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Is Euro car boom out of juice?
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 16:42

European car showrooms are busier than they have been for years, but there are concerns that growth may slow with implications for UK suppliers.

Chart of the week: Barclays sell-off over?
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 11:07

After heavy selling at Barclays on the way down, our technical analyst discusses whether a reversal of the negative trend is imminent.

Short-term buying opportunity
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 10:10

Lance Roberts at STA Wealth Management gives both a short and long-term outlook for equity markets.

When will misbehaving banks learn?
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 09:00

The FCA must start laying charges against the "untouchables" who show no regard for the rule book, says Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts.

News Analysis

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Mon, 24th November 2014 - 17:40

Today BT (LSE:BT-A) (NYSE: BT.US) announced it is in "preliminary stage" talks with shareholders in two UK mobile network operators, including O2, with regards to it purchasing their UK mobile arms.

City fattens up Cranswick forecasts
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 16:50

Cranswick did well in the first half and is a core holding, according to one City scribbler.

Mon, 24th November 2014 - 15:36

If you're an investor in high-risk growth companies, you might not be feeling too good right now -- not if you invested in Quindell and Blinkx (LSE:BLNX) at least.

I went for both of them for the Fool's Beginners' Portfolio, though at least it wasn't with real money (although professionally it still hurts). I dumped Quindell very quickly for what seemed like obvious reasons, but Blinkx is my other growth loser.

2014 a "vintage" year for the UK tech sector
Mon, 24th November 2014 - 14:59

The UK tech sector will be defined not by the number of small start-ups but by the number of businesses that achieve genuine scale, create employment and develop skills, and execute successful exits. 

Share Sleuth Blog

Share Sleuth

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

  • Mon, 24th November 2014 - 10:52

    Animalcare is a good company at an attractive price. Two good reasons to add it to the portfolio.

  • Fri, 21st November 2014 - 11:45

    Falling turnover and profit at Fenner are a symptom of temporary weakness in coal prices and the global economy, but attempts to reduce carbon emissions may pose a permanent threat.

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