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Fund to watch: Threadneedle Global Select
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 11:31

The aim of the Threadneedle Global Select fund is to achieve above-average capital growth by investing globally in a diversified portfolio of equities.

The Briefing: Global sector
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 11:21

Given the uncertainty in financial markets, there's little wonder that the IMA's Global sector remains one of the most popular among UK investors.

AIM's biggest dividend payers for 2015
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 10:09

AIM is home to growth companies, but there are large and sustainable dividend yields, too. We name the five tipped to generate average income of 8% in 2015.

 Stockwatch: "Look to buy" this share if wages rise
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 09:05

Our resident stockpicker thinks a generous dividend should underpin these high-yielding shares.

News Analysis

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Fri, 19th December 2014 - 14:08

To say that 2014 has been a tough year for investors in BP (LSE:BP) (NYSE: BP.US) is a huge understatement. After all, the company has had to endure a collapsing oil price, a Russian financial crisis that affects the value of its 20% stake in Russian operator, Rosneft, as well as continuing challenges regarding the fallout of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It's little wonder, therefore, that shares in BP have fallen by 16% since the turn of year.

Fri, 19th December 2014 - 14:00

The effect of a plummeting oil price has, needless to say, hammered investor appetite for the fossil fuel sector in recent months as earnings projections come under the cosh.

Given these concerns, today I am looking at three oil explorers whose ultra-low price could arguably have already factored in the impact of a worsening market imbalance and consequently could deliver plenty of shareholder upside.

Sirius Minerals secures South American sales
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 13:09

Sirius Minerals is successfully building a market for its product, which for now remains deep underground.

Fri, 19th December 2014 - 13:00

Today I am looking at why income chasers could be left disappointed by Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) (NYSE: LYG.US).

Capital strength a cause of concern

Despite the impact of extensive streamlining and cost-cutting at part-nationalised Lloyds, the business remains on a fragile financial footing as the fallout of the 2008/2009 financial crisis continues to haunt the business.

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.

  • Fri, 19th December 2014 - 07:55

    Software company EDP is struggling to raise revenue in a competitive market. It’s profitable, though, and the shares may be cheap if it can stop shipping customers.

  • Thu, 18th December 2014 - 09:30

    Treatt broke something of a curse in its full-year results published last week. Not only did it increase profit, it increased revenue, which had been flat for three years.

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