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GameStop And AMC Shares Rally

Any investor in the stock market cannot have failed to take in the furore surrounding GameStop and AMC Entertainment shares in recent times. They really have been the biggest show in town and made huge waves in the world of investing. This makes news of both shares rallying to their highest levels for a while […]

2008 Financial Crisis And 2021 – How Does This Recovery Compare?

The financial crisis of 2008 might have been caused by a fundamentally different set of circumstances than today’s economic situation, but the result is the same. The UK economy fell into a cavernous hole back in 2008 as a result of the financial turmoil that proved to be a catalyst for a sharp downturn in […]

Could Greggs Be A Post-Lockdown Trading Opportunity?

You could be forgiven for thinking that the UK high street baker, Greggs, has become the default barometer for the health of the non-essential retail sector, as the nation certainly seems obsessed with its sausage rolls and how many it is selling. The relevance of seeing Greggs in the spotlight so often is that it […]

Shell Swings Back To Profit

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday announced their profits from the first quarter have swung back as oil prices recover from the previous year. Shell’s Swift Recovery After COVID-19 Losses Shell posted a net profit of $5.7 billion (4.7 billion euros) in the first quarter of 2021, a statement from the Anglo-Dutch group read. This contrasted […]

AstraZeneca’s Shares Are In A Period Of Turmoil

At the beginning of 2021, AstraZeneca became a byword for hope, optimism and success. Its coronavirus vaccine, created in conjunction with Oxford University, was found to be safe, effective and relatively cheap, meaning that it could be distributed to billions of people around the world, spelling the end of the COVID-19 era. However, in recent […]

London Stock Exchange Records Best IPO Quarter In 14 years

The London Stock Exchange has announced that in the first three months of 2021, the market managed to raise a whopping £5bn – the first time it has done so since 2007. This comes despite the launch of Deliveroo’s IPO, which did not perform as well as many had anticipated, and has led to many […]

Is Popeyes Set to Become The UK’s Next Fast Food Giant?

The UK has a fairly established fast food market. Estimates suggest that there are currently close to 26,000 eating outlets that declare themselves to predominantly focus on ‘fast food’. While there are thousands of independent outlets serving absolutely every type of cuisine you can possibly imagine, there are a few companies that have managed to […]

Thorntons To Permanently Close Entire Retail Estate.

UK confectionary giant Thornton’s announced in mid-March that it will not be re-opening the doors on its 61 stores after the 12th April lifting of lockdown restrictions on non-essential retail stores goes into effect. In a statement, Thornton’s said; “Unfortunately, like many other retailers, the obstacles we have faced and continue to face on the […]

Bond Sell Offs Trouble Global Markets

A mass sell-off, sparked by fears of high inflation, caused global stock markets to end February on a poor note as rising yields encourage investors to ditch stock. Anxiety across the financial markets prompted the sell-off in government bonds and caused the FTSE 100 index to fall by 2.5% with a drop of 168 points […]

Deliveroo Reveals Plans For LSE Debut

Food delivery company Deliveroo has unveiled its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in 2021, following an initial valuation between $7-10bn. With business sky-rocketing during the pandemic both through customers ordering and restaurants listing via the app, the company has committed itself to make the UK it’s long-term home with this listing. Value […]

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