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How FTSE 100 could attack new high

How FTSE 100 could attack new high

The old adage that investors should sell in May and come back in September is full of holes these days, and chartist Alistair Strang is optimistic about the blue-chip index.

16 shares for the future

16 shares for the future

Analyst Richard Beddard's Decision Engine gives 16 shares a score which suggests they are good long-term investments. He names them here.

AIM shares and their private equity backers

AIM shares and their private equity backers

Small-cap firms backed by private equity money have been regular visitors to AIM, and former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore believes there'll be another rush once the summer's over.

The week ahead: BT, Next, Morrisons

The week ahead: BT, Next, Morrisons

The City is shut Monday, but there's plenty to pack the remaining four-day week, with BT and Next reporting results and the Bank of England announcing its interest rate decision.

Why bitcoin and Ethereum are marching forward

Why bitcoin and Ethereum are marching forward

Cryptocurrencies are back in favour, and bitcoin is trading at around two-month highs. Gary McFarlane tells us why and provides all the latest news.

The Oil Man: Independent Oil & Gas

The Oil Man: Independent Oil & Gas

Independent oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. Here, he gives interactive investor his opinion on the sector's top stories.

HSBC: Short-term pain for long-term gain

HSBC: Short-term pain for long-term gain

The shares had a great April, but the shine has been wiped off HSBC following these first quarter results. Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, supplies the detail.

This 'buy and build' strategy ticks all the boxes

This 'buy and build' strategy ticks all the boxes

There are challenges ahead, but Richard Beddard names companies he thinks should prosper over the long term.

How FTSE 100 is on track to break 7,700

How FTSE 100 is on track to break 7,700

Yesterday might have finished on a low, however, the bigger continues to show signs of an attractive high. Chartist Alistair Strang analyses the current market movements.

Stockwatch: Buy or sell BP?

Stockwatch: Buy or sell BP?

Oil prices have rocketed in recent weeks, but investors are beginning to get twitchy. Edmond Jackson decides what to do and explains the rationale.

Go-Ahead savaged by doubting analyst

Go-Ahead savaged by doubting analyst

The train operator had halved in value before staging a fightback in February, but Graeme Evans has found one expert who's far from convinced.

The Oil Man: Savannah Petroleum, Ophir Energy, Bahamas Petroleum

The Oil Man: Savannah Petroleum, Ophir Energy, Bahamas Petroleum

Independent oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. Here, he gives interactive investor his opinion on the sector's top stories.

Why FTSE 100 is treading water

Why FTSE 100 is treading water

As the US and China begin talks aimed at averting a full-blown trade war, Lee Wild explains market reaction and what investors should watch for.

Smith & Nephew dives as chief exits

Smith & Nephew dives as chief exits

The outgoing chief executive has done wonders for the company, but there was little to celebrate in his last set of results, writes Graeme Evans.

Here's how cautious portfolios have done in 2018

Here's how cautious portfolios have done in 2018

A year on from inception, Holly Black runs through how our £100,000 portfolio designed for capital preservation has performed.  

Is this small-cap worth testing?

Is this small-cap worth testing?

This stem cell research company has experienced a volatile time of late. Alistair Strang goes under the microscope to see how things could develop.

Paddy Power extends losing streak

Paddy Power extends losing streak

They say the "bookie always wins", but the sector has taken a thumping recently, and Graeme Evans reports more bad news from Paddy Power.

10 fast-growing small-caps for fearless traders

10 fast-growing small-caps for fearless traders

In the wake of April's rally, Stockopedia's Ben Hobson has screened for the most exciting, fastest-moving small-cap stocks around. Here are his best ideas to play the theme.

Top stocks: Lloyds Bank, Tesco and Vodafone make the list

Top stocks: Lloyds Bank, Tesco and Vodafone make the list

One City big-hitter has drawn up a list of best ideas they that fit within five macro themes. Graeme Evans reveals which UK shares make the grade.

Weather-hit Direct Line still a dividend king

Weather-hit Direct Line still a dividend king

It took a knock from the recent cold snap, but Direct Line is still one of the best income stocks around and remains a City favourite, writes Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor.