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Why you should be looking at small- and mid-caps to stuff into your income portfolio

Most income investors fill their boots with FTSE 100 giants such as BT and Vodafone, but with several high-profile dividend cuts of late, Octopus fund manager Chris McVey reckons a ‘multi-cap’ approach is needed...

on 30/7/19
Retail & consumer

FTSE 100 dividend payments set for new record in 2019 despite recent cuts from M&S and Vodafone

AJ Bell’s Dividend Dashboard shows that payments from London’s 100 biggest companies is expected to total £91.2bn this year...

on 25/6/19
Retail & consumer

How de-equitisation could be both a good and bad thing for investors

A lack of new listings on the London market coupled with some large-scale collapses, acquisitions and share buybacks have led to the pool of equities looking more like a puddle...

on 4/6/19

The grey market: Why Silicon Valley’s unicorns no longer need to rush their IPOs

Founders and seed funders used to have to wait until the IPO before they could cash in their shares, but a thriving secondary market has sprung up in Silicon Valley helping them to offload their stock long before...

on 28/5/19
Retail & consumer

Immuno-oncology: All you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

Essentially, immuno-oncology involves developing drugs that use the body’s own immune system to fight cancers...

on 27/5/19
Retail & consumer

Why so many forex brokers choose Cyprus as their home

Since issuing its first forex brokerage licence in 1988, Cyprus now has over 40 firms domiciled on the island, including well-known firms like Markets.com...

on 23/5/19
Retail & consumer

London set for another IPO as Watches of Switzerland mulls premium listing

A London IPO would allow its private equity owner to sell off some of its stake, while it would also allow Watches of Switzerland to bring in some fresh cash which would be used to fund its growth plans...

on 2/5/19
Retail & consumer

Company doctors: the men and women in charge of getting businesses back on their feet

Sometimes businesses lack the self-awareness to diagnose their own problems, so they have to bring in a company doctor to do it for them...

on 25/4/19

Which oil and gas stocks are best placed to capitalise on the crude price rally?

Simple analysis, quite obviously, says better crude prices mean better oil business...

on 20/4/19
Retail & consumer

Sir Philip Green buys back 25% Topshop stake ahead of possible restructuring

“The transfer simplifies the shareholding structure of Topshop Topman and enables the Arcadia board to focus on the restructuring options being considered,” said Leonard Green & Partners...

on 10/4/19
Retail & consumer

Video game firms set to level up as Apple and Google change the rules with streaming services

Last month, the two heavyweights unveiled Apple Arcade and Google Stadia, video game streaming systems that could potentially change the market forever...

on 9/4/19
Retail & consumer

Are tobacco and supermarket stocks not the “safe harbour” investments they once were?

Most safe harbour stocks have been confined to a select group of market sectors that include tobacco and food retailers, although enthusiasm seems to be waning for these once dependable stocks...

on 1/4/19
Retail & consumer

Could psychedelic medicine be the new cannabis?

Recent developments have indicated that new treatments derived from these mind-altering substances are garnering new attention from the investment community...

on 28/3/19
Retail & consumer

When is a special dividend not that special?

More and more companies are paying a special dividend nowadays, but critics argue that they aren’t always a sign of a healthy, growing company...

on 28/3/19
Retail & consumer

Bottling giant Coca-Cola European Partners joins the London Stock Exchange

CCEP said it was joining “Europe’s leading stock exchange” in order to improve its liquidity and investor access...

on 28/3/19
Retail & consumer

Why blockchain will be the future of payments despite what recent sector M&A suggests

Blockchain was tipped to revolutionise the payments processing industry, but Visa and Mastercard have been spending big to acquire more ‘traditional’ companies of late...

on 26/3/19
Retail & consumer

IFG agrees to be taken out by UK private equity firm Epiris in £206mln deal

IFG bosses said the deal was a “compelling” exit opportunity for shareholders, who have been told to accept the offer...

on 25/3/19
Retail & consumer

Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire considering CVA – media reports

According to Sky News, the billionaire, who has endured a torrid few years, is looking to restructure Arcadia, which is the parent of Top Shop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins and many others...

on 15/3/19
Retail & consumer

Network International gears up for London’s biggest float of 2019

The payments giant, which is chaired by former Worldpay boss Ron Kalifa, could be valued at as much as £2.3bn should it press ahead with plans to list in London later this year...

on 14/3/19
Retail & consumer

Oil & Gas firms on tenterhooks as world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to decide whether to dump sector

The Government Pension Fund of Norway will decide on Friday whether to offload its US$37bn stake in the industry...

on 7/3/19
Retail & consumer

Why FTSE 100 bosses need longer than five years to show their worth

They get more than twice the amount of time given to Premier League managers, but Hargreaves Lansdown’s Russ Mould reckons they can only be judged after eight years...

on 4/3/19
Retail & consumer

As M&S and ITV unveil tie-in deals, is the plug-and-play/consolidation model becoming the default catch-up method for digital?

With M&S choosing to anchor itself to online grocer Ocado and ITV and the BBC pooling their efforts in online streaming, have tie-ins and consolidation become the best strategy to ward off the surge in digital competition?...

on 27/2/19
Retail & consumer

When business goes bad: What are a company’s options when it becomes insolvent?

A recent spate of high profile collapses have all brought various insolvency methods to the fore, however there are some options at a company's disposal before it is forced to shut up shop...

on 19/2/19
Retail & consumer

As Honda prepares to axe its Swindon plant, is Brexit the only thing weighing on the UK car industry?

Honda's decision to shutter its only plant in the UK had many immediately jumping to Brexit as the cause, but there is more to it than that ...

on 19/2/19

AIM IPOs have ground to a halt, but there’s still money out there for London’s small-caps

The second half of last year saw a sharp slowdown in the number of companies joining AIM, but the City’s small-cap brokers are adamant that money is still flowing through the Square Mile...

on 16/2/19