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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Associated British Foods look tasty

We’re constantly told that shops in these tricky times can only succeed by selling online. But there’s one notable exception that insists on the in-store experience.  Primark – known by many as Primani because of its ability to ape designer trends at cheap prices – has long delighted its fans …

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Genus still bringing home the bacon

Genetically engineered, virus-free specimens and semen for sale that guarantees offspring of a certain gender: thankfully, Genus is a company aiming to feed the world rather than a bad sci-fi story.  The company’s roots are in the Milk Marketing Board and a formerly listed business called the Pig Improvement Company …

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Britain’s 20 worst performing managed funds

More ‘actively managed’ investment funds – run by so-called experts rather than computers – are failing investors than ever before, according to a report published this weekend by analyst Bestinvest.  The fund scrutineer, part of wealth manager Tilney, says an ‘incredible’ 150 investment funds – one in six of all …

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JUPITER US SMALLER COMPANIES: Siddles seeks winners

It was a busy lockdown for the manager of investment trust Jupiter US Smaller Companies as he sought to protect the fund from pandemic fallout.  Although Robert Siddles quickly managed to offload a number of holdings whose businesses he thought would suffer from a prolonged lockdown, the trust’s share price …

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Should you trust a computer algorithm to run your portfolio?

Computer-generated results have not received a good press in recent weeks, particularly with the A-level results debacle.  So it is no surprise that some investors are questioning whether they should be willing to trust a computer with managing their hard-earned cash?  Applying algorithms – or predefined sets of rules – …

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How do I invest in in technology stocks cheaply?

No one can doubt the might of US technology giant Apple. More than a billion of us are hooked on its sleek devices and there are few places in the world where its ubiquitous chomped-apple logo would not be recognised.  But can the company really be more valuable than all …

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How do I find out if I have a child trust fund?

Tens of thousands of 18-year-olds could unknowingly be entitled to a payout from a child trust fund set up on their behalf.  The funds were launched 15 years ago with every child born between September 1, 2002 and January 31, 2011 given a helping hand from the Government in the …

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