Share Strategies

Short: Family businesses solve agency problem

Adam Smith identified "the agency problem" long ago. The solution may be even older:

Trading the wedge - a most powerful chart pattern

Trading the wedge - a most powerful chart pattern

The wedge is a terrific pattern to trade, says ex-NASA scientist and technical analyst John Burford.

This portfolio consistently outperforms by 400%

This portfolio consistently outperforms by 400%

Buying a portfolio of outperformers and holding for just six months of the year has generated incredible annual returns over the past 20 years.

Best of the boards: Solo Oil, Tesco and Quindell

Best of the boards: Solo Oil, Tesco and Quindell

In this week's best of the boards, Interactive Investor takes a look at what its users have been saying on the discussion boards.

Which way next for FTSE 100?

Which way next for FTSE 100?

After a serious buffeting in recent weeks, global stockmarkets have at least stopped falling. One City broker is confident it knows which way the market is heading next.

When selling AIM winners works

When selling AIM winners works

A certain prize at the annual AIM Awards has often proved a kiss of death for the winner. We reveal who has cause to worry this year.

Six stocks and funds to play the big data theme

Six stocks and funds to play the big data theme

David Prosser outlines some of the top companies and funds to take advantage of the potential of big data, with the US leading the way.

Big data specialists are piling up the profits

Businesses that help firms interpret and gain competitive advantage from the mass of data being collected on consumers are attracting investors.

AIM sell-off throws up bargains

AIM sell-off throws up bargains

The plunge in small-cap share prices has been brutal, but it does mean lots of great companies look ludicrously cheap. We list them here.

The best Head and Shoulders signal ever

The best Head and Shoulders signal ever

Technical analyst John Burford explains how he uses his tramline system to actively trade the markets for profit.

Bids keep coming despite market jitters

Bids keep coming despite market jitters

A host of big-money takeovers have hogged the headlines recently, but an increasing number of smaller companies have also jumped on the M&A bandwagon.

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