Opinion

June signified a great deal more than just the end of May

Both Labour and the Tories look set to curb personal tax reliefs, but signs of stress in global bond markets are a more immediate worry for investors, writes Andrew Pitts.

The Colonel: Why I am buying this ‘rubbish’ investment

The Colonel unearths a business that will never run out of raw material – or lose its ability to turn it into profits.

Share Sleuth: Howden Joinery is a ‘buy’, here’s why

Howden Joinery has won a place in the Share Sleuth portfolio. Richard Beddard reveals the secret of the firm’s success – and it’s not kitchen design.

I’m a 20-year-old novice investor: here’s how I picked my first share

Using techniques picked up studying economics at the University of Sheffield, novice investor Danny Beddard outlines how he is starting his investment journey.

Share Sleuth: could Brexit cripple this special growth stock?

After the UK exits the EU this special growth stock could suffer, says Richard Beddard.

Pension promises hurt BT - time to sell?

Against a background of political posturing, The Colonel worries that pensions could pose serious problems for one of his portfolio stalwarts

Share Sleuth: the 'value' share I have been buying

Richard Beddard has trimmed his holding in cyclical winner Trifast to buy temptingly priced Portmeirion

Share Sleuth: a valuation measure investors can trust

Look at the whole business, including debt, for a clearer view of valuation, advises Richard Beddard.

Trusts with a war chest of cash can weather stock market storms

Markets have stormed ahead in 2017, but the formal countdown to Brexit puts the security of equity income firmly in the spotlight.

Quantitative easing’s good times are over; it’s time to prepare

We may be best advised to get set for the lows after the highs of the QE sugar rush, suggests Andrew Pitts as he deploys his portfolio’s cash holding to buy inflation-linked bonds.