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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?

Trading 101: Options

Options trading allows you to hold a contract to buy or sell any underlying asset at a certain price over a certain period of time. This can be a much safer way to invest with high leverage compared to CFD’s. Read on to understand the basics!

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 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?

Trading 101: How to read candlestick patterns

Candlestick patterns are a really useful way to work out when trend reversals will happen so you can time entry and exit points. If you want to start trading, reading candlestick patterns are essential!

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?

Trading 101: Dividends Stocks

Dividend stocks are a great way to get regular income from your investments. Savvy investors are always on the lookout for the best dividend stocks out there, but during these pandemic-driven economic downtimes, what are the best dividend stocks out there now?

What ISA is best for me?

ISA’s are great as they have tax benefits and are really simple to use. Thanks to the UK government, people can build up large tax-efficient sums to make their money work harder.

Trading 101: Bull and Bear Markets

The terms “bull” and “bear” are commonly thrown around in the investing world to describe market conditions. But how should this affect how you trade?

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.

How much of my income should I save or invest?

If you are thinking about saving or investing some of your income, you’ve come to the right place! There is no set rule on how much to put away as the amount will really depend on your goals and financial situation. Read on to see how you can work out your goals and how to save for them.

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!

Does working from home really save you money?

There are a lot of financial benefits that come to mind when you work from home rather than commuting to the office. With the average Brit saving £55 per week working from home, this gives you a monthly chunk to invest. But are you saving as much money as the average?

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?

Trading 101: Alternative Investments

Alternative investments can open the door to diversifying your portfolio and building some great profit over the years. When you think of investing, you probably didn’t think of annuities, angel investing or even art! But alternative investments can protect against risk by mixing up what you invest in.

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.

Trading 101: The best time to trade Forex

With Forex markets open almost all the time how can you decide when it is best to trade? The most lucrative times are those where different financial centres overlap as more active traders increase liquidity and therefore profit. Read on to understand when are the best times to trade Forex.

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?

Trading 101: How to make a trading plan.

With the right plan you will have the guidance you need to select assets and decide when to take profits and cut your losses. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Traders who have been successful over the years will swear by a trading plan so start building yours now.

The new face of trading

Who is trading online? A dramatic demographic shift has hit the world of trading. Let go of your stereotypes as we enlighten you to who is really trading these days.

Warren Buffett: What’s his strategy?

Warren Buffett is arguably the greatest investor alive today. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday as the fourth richest person in the world with Forbes estimating his net worth at $82.3 billion, this is more than the net worth of Tanzania! What is his trading strategy and how can we follow his phenomenal success?

Why green stocks are more lucrative than ever

An increased awareness and falling costs has made renewable energies and other green stocks a lucrative option for investors. Clean energy equities have strongly outperformed the S&P 500 over the past three years indicating the decline in fossil fuels is here to stay. Read on to learn more about green stocks and what to look out for before you invest.

Do women make better investors than men?

Despite there being fewer women in the stock market, research has shown women outperform men when it comes to investing. Studies found only 45% of women invest compared to 63% of men, yet women achieve 1.8% higher returns over a three year average compared to their male counterparts. So why do female investors have an edge?

Investment Types

When is the right time to start investing? You may think you are too young to worry about investing or you just can’t be bothered to deal with the hassle. Investing is a quick and easy way to look out for yourself in the future. If you have a pot of cash lying around then why not invest, making money from your money is the smartest way to get a profit. Read our helpful guide to see which investment opportunities might suit you.