Invest-ability weekly 07/01/22: uncharted territory

A gentle end to 2021 has given way to a grisly start to 2022, and even good news is getting short shrift

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For a while at the end of last year it looked like Santa would not arrive with his seasonal stash of investor bounty.

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Quality Shares Weekly: 17/12/21

Where to go stock hunting as rates rise, pubs’ pain, boohoo’s latest booboo, and Domino’s welcome delivery 

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After the week began with an eyewatering November inflation reading which showed CPI hitting 5.1%, the big news has been that the Bank of England shocked everyone once again by actually raising the benchmark interest rate by 15 basis points to 0.25%. After totally wrong-footing everyone in the previous month by not raising rates when universally expected, perhaps observers were simply taking a more cautious approach to predicting what the MPC might do next. Either way, lots of pundits remain unamaused by the Old Lady's antics.

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Quality Shares Weekly 10/12/21

Markets can’t make up their mind about the latest Covid twist

The week began with a strong recovery from the recent market wobble as fears over the Omicrom variant looked like they could be overblown, only for indices to dip again as the week drew to a close as concern that the spread may be accelerating prompted the introduction of new restrictions.

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Quality Shares Weekly: 5th November 2021

Phil looks at the dangers of story stocks, discusses his portfolios and explains why he thinks UK investors should own overseas shares.

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I am changing the format of Quality Shares Weekly from this week. This is to stop it from becoming too long. Going forward, the company analysis that used to be part of it will be published separately on the website.

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Quality Shares Weekly: 22nd October 2021

Phil highlights the benefits of investing in strong companies.

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Life is getting tougher for just about every business out there at the moment.

The rise in input costs, distribution costs and the increasing difficulty of actually getting stuff delivered is putting the biggest pressure on company profits for some time. This week we have been given a little bit of an insight into how different types of companies fare in this kind of environment.

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