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Spotlight on technology

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, probably had a fair idea that the role was a poisoned chalice when he inherited it following the death of Steve Jobs in 2011.

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Buy hold or sell: Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy, co-manager of the Schroder Income fund, does a lot of number crunching to find unloved companies he thinks will recover.

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Ten solid preference shares

It is getting pretty hard to find reliable income these days, but one investment still offers a high and stable payout that is safer than the income provided by an ordinary dividend: preference shares. 

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Sell in May, but miss out on dividends?

'Sell in May and go away; don't come back until St Leger day.'

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Buy hold or sell: Lesley Duncan

Lesley Duncan, manager of the Standard Life UK Ethical fund, reveals the companies she has been buying, holding and selling.

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Going sour on Apple over doubts for future growth

Once upon a time buying Apple stock was a no-brainer – the share price just kept going up and up as iPhone followed iPod and iPad followed iPhone.

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Spotlight on bank shares

The UK’s banks will be delighted to have put another bruising results season behind them for not one of them enhanced their reputations.

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Buy hold or sell: Tony Yarrow

Riding high in the flexible investment sector, TB Wise Investment aims to beat the FTSE 100 by investing predominantly in other funds and trusts.

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Take defensive steps as trust crumbles

Investors have scaled the stock market's 'wall of worry' adeptly over the past six months or so - and they were climbing it most swiftly in the first 10 weeks of 2013.

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