining popularity make the prospect of a Labour government all the more likely. David Buik looks at how the economy could look under Corbyn.
What was interesting about the global financial crisis and the subsequent implosion of the banking sector, is that it happened at a time of historically low interest rates. RBS, HBOS, Northern Rock and many more succumbed to a disastrous domino effect. The answer was to bail out the banks (apart from
You can profit, and with relatively little cash, from the companies who provide us with the goods and services we cannot be without.
First Provident Financial – a lender to the unbanked or those needing a touch of financial assistance before pay day – came a cropper with a news update that included a profit warning, a financial regulator investigation, a CEO resignation and a suspension of the dividend (only!).
It is already five months since Theresa May triggered Article 50, thereby serving the mandatory two years’ notice for Britain to leave the EU on 29 March, 2019. In that time there have been limited proposals formulated in terms of policy documentation – especially by the UK government. The word on
Advisers to US media giant Liberty Global are reported to be mulling over a potential takeover of Vodafone‘s UK arm, especially in the wake of chronic share price underperformance. Who is Liberty Global? Liberty Global is a £21.5 billion market cap international telecoms and media giant, and the largest
Ten years on from the financial crisis, analyst Chris Bailey believes the UK is in danger of repeating a number of its old mistakes.
The whole financial sector remains fraught with imponderable issues such as Brexit, with private equity particularly vulnerable, says Panmure Gordon's David Buik.
There are five issues to consider when making investment decisions on UK-based companies, says Panmure Gordon's David Buik.
People familiar with the matter are suggesting that not only is iconic US retailer Macy's in the sights of Amazon, but it has already turned down an offer of $38 a share.
The last two months will go down in the annals as one of the least inspiring and most debilitating periods of UK political history.
The biggest reaction came from the value of the British Pound which fell over 1.5% since the close of the US markets on Thursday.
Overall, the reaction of the global markets tells us that the interpretation of the UK General Election exit poll is that the Pound is going lower, Brexit will be potentially tougher to negotiate, internationally-oriented UK shares are going to be stronger.
The FTSE 100 has hit record highs of late. The question to ask though, is whether this is a rally worthy of champagne or merely sparkling wine?