10 long-term holds for an Isa portfolio: part one

In the first of a two-part series, analyst Richard Beddard names five great companies to use up your Isa allowance. Part 2 next week.

Share Sleuth: how to make the price/earnings ratio more useful

Price/earnings ratio, when expressed as earnings yield, means you can compare shares with returns on assets such as bonds and cash.

The 'Trump rally' will fade, but this will create buying opportunities

Investors enjoyed the fruits of exuberant market performance in 2016 despite emergent political risks, but they face great uncertainty in 2017.

Share Watch: Britvic, Dewhurst, Future, ITE and Treatt

Britvic and other soft drinks manufacturers may be following tobacco, gambling and alcohol firms into the sin stock category, says Richard Beddard.

Share Sleuth: why 'skin in the game' is important

It would be good for shareholders if bosses held shares for the long term in the firms they run, says Richard Beddard

Banish Brexit denial and buy safety

Our establishment of clever-clogs is licking its wounds as equity markets march higher. Plump for reliability to ride out Brexit uncertainties.

The investment trusts I have been buying and selling

Like many investors, Money Observer's associate editor Andrew Pitts prepares for 2017 by assessing his investment decisions in 2016.

Share Sleuth: seven good long-term investments

After overhauling the first 10 companies in his Decision Engine, Richard Beddard reveals the shares who scored highest.

The chart that shows now is a good time to be a value investor

Value investing requires an unusual degree of resolve, but remains a highly rewarding discipline for those who are able to stick with it.

Three easy tricks to make you a better investor in 2017 and beyond

Our Share Sleuth unveils an easy New Year's resolution every investor looking for a more profitable year ahead should get behind.