Analysis & Opinion


The week ahead: Whitbread, IAG
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 17:30

Next week we'll have first-half results from hotels and coffee giant Whitbread, and investors' beady eyes will be on third-quarter numbers from British Airways owner IAG.

Share of the week: A 'must own' company
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 16:17

Fierce competition amid a slump in power prices smashed this company in 2014, but the worm has turned. The share price has too, writes Harriet Mann.

21 years' worth of investors' fund picks revealed
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 15:30

Rebecca O'Keeffe looks back through two decades of ii investing to see which funds our clients have favoured most over 21 years of evolving markets, boom and bust.

Train: Why technology will drive long-term FTSE returns
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 15:30

The FTSE All-Share will keep delivering strong returns, says star fund manager Nick Train - and it'll all be powered by firms we haven't even heard of yet.

Company News

Highest-yielding investment trust sectors revealed
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 15:40

A newly released list of the biggest-yielding investment company sectors reveals many trading on a premium, but the tasty top performer has a discount, reports Marina Gerner.

 Acacia Mining resumes incredible rally gold miner africa earnings gold price
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 12:37

It's been a star performer this year, up fourfold at one stage, but after a brief relapse the shares are on the move again, writes Harriet Mann.

BAT and Reynolds to create £130bn colossus tobacco merger Lucky Strike
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 12:06

BAT buying the bit of Reynolds American it doesn't already own will create the world's largest listed tobacco company. Lee Wild explains the thinking behind it.

Dividends in danger? 11 shares with big pension deficits
Fri, 21st October 2016 - 11:10

As the pensions deficit time bomb ticks on, investors fear firms with the biggest black holes will scrap dividends to fill them. Kyle Caldwell names 11 of those most at risk.

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Share Sleuth

Share Sleuth is the online diary of value investor and companies editor Richard Beddard, including research notes, watchlist and a model portfolio.

Breaking Market News

Updated: 17 hours 41 min ago

The blue chip index fell into the red after earlier gains as US investor sentiment soured on the British American Tobacco (BATS) deal.

The FTSE 100 closed 0.1% lower at 7,020.