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The week ahead: Jobs data is potential flashpoint

The week ahead: Jobs data is potential flashpoint

There's a smattering of company reports pencilled in for the second four-day week of May, so unless we see some unscheduled updates, US jobs data will be the main focus.

The world's 10 biggest dividend payers

The world's 10 biggest dividend payers

Global dividend payments reached a record high in the first quarter of 2018 , but which individual shares paid the most? Tom Bailey reveals all.

Anpario: Gearing up for growth

Anpario: Gearing up for growth

There any plenty of reasons to be bullish about this animal feed specialist. Here's what companies analyst Richard Beddard thinks. 

Why bitcoin bulls are running for cover

Why bitcoin bulls are running for cover

In a terrible month for bitcoin, interactive investor's award-winning cryptocurrency writer Gary McFarlane discusses what's moving crypto prices and why.

Stockwatch: 20% potential upside and 7% yield

Stockwatch: 20% potential upside and 7% yield

This share is cheap, offers a knockout dividend and could be in a recovery trend after a near three-year fall, argues Edmond Jackson.

FTSE 100: Here's how to determine a real bounce

FTSE 100: Here's how to determine a real bounce

A day after the bulls retreated as Trump scrapped an historic meeting with North Korea, chartist Alistair Strang takes a look at implications for UK shares.

Electrocomponents makes new record and could keep going

Electrocomponents makes new record and could keep going

Its share price has quadrupled since autumn 2015 and has just surged 13% to a fresh peak. Graeme Evans discusses where next for the tech supplier.

Should you believe the hype at TalkTalk?

Should you believe the hype at TalkTalk?

For investors on the trail of a potential turnaround stock, the story doesn't get much more intriguing than TalkTalk Telecom, writes Graeme Evans.

The FTSE 100, Tate & Lyle, Go-Ahead and Daily Mail

The FTSE 100, Tate & Lyle, Go-Ahead and Daily Mail

Markets have suffered an attack of vertigo, and some big-name stocks are swinging both ways. Lee Wild, head of equity strategy at interactive investor, gives his view.

Weak dollar drives record dividend payments

Weak dollar drives record dividend payments

A weak dollar pushed up dividend payments. For some regions, this masked much weaker underlying growth. Tom Bailey reports.

When investing small sums pays off

When investing small sums pays off

DIY Investor Toolkit: Here's how far £100 a month can go in the stockmarket over five years. Marina Gerner illustrates how you can build your wealth with a small budget.

Kingfisher optimists trigger rebound

Kingfisher optimists trigger rebound

After a poor reaction to Kingfisher's latest numbers, the share price is back in the blue. Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, talks us through the detail. 

Here's where Lloyds Bank shares must bounce

Here's where Lloyds Bank shares must bounce

This year has been disappointing for the banking giant, so chartist Alistair Strang runs the software to identify the next springboard for it's share price.

Two mid-caps on the recovery trail

Two mid-caps on the recovery trail

Both companies have struggled, but buyers returned in droves on a day when the wider market is nursing big losses, writes Graeme Evans.

11 eye-catching growth shares that won't cost investors the earth

11 eye-catching growth shares that won't cost investors the earth

This screen is currently the top performing strategy over the past five years, according to Stockopedia's Ben Hobson. Here are some of the best value growth stocks to play the theme.

Softcat repays investor faith in spades

Softcat repays investor faith in spades

We covered Softcat pre-IPO and liked the look of it. The share price has tripled since, and Graeme Evans reports on a 50th consecutive quarter of growth.

Dividend king M&S rallies on major overhaul

Dividend king M&S rallies on major overhaul

With its share price near a four-month high after flagging big changes and unchanged dividend, Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, explains what's going on at Marks.

Does boom in share buybacks really signal market top?

Does boom in share buybacks really signal market top?

Share buybacks in the US are on track to hit a record high in 2018, if first quarter share purchases are anything to go by. Tom Bailey looks at one of the most contentious topics in finance.

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

They're cheap and have been a particularly cheerful investment during this bull run. Marina Gerner reveals the most popular passive investments of the year so far.

Prospects for an AIM share already up 750% this month

Prospects for an AIM share already up 750% this month

This share price has soared from 1p to 8.5p following a ruling which could legalise sports betting in the US. Chartist Alistair Strang runs the numbers to see how far it could go.