Boost your income amid a new dawn for dividends

Let’s raise a cheer. British businesses are once more paying dividends, after last year’s drought. This week, Tesco affirmed its commitment to investors by holding its dividend at 9.15p a share, giving a 3.94 per cent yield at a time of record low interest rates.  Yet investors hoping for a return to the heady days … Read more

MR MONEY MAKER: Spread bets by backing stock brokers

MR MONEY MAKER: Spread your bets by backing the stock brokers like CMC Markets By Justin Urquhart Stewart For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 16 April 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 16 April 2021 What’s happening?  One effect of the pandemic and the consequent lockdowns has been that many have tried to take up … Read more

How to tell if you’re a prudent investor or a reckless gambler

Gambling and investing are worlds apart. One could lose you all your money. The other is a slow and steady route to long-term wealth.  Yet telling the difference between the two is easier said than done. After all, both can involve holding shares in companies or trading other financial instruments. A new type of investment … Read more

RIVER & MERCANTILE UK RECOVERY: Fund to benefit from recovery

RIVER & MERCANTILE UK RECOVERY: Fund poised to benefit from UK stock market bounce as economy recovers By Jeff Prestridge for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:30 BST, 10 April 2021 | Updated: 22:56 BST, 10 April 2021 Veteran fund manager Hugh Sergeant has rarely been more positive about the UK equity market in a … Read more

What fund experts say you should put in your 2021 Isa

Tomorrow’s easing of lockdown restrictions will be at the forefront of many people’s minds as they plan a mini-spending spree at their local shops. But canny investors among them will not have forgotten that a new opportunity to invest tax-efficiently in the months ahead has just begun.  One that should be used – despite the … Read more

JD Sports boosted by lockdown switch to ‘ath-leisure’

During lockdown it didn’t take long for the country’s wardrobe to shift from shirts and ties to ‘ath-leisure’, and the switch has boosted JD Sports By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 9 April 2021 | Updated: 22:49 BST, 9 April 2021 JD Sports has fared better than most retailers in the … Read more

MR MONEY MAKER: EKF Diagnostics can boost your portfolio

MR MONEY MAKER: EKF Diagnostics has the kit to give your portfolio a shot in the arm By Justin Urquhart Stewart For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 9 April 2021 | Updated: 22:50 BST, 9 April 2021 What’s happening?  ‘Find the vaccine!’ That was the cry of 2020, and we are all thankful that … Read more

Investing in university spin-outs can help your profits grow

The Social Network, the film that depicts the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard friends, is a compelling drama that also causes viewers idly to speculate: ‘If I’d been able to back this university start-up in 2004, how rich would I be now?’  Facebook is now an $880bn giant. The share price … Read more

Best performing funds and investment trusts since the start of 2021

Funds investing in the UK were some of the top performers in the first quarter of this year as Britain’s fast roll-out of vaccines has tempted some investors to bet on the country’s recovery.  The Investment Association’s UK Smaller Companies sector came top of the table, with returns of 9 per cent in the first … Read more

After Deliveroo’s IPO flop, how do you back a stock that will blossom?

The takeaway titan Deliveroo made headlines with its stock market debut last week – although not for the reasons it had hoped. Within hours of joining the market, its share price had fallen 30 per cent. The price may recover, but it remains one of the weakest IPOs (initial public offerings) in FTSE history. Float … Read more