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Investment Analysis

Best of the boards: Solo Oil, Tesco and Quindell
Fri, 24th October 2014 - 16:28

In this week's best of the boards, Interactive Investor takes a look at what its users have been saying on the discussion boards.

BP and Shell under the microscope
Fri, 24th October 2014 - 16:00

Its results time for the oil heavyweights, so it pays to know what the market expects from this downtrodden sector.

Which way next for FTSE 100?
Fri, 24th October 2014 - 15:49

After a serious buffeting in recent weeks, global stockmarkets have at least stopped falling. One City broker is confident it knows which way the market is heading next.

When selling AIM winners works
Fri, 24th October 2014 - 09:11

A certain prize at the annual AIM Awards has often proved a kiss of death for the winner. We reveal who has cause to worry this year.

News Analysis

Sat, 25th October 2014 - 07:43

Now, we know things aren't going too well for our supermarkets, especially as we have just heard that the hole in first-half accounts at Tesco (LSE:TSCO) (NASDAQOTH: TSCDY.US) is bigger than expected and that chairman Sir Richard Broadbent is leaving.

And that news may well justify Tesco's share price having fallen to a 52-week low. It slipped as far as 164p on 24 October, for a devastating 54% fall over 12 months. But it's not just Tesco.

Sat, 25th October 2014 - 07:24

royal dutch shellRoyal Dutch Shell's (LSE:RDSB) (NYSE: RDS-B.US) third-quarter results are due out at the end of the month. With a bit of luck they'll show the firm progressing nicely towards the 41% earnings' uplift City analysts are expecting for 2014.

Sat, 25th October 2014 - 06:44


The phrase 'don't put all your eggs in one basket' comes to mind when I think of Unilever (LSE:ULVR) (NYSE: UL.US).

Last year more than half of Unilever's turnover came from emerging markets including China, Brazil, India, Indonesia and Russia. It was a winning cocktail of countries for the goods maker.

Fri, 24th October 2014 - 18:13

RBSI've been looking at the total returns from some of out most popular FTSE 100 stocks over the past decade, and the banks have been some of the most traumatic.

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.

  • Thu, 23rd October 2014 - 11:32

    This week: James Halstead, conviction investments, and the “thought virus” that’s attacking a weakened global economic immune system.

  • Wed, 22nd October 2014 - 13:15

    On Tuesday, Share Sleuth doubled up on its holding of Sagentia. It was a mistake. But it should end well.

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