What’s the most hated stock market in the world and who is one of the most hated (still living) leaders? Well in my humble opinion it has to be the Russian stock market and president Vladimir Putin. Every time you switch on the news (except pro-Russian television channel RT) it is bad news about Russia.
It’s all about how Putin has upset someone; the US adds another economy sanction, how lower oil prices are crippling the country and the general view is that Russia is back to the 1980s and everyone is living on potatoes and home brewed vodka!
In this article I will show you how to profit from a short-term correction using the example of biotech, although in the longer term it's a sector I remain a big fan of.
Regular readers will know that I have been a big fan of biotech stocks and making money from the ageing population trend. This is a trend which has been extremely profitable.
Back in 2012 with oil at over $110 a barrel I came out with an article saying that oil would be nearer to $50 in the next few years, most laughed at me and if you search you can still see comments.
Fast-forward and here we are at around $50 and now it seems everyone is an oil expert and they will say they saw it coming… yet they have no evidence to back it up.
With 2015 starting off with wild market swings here’s a stock which I believe will hold up and stands to have another good year.
Regular readers will know I tend to mainly invest in US listed stocks however I do also have a few UK listed holdings two of which I have held for over 14 years and made a tidy profit.
This month I recommend both buying Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) and going short EURUSD, as I remain bearish on the euro and bullish on the dollar and think parity is looming.
Most readers will be familiar with Fiat cars, however many investors are still not aware that Fiat now also own Chrysler (bought out of bankruptcy in 2009), Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Jeep, Lancia, Ram Trucks, Abarth, Maserati and Ferrari.
2014 has seen a rush of companies looking to float on the London Stock Exchange. But while many recent initial public offers (IPOs) in London have looked overvalued, the flotation of luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo (CHOO) looks a little different.
On the whole by the time the ‘little investor’ gets a chance to become involved, returns are normally skinny or end up losing money as many IPOs recently have soon traded below their initial offer price.
This month I will take a look at investing in India and give you a few specific Indian companies to look at as well as using Exchange Traded Funds to gain a broad exposure.
It’s now over three months since the Indians voted for Narendra Modi as prime minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be in power for at least five years. After years of bureaucratic bottlenecks and stagflation India finally has a chance under reformist Modi to become more business friendly.
This month I will take a look at a beaten down stock which I believe has potential to bounce back: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE).
The company is an integrated media and entertainment company engaged in the sports entertainment business worldwide. It operates in four segments: Live and Televised Entertainment, Consumer Products, Digital Media, and WWE Studios. The Live and Televised Entertainment segment produces live events and provides content for its television and other programming; designs, markets, and distributes various WWE-branded products, such as t-shirts, caps, and other novelty items; and offers pay-per-view programs.
With the Dow, S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, DAX, FTSE 250 and RUSSELL 2000 sitting at either all-time highs or near multi-year highs it may feel like all the deals and bargains have gone. But determined stockpicking can still find undervalued gems.
This month I will take a look at a stock which I think still has tremendous value even after the recent bounce: Blackberry (NYSE:BBRY)
Whether you are a football fan or not it’s going to be hard to avoid the World Cup over the next month and forget about this being just a sports event, this is big business that can affect GDP, consumer confidence and retail figures.
Kick-off is 12th June, where the first game sees host nation Brazil plays Croatia, and ends with the final on the 13th July. You can download a pdf chart of the World Cup games here.
Thu, 1st Jan - * IAG saw profits nearly double last year and they are expected to rise sharply again in 2015, but the company may face a raft of headwinds over the coming year. For starters, the acquisition of Aer Lingus has yet to close. Even if it does, regulators might still ask IAG to divest slots at Heathrow.