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Edmond Jackson's Stockwatch: Are Begbies Traynor shares rated too cautiously?
Fri, 18th April 2014 - 00:00

Begbies Traynor shares are attractive as part of a diversified income share portfolio, with scope to surprise on the upside.

The Briefing: Specialist sector
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 15:41

The way to use Specialist differs from one of the other sectors where all the portfolios will pursue the same broad goals making it far easier to select a suitable fund.

European equities continue to perform in Tactical Asset Allocator
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 11:44

The experts are almost unanimous: that the UK is in for a solid bull market. Sarasin & Partners says annual equity returns of 12% are not unrealistic over the next few years.

It bases its model on conservative assumptions, such as a dividend yield of 2.5% (an estimate that excludes share buybacks, which reduce the number of shares in circulation and therefore boost payout per share), real dividend growth of 3.5% (also understated compared with the IMF's forecast GDP growth of 3.8%) and inflation using forecasts based on a figure of 2.5%.

Energy inquiry could damage Active Income portfolio returns
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 10:10

The government's decision in March to refer the big six energy providers to the CMA risks damaging the active income portfolio's returns.

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Fund to watch: Jupiter India
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 16:26

The manager of the Jupiter India fund focuses on finding stocks with strong growth prospects that haven't been priced fully by the market.

Investors hail Caza results
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 15:12

Caza Oil and Gas has announced that production rates are "steady" at one of its West Copperline wells.

Could these out-of-favour funds rise again in 2014
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 15:01

In recent years investors who have chosen relatively unpopular areas such as Europe, Japan or property are now reaping the benefits.

Prestbury Investments to float as REIT
Thu, 17th April 2014 - 14:47

Nick Leslau and Sir Tom Hunter will float their £1.5 billion property portfolio, Prestbury Investments, on AIM.

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, 17th April 2014 - 09:32

    This week: What triggers Share Sleuth. Also, portfolio news, analysis, and Academics v. analysts: MAFFIA take on the quantitative charlatans and three academics expose incompetent analysis.

  • Thu, 17th April 2014 - 08:42

    Tuesday's announcement that fastener manufacturer Trifast expects it has entered its new financial year with nil debt is a vindication of management's strategy and a lesson for value investors.

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