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Old-fashioned poor lending decisions are just as likely to get banks into trouble over time as so-called casino banking – possibly more so.
The US equity market is expensive.
With the UK population being handed ever greater control of their pension pots, whom among the professionals might they reasonably pick as a role model when they think about investing their money?
While doubling down is an important weapon in the value investor’s armoury, however, it is also far easier said than done.
US equities are, relative to most of their history, expensive.
A year can be a very long time in the markets – just ask Serco.
This wasn’t just any international strategy that was announced at the start of April – this was a Marks & Spencer international strategy...
The peripheral economies of the eurozone- Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain - are once more back among the financial headlines.
As equity markets continue their broadly upward trend, we thought it would be worth taking a closer look at the tail-end of the late 90's technology boom to see what lessons might be learned.
As developed equity markets continue their broadly upward trend, is Jim Chanos right in thinking that the market is 'primed for short-sellers'?
From a value perspective we're concerned about valuations in certain parts of the US market.
The next market bubble is only ever as far away as it takes for people to forget the last one.
Why, given it is not really in their current shareholders’ best interests, do companies issue convertible bonds?
People who bought shares in the recent Royal Mail floatation may be divided neatly enough into two camps...
The image of utility companies as wonderfully stable businesses, protected from competition by regulation, generate inflation-protected cashflows and pay nice, reliable dividends is misleading.
Is it right that consensus earnings – the average of analysts’ estimates for a particular business’s future profits – exert such a firm hold over many investors?
Up to now, Nokia has had to hold back from being too aggressive in monetising its intellectual property. Following the deal with Microsoft, this is no longer the case.
It has been almost four months since we last visited the unhappy world of platinum mining but, in that time, matters have not improved much for the sector in general and Lonmin in particular.
When to sell? It is, by common consensus, one of the most difficult areas of investment to get right says Anrew Lyddon of The Value Perspective.
Two years after Taylor Wimpey sold off it's US housing business, we look at how the buyers TPG Capital and Oaktree Capital have fared out of the deal.
In response to strong investor demand, businesses across a range of sectors are increasingly turning to so-called ‘hybrid’ bonds as a way of raising capital, but are the potential attractions as clear-cut for investors as they are for the companies issuin
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