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The week ahead: Sky, Paragon, IG Group

The week ahead: Sky, Paragon, IG Group

Next week promises updates from Sky, online spreadbetting firm IG Group and finance group Paragon.

Why resurgent AIM could keep rising

Why resurgent AIM could keep rising   alternative investment best performers

AIM is flying, but Andrew Hore believes it could do even better. Here, the former AIM writer of the year tells us what's driving the market and how you could have made1,540% in less than a year. 

Share of the week: Halfords back in fast lane?

Share of the week: Halfords back in fast lane?

After an unimpressive six months, the high street bike and car parts retailer is back in the saddle. Harriet Mann tells us why it's her top stock this week.

10 UK fund and trust tips for 2017

10 UK fund and trust tips for 2017

Money Observer's panels of collective investment experts offer up their picks for UK-focused funds and investment trusts to outperform this year.

Bargain hunter: Cheap trust at widest discount in four years

Bargain hunter: Cheap trust at widest discount in four years

Investment trust bargain hunter Kyle Caldwell profiles a smaller companies trust with a strong five-year record, a progressive dividend policy and at a substantial discount.

A company tipped to prosper

A company tipped to prosper Victrex polymer plastic dental PEEK

It's making big money from high-tech composite material despite weakness in two key markets. Analyst Richard Beddard believes this company should deliver its ambitious goals.

Trump inauguration is reality check for markets

Trump inauguration is reality check for markets

Ten weeks after his shock election win, Donald Trump will be sworn in as US president Friday. Lee Wild assesses reaction in the City and where we go from here.

Insider: Heavy trading by AIM chiefs

Insider: Heavy trading by AIM chiefs

There's been buying this week at James Bond defence firm Qinetiq, reports Lee Wild, while a City big-hitter is selling and management bets a little-known tiddler will do great things.

Stockwatch: Record high increasingly likely

Stockwatch: Record high increasingly likely

Edmond Jackson has a soft spot for this successful share tip. A new boss joins soon, which refreshes the story here and tees the stock up for another run at a record high.

Portfolio manager: Why now is time to be optimistic

Portfolio manager: Why now is time to be optimistic

Investors have many worries this year, but gloomy forecasts have a way of being wrong - and investments in these key areas will only get better, says Douglas Chadwick.

Three big charts and FTSE 100 analysis

Three big charts and FTSE 100 analysis trends targets technical

There are three interesting ideas on technical analyst Alistair Strang's mind - FTSE, Capita and sterling. He analyses the charts of all three here.

Five shares for the watchlist

Five shares for the watchlist key valuations profitability sales earnings yield

Companies analyst Richard Beddard trawls through corporate results to pick great stocks for his portfolio. Here he profiles five of the most interesting candidates.

The Oil Man: Sound Energy

The Oil Man: Sound Energy

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

Sirius Minerals: Dates for your diary

Sirius Minerals: Dates for your diary polyhalite mine building project shares

We'll be hearing more regularly from Sirius Minerals in future, management has confirmed. Lee Wild has the big dates to mark on your calendar.

20 fund and trust tips for 2017

20 fund and trust tips for 2017

Money Observer's panels of collective investment experts reveal their 20 favourite funds and trusts, targeting both growth and income from around the globe.

Royal Mail shares dumped to 11-month low

Royal Mail shares dumped to 11-month low

Shareholders quick to sell following the IPO cleaned up, but it's been a nerve-jangler for those who stayed. Harriet Mann looks at why Royal Mail shares keep falling.

Four £1 million portfolio strategies

Four £1 million portfolio strategies quality value growth momentum stock screen

It's claimed this new screening system can identify hidden gems, takeover targets or debt traps. Analysts have also built £1m quality, growth, value and momentum portfolios. Lee Wild has the results.

After the Trump rally, all the risk is on the downside

After the Trump rally, all the risk is on the downside

Stockmarkets have flown on optimism over Trumponomics, but economic reality will cut the honeymoon, says Ceri Jones. Here are the portfolio changes she's making in preparation.

Here's the near-term trigger level for Lloyds shares

Here's the Lloyds share technical analysis trends targets triggers

Lloyds is inching toward chartist Alistair Strang's near-term trigger level. Hitting these numbers, he says, should get the party started.

Neil Woodford reveals latest trades

Neil Woodford reveals latest trades

Disappointed with his fund's performance in 2016, Neil Woodford has been buying and selling shares over the past month. Here, Lee Wild confirms which ones.