Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at Next, the first of the retailers to reveal how Christmas trading went. As he discusses, soon to come will be Morrisons, Marks & Spencer and Tesco, all still struggling to cope with Aldi and Lidl and all facing ongoing restructuring. There's also a trading update coming from Taylor Wimpey which will give an indication of what's happening in the housing sector.
It's not been a year in the markets that many investors will remember fondly. Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at the year that was 2018, highlighting some of the household names that have fallen out of favour as well as pointing out a surprising winner. Warning of value traps, he highlights some of the main influences on shares, including Brexit, trade wars and interest rates. Whether 2019 starts well or not, the advice is to drip-feed investment rather than try to call a chance in sentiment.
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks back at the shock news from Asos, as well as Boohoo's more encouraging statement. He looks at numbers from Petrofac and GlaxoSmithKline's healthcare merger with Pfizer. He discusses the latest inflation and retail sales numbers and the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates unchanged, unlike the US Fed.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at first quarter results from Ferguson, the world's biggest plumbing supplies distributor. He also looks at the way in which sentiment in the UK market is now trumping fundamentals. Graham highlights some changes in the FTSE100 share index, with Royal Mail and Just Eat departing. And he looks ahead to forthcoming results from Ashtead and BAT.
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent numbers from Thomas Cook, Unilever, Findel and RPC, as well as the markets' reaction to the most recent Brexit forecasts from the Bank of England and the Treasury.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at numbers from Experian, Vodafone and Royal Mail and looks ahead to forthcoming results from compass, Centrica & United Utilities, Easyjet and Kingfisher.
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent results from BP & Shell, HSBC & Standard Charters, Glaxo, Next and BT. He also looks ahead, telling us what we might expect from Associated British Foods, Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Sainsbury's and Morrison's.