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Investment Analysis

Fund to watch: Schroder Asian Income Maximiser
Tue, 27th January 2015 - 10:41

Providing income with the potential for capital growth is the main objective of the fund, celebrating its fifth anniversary in June 2015.

The Briefing: Asia Excluding Japan
Tue, 27th January 2015 - 10:31

Countries across the region are looking in pretty robust financial health with less debt than their counterparts in the West.

Stockwatch: A geared play to follow
Tue, 27th January 2015 - 09:46

This company stands a fair chance of a better 2015, reckons our resident stockpicker. Director buying and an MD with a 5% stake should be motivation enough.

Chart of the week: Royal Bank of Scotland - ideal trade at low risk
Mon, 26th January 2015 - 10:54

The RBS chart looks to be a classic set-up, and demonstrates the awesome power of tramlines. Our resident technical analyst has spotted an ideal trade at low risk.

News Analysis

Tue, 27th January 2015 - 16:45

Were you the buffoon who bought shares in BP?
Were you tempted to take a punt on Premier Oil?
Do you feel like a sucker because you put your money into Soco International?
Don't worry - you're in extremely good company.
All the experts in oil were just as confounded.
Consider yourself an expert!

Tue, 27th January 2015 - 16:05

Today I am looking at three arms builders which could take pride of place in any investor's shares portfolio.

QinetiQ Group

Shares in defence giant QinetiQ (LSE:QQ) have endured a torrid time after chief executive Leo Quinn announced his resignation back in October. The architect of the company's revival was always going to be a hard act to follow, and subsequent worries over the future direction of QinetiQ have caused prices to slip 13% lower since then.

Tue, 27th January 2015 - 15:15

Standard Chartered

Although the Asian economy is perhaps growing at a slightly slower pace than many investors expected, it still has huge long-term potential. That's a major reason why Asia-focused bank, Standard Chartered (LSE:STAN) (NASDAQOTH: SCBFF.US), seems to be well-worth buying at the present time, as demand for new loans is forecast to grow significantly in Asia over the long run.

Global expansion goes smoothly for Costello Medical
Tue, 27th January 2015 - 14:47
Cambridge-based Costello Medical Consulting provides specialised market access and medical communication services to the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

  • Tue, 27th January 2015 - 10:03

    The robust businesses of ITE, a trade show organiser operating predominantly in Russia and neighbouring states, are being tested, almost to the max.

  • Mon, 26th January 2015 - 13:30

    Investors are paying quite a high price for current earnings, perhaps because they see many years of steady but unspectacular growth ahead.

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