Esure trade ticks all the boxes

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Will this long trade on car insurer Esure play out in the next four days? Technical analyst Alistair Strang hopes so.

Stockwatch: Still a sound bet

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This mega-merger creates an industry leader and an improving story. Edmond Jackson thinks the shares are worth accumulating if management keeps hitting targets.

How Gulf Keystone can avoid 'death by spike'

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Technical analyst Alistair Strang thinks the ravaged oil firm's share price could stage a spike - but at the risk of becoming a true horror story. Here are the vital numbers.

Fund profile: BlackRock UK Income

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This 30-year-old 'value' fund has seriously outperformed its sector the last three years. Marina Gerner gets the low-down on how it works and why it's invested in Lloyds.

My recipe to beat the market

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The S&P 500 is a difficult index to gain an edge on, but James Hackman at Neptune believes he has found the recipe to outperform over the medium- to long-term.

Chance for quick profit on Debenhams?

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Technical analyst Alistair Strang thinks he's spotted an opportunity to quickly make a few pence shorting Debenhams, but how?

Chart of the week: Watch this breakout

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In the space of just a few days, the outlook for this share has switched from bearish to potentially very bullish. Technical analyst John Burford discusses the next big move.

Oversold, or market top?

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While the market is currently holding support, this is the normal process of a market top in progress, believes money manager Lance Roberts.

How FTSE 100 can reach clear air

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There's not much work needed to get the rangebound FTSE 100 into clear air again, reckons analyst Alistair Strang, who reveals this week's key numbers for the blue-chip index.

The week ahead: Dixons Carphone, M&S, Wizz Air, Severn Trent

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We profile four London-listed companies before their results next week, including M&S, Dixons Carphone and Severn Trent.