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How to make the most of the currency effect

How to make the most of the currency effect

The extent to which currencies impact investors' portfolios is often overlooked. Sam Brown explains why currency movements are important for investors.

The week ahead: BHP Billiton, Cairn Energy

The week ahead: BHP Billiton, Cairn Energy

After a quieter week of reporting, the coming five days looks to be interesting, with under-fire miner BHP Billiton updating amid activist interest.

Re-assessing Games Workshop: Is it a buy?

Re-assessing Games Workshop: Is it a buy?

Having "laid into" Games Workshop 18 months ago, analyst Richard Beddard re-visits the investment case for a firm that's quadrupled since.

Two new AIM stocks worth buying

Two new AIM stocks worth buying

This year looks likely to be the second best for IPO fundraising on the UK's junior market. Former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore names two top newbies worth a second look.

How bitcoin quadrupled in price in six months

How bitcoin quadrupled in price in six months

With bitcoin trading at all-time highs for the second time this week and up 40% in August alone, Gary McFarlane considers the cryptocurrency's key drivers.

FTSE 100 gives up gains after Barcelona attack

FTSE 100 gives up gains after Barcelona attack

After five days spent making up for last week's losses, a terror attack in Barcelona dampened the FTSE 100's rally. David Brenchley rounds up the winners and losers.

BoE emergency interest rate cut: How's the economy shaping up?

BoE emergency interest rate cut: how's the economy shaping up?

One year on from the Bank of England cutting interest rates to a historic low 0.25%, Fidelity's Bill McQuaker assesses the current UK economic landscape and its outlook.

Key FTSE 100 levels for Friday

Key FTSE 100 levels for Friday

While the FTSE 100 closed Thursday ambiguously, chartist Alistair Strang has hopes that Friday will be an "upward day".

Stockwatch: An AIM share well-placed to weather a recession

Stockwatch: An AIM share well-placed to weather a recession

This stock isn't immune from setbacks, asserts Edmond Jackson, but it could provide investors with less volatile exposure to gold.

A FTSE 250 winner that keeps delivering

A FTSE 250 winner that keeps delivering

The boss of this mid cap has made a cool £20,000 in the space of a year, reports Graeme Evans - and more gains could be on their way.

Down 50% since March but still a 'buy'

Down 50% since March but still a 'buy'

This FTSE 250 pharma has seen half its value wiped off in just five months. But Graeme Evans finds one positive analyst tipping it up by 88%.

Are absolute return funds a better way to invest in an uncertain world?

Are absolute return funds a better way to invest in an uncertain world?

A popular choice among investors, absolute return funds have had their fair share of criticism. But Dzmitry Lipski picks the four best offerings in the sector.

Kingfisher plunges to fresh three-year low

Kingfisher plunges to fresh three-year low

B&Q owner Kingfisher's turnaround plan continues, but Graeme Evans finds the same cannot be said about current trading or the share price.

Checking the temperature of anti-globalisation

Checking the Temperature of Anti-Globalisation

The anti-globalisation revolt may have receded for now, but its causes are still unaddressed, says Nikola Grozdanovic at FXTM.

Five alternative investments for 5% plus yields

Five alternative investments for 5% plus yields

Investors' insatiable appetite for income has pushed many innovative income funds to lofty premiums, but Jennifer Hill finds a host of opportunities remain.

The Oil Man: Victoria Oil & Gas

The Oil Man: Victoria Oil & Gas

Oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. Here, he gives Interactive Investor his opinion on the sector's top stories.

Key government policy dampens enthusiasm for this insurer

Key government policy dampens enthusiasm for this insurer

This FTSE 100-listed insurer is still counting the costs of the Ogden discount change, leaving analysts lukewarm on the stock, says Graeme Evans.

These are the catalysts Sirius needs to double

These are the catalysts Sirius needs to double

The fact that Sirius Minerals' project is on time and on budget is encouraging, say analysts. Graeme Evans looks at the half-year numbers.

The Oil Man: Hunting, Empyrean Energy

The Oil Man: Hunting, Empyrean Energy

Oil industry analyst Malcolm Graham-Wood has seen it all. Here, he gives Interactive Investor his opinion on the sector's top stories.

Balfour sets sight on magic 300p level as turnaround continues

Balfour sets sight on magic 300p level as turnaround continues

Balfour Beatty continues to defy construction sector troubles, posting higher profits. Graeme Evans asks whether it will breach £3 for the first time since 2014.