Shares

The world's top 10 dividend-paying companies

Global dividend payments reached a record high in the third quarter of 2018, but which individual shares paid the most?

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Why wait for good news to buy UK equities?

When it comes to unloved domestic stocks, you shouldn’t necessarily wait for positive announcements before investing.

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Strong dollar hits global income investors

British companies see a slower rate of headline dividend growth in the third quarter on the back of a weaker pound. 

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Do shares outperform bonds? That depends on whether you are a good or bad investor

While it is true that equities outperform bonds in aggregate, the unequal performance of shares means not all equity portfolios will.

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Share Watch: Alumasc's winter woes make its shares an enticing buy

Each month, Richard Beddard trawls through annual corporate results for candidates for his Watchlist and the Share Sleuth portfolio of companies that satisfy key valuation metrics.

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Share Sleuth: beware allowing one factor to obscure the wider picture

Richard Beddard cautions against allowing one glaring issue to put the rest of the investment outlook in the shade.

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Dogs of the Footsie: how our 10 high-yielding shares have beaten the FTSE 100 in 2018

Dogs investors have enjoyed a welcome restorative at a time when FTSE 100 returns overall have disappointed.

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Does the largest shopping day in the world mask hidden risks for investors?

Asian markets can be volatile, companies can inefficiently allocate capital and corporate governance issues remain prevalent.

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The one question every investor should ask themselves before buying a share

DIY Investor Toolkit: We reveal the one question all investors should ask themselves when sizing up a potential share investment.

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