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Weak dollar drives record dividend payments

Weak dollar drives record dividend payments

A weak dollar pushed up dividend payments. For some regions, this masked much weaker underlying growth. Tom Bailey reports.

When investing small sums pays off

When investing small sums pays off

DIY Investor Toolkit: Here's how far £100 a month can go in the stockmarket over five years. Marina Gerner illustrates how you can build your wealth with a small budget.

Here's where Lloyds Bank shares must bounce

Here's where Lloyds Bank shares must bounce

This year has been disappointing for the banking giant, so chartist Alistair Strang runs the software to identify the next springboard for it's share price.

11 eye-catching growth shares that won't cost investors the earth

11 eye-catching growth shares that won't cost investors the earth

This screen is currently the top performing strategy over the past five years, according to Stockopedia's Ben Hobson. Here are some of the best value growth stocks to play the theme.

Softcat repays investor faith in spades

Softcat repays investor faith in spades

We covered Softcat pre-IPO and liked the look of it. The share price has tripled since, and Graeme Evans reports on a 50th consecutive quarter of growth.

Does boom in share buybacks really signal market top?

Does boom in share buybacks really signal market top?

Share buybacks in the US are on track to hit a record high in 2018, if first quarter share purchases are anything to go by. Tom Bailey looks at one of the most contentious topics in finance.

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

They're cheap and have been a particularly cheerful investment during this bull run. Marina Gerner reveals the most popular passive investments of the year so far.

Prospects for an AIM share already up 750% this month

Prospects for an AIM share already up 750% this month

This share price has soared from 1p to 8.5p following a ruling which could legalise sports betting in the US. Chartist Alistair Strang runs the numbers to see how far it could go.

Will FTSE 100 hit 8,000? The case for and against

Will FTSE 100 hit 8,000? The case for and against

The FTSE 100 is enjoying one of the most remarkable rallies in its history, but how long can it continue its fine form? Kyle Caldwell outlines the bull and bear cases.

Four unloved healthcare stocks to follow

Four unloved healthcare stocks to follow

The negative sentiment hanging over the sector is providing compelling opportunities to pick up quality companies at attractive valuations, argues fund manager Claire Shaw.

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