Neil Woodford is one of the UK’s best-known fund managers. He has had a hugely successful career over a 30-year period. Anyone who invested £10,000 at the start of his quarter-of-a-century career at Invesco Perpetual would have seen their money grow to almost £250,000 by the time he left. It is true to say he achieved his fair share of fame. Now, the suspension of LF Woodford Equity Income fund… Read More

Black Swan Events

A black swan is an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and isextremely difficult to predict; the term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Talab. Throughout history of the financial markets there have been a number of black swan events such as the dot.combubble, black Wednesday and more recently the 2008 financial crash. Some black swan events: – A large banking institution… Read More


Last week was very bad for Sirius Minerals, the Potash miner based in North Yorkshire. The project is estimated to be worth up to £4billion, but the FTSE 250 firm fell by 60% when its latest financing deal was scrapped by the Government, which refused to guarantee multi-million-pound loans for the huge fertiliser mine near Whitby, in Yorkshire. History Founded in 2003, the company initially focused on exploring the… Read More

staffline: company and shares report

Today we examine Staffline, one of the UKs largest recruiter/employment agencies. Staffline is a leading outsourcing organisation providing services, mainly in the UK and Eire, to both Government and commercial customers. The Staffing division supplies up to 52,000 workers per day to more than 1,500 clients. The People Plus division is a leading provider to both Central and Local Government, offering a wide range of services to help and support… Read More

Burford Capital: company and shares report

Burford Capital, founded in 2009, provides specialized finance to the legal market. It operates as a finance and professional services company worldwide with principal offices in New York, London and Chicago. The company offers financing to lawyers and clients engaged in litigation and arbitration, asset recovery and other legal finance and advisory activities. Burford Capital has initially started on the AIM market with a valuation of 80million, only to see… Read More


The recent strange market open delay that occurred a few Fridays ago was highly unusual. Only the computer-controlled FTSE 100 and 250 were both affected, with the AIM market trading as normal. The markets opened at around 10:30am, a delay of nearly 2 and a half hours. Could these strange events be a precursor to something bigger? During the 2008 crash, in September of that year the NYSE bell which… Read More

ITV : company and share report

ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England. It holds 13 of the 15 regional television licences that make up the ITV network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ITV studios have diversified their business model by capitalising from their competitors success. They have achieved this by producing some of their most successful shows. These include the BBC’s Bodyguard, Channel 4’s… Read More

greatland gold: company and share report

Greatland Gold is a company trading on the UK AIM market. We have covered the company before but we will now revisit it based on new grounds for investment. Greatland was brought to attention in 2016, at around 0.28p mark—today the company trades at around 1.98p and we believe it has a lot more potential, so let’s take a more in-depth look at it.   Greatland has had, over 5… Read More

thomas cook: company and share report

Thomas Cook Group is a British global travel company. It was formed on 19 June 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG. The company has 9.6 billion in revenue for 2018 and has over 21,000 employees and operates across 16 countries. The company is split into 2 divisions- the group tour operator and the group airline. Thomas Cooks shares fell drastically last Friday: at one point they were down… Read More

Pension – To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate?

In the old days, people would secure a job after leaving college and would stay with their first employers until they collected their golden tickets. Today, people are open to changing jobs more frequently. In fact, according to a research by life insurance firm LV, people in the UK change employers every five years on average. This constant job hopping means that a person can have a hard time keeping… Read More

Receive Latest News

Risk Warning - All investments carry risk and prices may change quickly. The value of your portfolio can go down as well as up. Past performance will not necessarily be repeated and is no guarantee of future success. You should carefully consider in light of your financial resources whether investing in stocks and shares is suitable for you. This notice cannot disclose all of the risks and other significant aspects of investing in equities, derivatives, bonds or any other investment product. A full list of risks will be provided for the products which you are interested in. For more information please contact one of our team.