Shares

How to play the Alternative Investment Market

Look at the list of best-performing shares on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) over the past year, and you'll find more than a few surprises.

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Why investors keep buying shares that are bad for them

Ever since a seminal paper by SF Nicholson in 1960 we've known portfolios of high price/earnings (p/e) 'glamour' shares underperform the market, and low p/e portfolios of 'value' shares outperform.

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20 shares to buy and hold in your Isa

The Share Sleuth decision engine is a giant spreadsheet that sorts good companies from bad, and overpriced shares from undervalued ones.

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Share Watch: breath of profitable air for Porvair

  • Deceptive numbers at RWS
  • Expert recruiters are key for SThree
  • 'Out-specialising' works for Topps Tiles

Each month Richard Beddard trawls through annual corporate resu

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Nifty Thrifty: Magic Formula still has the touch to deliver

The Nifty Thrifty portfolio has lost money over the last year. The only consolation is that a benchmark investment in an index-tracking fund lost marginally more.

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18 shares for the future

One feature that may not be apparent from what I allow myself to believe is a polished exterior is that the decision engine is a work in progress.

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Winter Portfolios warm up in February

Seasonal investing is nothing new. Statistics going back 20 years show that share prices do best during the long winter months.

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