Opinion

Share Sleuth: I am selling some shares in my ‘forever holding’

Richard Beddard thinks customers of his favourite share may have gorged themselves and as a result profits could stall.

Will the last bear in the room please stand up?

Bitcoin frenzy has echoes of the dotcom boom and indicates that euphoria is spilling over from the stock markets.

Share Sleuth: Doubling up on higher profit

Richard Beddard reports on his decision to buy more shares in defence technology company Cohort for the first time in five years.

Share Sleuth: Success forces some trading

The portfolio needs some rebalancing, having been bent out of shape by the roaring bull market.

Bull market cheerleading sounds like hot air - Brexit still a risk

The shambolic government and its Brexit negotiations as well as other economic indicators suggests Brexit worriers are right.

Share Sleuth: Be wary of excessive executive pay

When shareholders wave through share option remuneration packages, executives can cash in without doing the solid work needed.

Share Sleuth: Should investors avoid shares on the acquisition trail?

Growth through acquisition is always risky, and XP’s purchase of Comdel is no exception to that rule.

Inertia is the enemy of investors in actively managed funds

Despite valid criticisms, recommended fund lists serve an important function in a world where advice is no longer ‘free’.

The Colonel: is my cynicism of bank shares still justified?

After running into some PPI money, the Colonel decides where to invest it.

Share Sleuth: Why ‘doing nothing’ is sometimes the best course of action

One company in the Share Sleuth portfolio has performed unexpectedly well in recent months and one surprisingly badly.