Analysis

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

OPEC has kicked the ball firmly into the non-OPEC half of the field, sending oil prices lurching lower. We ask if it is time for a contrarian strategy.

Best of boards: BT, Thomas Cook and Sinclair IS Pharma

Best of boards: BT, Thomas Cook and Sinclair IS Pharma

In this week's Best of the Boards, Interactive Investor takes a look at how users have reacted to news from BT, Thomas Cook and Sinclair IS Pharma.

DIY industry benefits from self-improvement

DIY industry benefits from self-improvement

There are big changes underway at your local DIY store. Alex Newcombe investigates what's happening and identifies the winners and losers.

Is the bull set to run, or increasingly fenced in?

Is the bull set to run, or increasingly fenced in?

Goldman Sachs reckons the US is set to drive years of prosperity, but our resident stockpicker needs more convincing.

Time to buy this hot sector

Time to buy this hot sector

Interactive Investor has teamed up with Investors Chronicle to bring you a seasonal trade which makes a profit 90% of the time and massively outperforms the FTSE All-Share index.

Days of $100 oil are over

Days of $100 oil are over

Global economic weakness and the US shale boom have plunged oil prices to multi-year lows. Get used to it, says one City big hitter.

GAME can play the videogame cycle

GAME can play the videogame cycle

It's not the first time GAME has taken the market by storm, yet two years ago it was bust. Will history repeat itself, or has the retailer learnt its lesson?

Ben Graham's checklist for hunting high-quality value stocks

Ben Graham's checklist for hunting high quality value stocks

Stockopedia founder Ed Page Croft has uncovered the five biggest stocks that qualify for legendary value investor Ben Graham's Deep Value checklist.

Ignore micro-cap shares at your peril

Ignore micro-cap shares at your peril

Small companies are trading at a massive discount to their larger cousins, yet one analyst reckons AIM could become the best-performing market for years to come.

Fund to watch: Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond

Fund to watch: Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond

Veterans Paul Causer and Paul Read, co-managers of Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond fund, believe there are better rewards in credit risk than interest risk.

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