Shares

Investors can reap benefits of chaos theory

In the end, it's all about trust, this game we call financial services - and more specifically the discipline of investment. We have to trust something, even if it is only ourselves.

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Nine Aim shares to buy and keep forever

Buying any share involves an element of risk. None of us can possibly know with certainty what will happen tomorrow and history is littered with great companies gone wrong - think Marconi.

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Share Sleuth: is Judges Scientific a buying opportunity?

Judges Scientific is a profitable collection of niche businesses, so I put it into the

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Should you invest in penny shares?

In the late 1980s my father subscribed to a penny share newsletter delivered by post each month.

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Share Sleuth: finding hidden debt in company accounts

Operating lease obligations aren't recognised on a company's balance sheet. Rent is charged against the income statement, like electricity.

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Share Sleuth: Taking stock of a growth share

With the chairman leaving on a high in July and the company's strategy a decade old, it's a good time to take stock of a consistent growth story.

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Share Sleuth: in search of the special one

Companies often say they are unique. It's the investor's job to find out if they truly are.

Consider these bullet points, taken from the 'Investment Case' page of the Empresaria website:

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