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Stockwatch: A share still worth backing

Stockwatch: A share still worth backing

Increasing exposure to this share for the medium term makes sense, given strong fundamentals. But watch the chart like a hawk for signs of exhaustion.

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

After a 100%-plus rise in the Chinese stock market over the past year, are investors wanting a piece of the action arriving too late to the party, asks Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts.

Fund profile: Pantheon International Participations

Fund profile: Pantheon International Participations

Andrew Lebus, manager of Pantheon International Participations, the oldest listed private equity trust, has a keen eye for new consumer trends.

Which investment trusts have the best inflation-beating dividends?

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The consistent dividend performance typical of many trusts can play a leading role in protecting capital from the corrosive effect of inflation.

Small companies are ready to step ahead

Small companies are ready to step ahead

Smaller companies' returns may be on the up after struggling over the past year to maintain their impressive four-year run, says Cherry Reynard.

A magic formula for good quality value shares

A magic formula for good quality value shares

A market-beating stock screen compiled by Stockopedia for Interactive Investor has identified 10 cheap, good quality shares that could improve returns.

Fund profile: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth

Fund profile: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth

Simon Clements, manager of Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Global Growth, says not all fossil fuels are bad - except shale gas, that is.

Economy is "good enough" for stocks

Economy is "good enough" for stocks

BlackRock's Russ Koesterich suggests a preference for stocks over bonds, a healthy allocation to international equities and an opportunistic stance in fixed income.

Oil: expect the unexpected

Oil: expect the unexpected

If there's one thing we've learnt over the last 12 months about the oil market, it's to expect the unexpected, says James Sutton at JPMorgan.

Stockwatch: A share full of upside surprises

Stockwatch: A share full of upside surprises

This company is well-positioned to surprise on the upside and industry dynamics warrant a much higher share price, reckons our resident stockpicker.

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