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Amazon stock beats earnings yet again | Stocks to buy

Amazon (AMZN) has been on the watch list for a while now, leading the pandemic field e-commerce boom. This week has been big for earnings reports. Amazon reported impressive revenues for the first-quarter on Thursday. Both the first and projected second quarter revenues far exceeded expectations putting the spotlight on the e-commerce giant. Amazon’s profits have been surging through the pandemic and now boasts 200 million Prime members worldwide. Let’s dive into the details and see why Amazon stock is still a buy. 

Can the Bitcoin bubble burst?

By now we all know someone who has made some serious profit from investing in cryptocurrency. Crypto has traditionally been seen as extremely high risk, but with institutional investors getting involved, is there still a chance crypto markets could crash?

Coca-Cola | Stock to buy?

Coca-cola co. (KO) stock has been winning this week after revenues are looking up. With the pandemic coming to an end, can coca-cola keep up the gains?

Should I buy Deliveroo shares?

Two weeks on we see how the Deliveroo IPO went. Deliveroo (ROO) failed to deliver in its London IPO last month, with shares plunging as much as 30% in its first day of trading. CEO admits the end of lockdown will hit their growth. So is Deliveroo one to avoid?

Why you should buy BAE Systems now.

BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is a winning income stock with a dividend yield of 4.5%, however, over the last 12 months the shares have moved -22.3% relative to the wider market. Will 2 big new contracts push BAE Systems’ share price into the black?

Trading from your sofa? | A look at pandemic investors

By now most of us are aware that investing has become hugely popular over the pandemic – people have more spare money and time to invest. You might be surprised however, at who has been learning to trade, read our article to learn more. 

How badly has Brexit screwed the UK economy?

Three months after the UK officially left the EU the effect on the economy is worse than expected. Trade problems with Europe and the prevailing coronavirus pandemic are really taking their toll. So how bad is the UK economy?

How pandemics affect stock markets | A historical view

There have long been large reaching health crises across the globe which have affected local economies, but only recently due to globalisation have we seen pandemics that have damaged global financial markets. Here we look into a history of pandemics and their effect on the stock markets, has COVID had the biggest impact relative to other pandemics?

Trading 101: Micro-cap Stocks

Micro-cap companies are those with a very small market capitalisation and tend to overlap with penny stocks. They have a lot of potential but also carry high risk. Read on to check out our top micro-cap stock picks. 

Can Royal Mail keep up? Stock Analysis

Royal Mail PLC (RMG) have announced they will introduce Sunday parcel deliveries nationwide in the efforts to keep up with Amazon. Will this keep their share price bullish when lockdown ends?

5 Inspirational Female Investors

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day together. In a male-dominated world it is important to recognise female role models to inspire women to enter the world of finance. Here are five inspirational female investors who rose to the top of the finance industry.

Buy the Dip | Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories has just got emergency use authorisation from the U.S. health regulator or its molecular test to detect and distinguish the coronavirus and two types of flu viruses with a single test. Will this set a bright future ahead for the medical company?

Should you buy Beyond Meat?

After the announcement of Beyond Meat Inc (BYND) earnings report and strategic partnerships with McDonald’s and Yum! the stock has closed at a loss on Thursday. What does the future look like for the plant based burger company?

Is Twilio a buy?

This week saw a massive dip in the stock market, but Twilio fared well. This high-growth company delivering cloud-based communications rose almost 8% yesterday. The company’s 65% year-on-year growth begs the question, is Twilio a buy?

How to invest in property stocks

With the stamp duty holiday almost over and the third lockdown likely to end there is going to be some big movement in the housing market. There are some great ways to invest in the property market indirectly. Read on to get started!

Should I buy or should I Shell?

Shell has taken its first ever annual loss as pressures to commit to a greener future become too much. The company revenues are down 48% year-on-year due to lower oil prices, but does this dip present an opportunity to buy?

The end of a free market? | GameStop controversy

This week drew regulatory attention as retail investors found themselves shut out of their trading platforms after the buying frenzy for GameStop and other companies such as AMC Entertainment, Koss Corp and BlackBerry.

How Reddit caused GME to explode | Stock Market News

After the Reddit group Wall Street Bets told followers to go long on GameStop (GME), the stock has been rising in a momentum bubble, gaining a massive 1,000% since last year. The shares have gained 245% so far this year and are up a further 28% in U.S. premarket trading Monday. But it is sure to crash imminently.

Is Pinterest a buy?

Over one year Pinterest stock price has increased a massive 233%. Over the past three months Pinterest has increased by 62.4% compared to the market average of just 11%. While the image based social media platform is seeing healthy growth, is it time to buy?

What’s happening with Crypto Markets?

Cryptocurrencies have seen a crazy week with bitcoin dipping 20% after an all-time high of $42,122 on January 8th. There is supposed to be a bullish market ahead, with altcoins to follow. Time to buy the crypto dips before they fly high!

Should you buy or sell gold?

Gold prices are likely to have a bullish run this quarter, although prices are rocky right now. The Democrats win in the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections supports the delivery of a fiscal stimulus said to push gold prices higher, although gold price is currently bearish. With gold in a current dip and overall prices set to increase, is it time to buy?

2020: Year of the Bitcoin Boom

Bitcoin price quadruples over 2020, beating shares and gold. Bitcoin has gained 269% compared to the 45% for Nasdaq. But why this year? Despite arguments over the status of bitcoin, cryptocurrency remains hugely popular. The increased exposure and public understanding of crypto over the past few years has boosted demand for the limited supply sky-rocketing its price.

Brexit borders and US stimulus | Latest stock market news

This year of breaking news is not over. Brexit borders and the US stimulus package delivery nods a bumpy road ahead for stock markets. Global stocks fell on Monday as the new coronavirus strain in the UK (which is up to 70% more transmissible) threatens global travel. Read on to find out more.

How to trade the Santa Claus Rally

December is a difficult month to trade as the year comes to an end and the holiday season sparks strange patterns in business and consumer spending. Every year in the lead up to Christmas and the start of January stock markets rally. But why does this happen and how can you take advantage of this?

Should I buy Facebook stock?

Facebook has been on the front pages more than once recently, but how does this affect stock prices? The company has shown it is robust, powering through the pandemic and a high-profile boycott this year. Its Q3 earnings suggest nothing can stop its path, however, with the antitrust lawsuits filed by the US government, will we see a turn around?

Want to invest in property? The pros and cons of stamp duty cuts.

Property sales to investors last month were the highest in the past 4 years. The stamp duty cuts earlier this year meant homebuyers don’t have to pay stamp duty on properties up to £500,000 until April 2021. Buyers could save up to £15,000 if they choose the right home. So should you invest in property?

Price Predictions: Apple

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is a household name known for their innovative products but will they continue to perform well with iPhone sales steadily decreasing over the past three years?

Will Brexit boost stocks?

With Brexit negotiations almost at a close, Britain will start the new year without the EU. All eyes are now on how the UK’s economy will bounce back depending on deal or no deal.

December Stock Forecasts

It’s the holiday season and there are some big moves in the stock markets set for December. Top performers include e-commerce supporters Salesforce and Crowdstrike and the alt social media platform Pinterest. Read on for more information.

Are blue skies ahead for airline stocks?

Following the huge rally last week sparked by vaccine announcements, is it a good time to buy airline stocks? Well this weekend saw the highest number of travellers for eight months and this will only improve. The sky’s the limit.

The race for a vaccine isn’t over.

After Monday’s breakthrough announcement by Pfizer, the 90% effective vaccine is dominating stock market news, but you must keep an eye out for other vaccines in the race. Pfizer’s vaccine doesn’t mean the game is over as pharma corps continue to compete to produce an effective vaccine suitable for distribution.

Pfizer Vaccine Boosts Stocks

Today Pfizer has hit the headlines announcing their coronavirus vaccine with BioNTech giving hope to people across the world. The drug company Pfizer’s shares jumped 14% after the announcement of their vaccine, a true milestone in scientific history. The FTSE 100 followed suit, soaring by 5.5% immediately after the vaccine announcement, including shares in Informa soaring by 44% and International Airlines Group by 39%.

US Election | What’s happening to stocks?

The uncertainty brought by the US election race has led investors to focus on the dollar with a rise by 1% against most global currencies. The dollar had a fair few ups and downs last night as Trump saw higher success than expected. Some surprising currencies have weakened including the Chinese yuan, Australian dollar and Norwegian crown. Share prices in Wall Street’s Dow Jones Industrial Average will start low today. Read on to learn more about how the US election will affect stock markets.

Stocks to buy before 2021

Are you confused by all the market changes happening right now? Not sure who to invest in next? We provide a simple overview of what we think are the best stocks to buy in the next three months and why.

Remote Trading | The New Normal

For most office workers being forced to work remotely has proven successful. But not for financial traders where communication, technical and compliance issues can make trading from home a nightmare! While casual and individually funded traders have been having a holiday, traders from large corporations have really struggled…

Stimulus Shocks Stocks

Stocks fell after a six-week high reversing a coronavirus recovery. Traders are no longer waiting for an agreement for the U.S. stimulus as it is expected the coronavirus aid package will be introduced after the November election. The International Monetary Fund warned an economic recovery will not be smooth until the virus is tamed as they prepare an annual meeting with the World Bank to discuss the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.