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Past articles by John:

Questor share tip: Buy Standard Life as shares are oversold

Standard Life 288p +11. → Read More

Questor share tip: Carpetright share plunge is not a buying opportunity

Carpetright 219¼p -55¾p Questor says SELL Carpetright, the UK’s largest flooring retailer, is making progress on a turnaround and the profits jumped 33pc higher in the full-year results announced yesterday, but the uncertainty of the vote to leave the EU sent the shares tumbling 20pc yesterday. → Read More

Brexit: the next 100 days for UK investors

Something miraculous happened as UK stock market stared into the abyss last week. → Read More

Brexit: The UK investors playbook

The Brexit playbook Stock markets tumbled following the result of the EU referendum, but investors and those in retirement shouldn’t panic, the best course of action is always to take some time and reach a more measured investment decision. → Read More

Questor share tip: DS Smith offers inflation beating dividends

DS Smith 412½p +25. → Read More

Questor share tip: Sell Debenhams shares as turnaround stumbles

Debenhams 69. → Read More

Questor share tip: Rio Tinto board changes point to more pain ahead

Rio Tinto £20. → Read More

Questor share tip: Avoid Majestic shares until profits recover

Majestic Wine 455p +17¼p Questor says AVOID Majestic Wine aimed to reverse falling profits and sales through the takeover of wine crowdfunding platform Naked Wines last year. → Read More

Bonds are best to protect UK shares from Brexit risk

The wild swings in equity markets as we approach the EU referendum on Thursday are a timely reminder of the stability and income that comes from holding bonds in a balanced portfolio. → Read More

Questor share tip: The UK shares most exposed to Brexit

The latest opinion polls on the EU referendum have rocked global markets. → Read More

Questor share tip: Buy Wincanton for long-term value

Wincanton 187. → Read More

Questor share tip: WS Atkins profits jump 23pc

WS Atkins £12. → Read More

Questor share tip: Sell Berkeley shares as prices fall

Berkeley Group £29. → Read More

Questor share tip: FirstGroup profits rise but debt lingers

Weaker demand also hit the Greyhound bus operations in the US where both revenue and profits declined. Management are confident that the company will bring in more cash in the year ahead, and this should lower the debt burden over time. The net debt levels remained flat at £1.4bn, against £1.6bn in shareholders equity at the end of March. FirstGroup shareholders are painfully aware of how debt… → Read More

Questor share tip: Ashtead lifts dividends by 48pc but shares look expensive

Lending tools and equipment to the construction industry is about half of the business these days. An increasing amount of sales comes from providing equipment for big events such as Glastonbury, the American football Superbowl and the PGA golf tournament. Access to finance Ashtead is benefitting from steady demand for tools after a recovery in the US construction industry, while banks still… → Read More

Questor share tip: Don't buy the dip, FTSE 100 overvalued as China bounce fades

The rally is showing signs of running out of steam. The price of iron ore has already come back from a peak of $60 per tonne reached last month. Oil fell briefly back below $50 per barrel yesterday as the world’s biggest producer Saudi Arabia increases production to defend market share against Iran, Libya and US shale oil drillers. FTSE 100 slides The commodity price recovery has been a major… → Read More

UK banking stocks fall on Brexit fears and European banking crisis

UK banking stocks hold a hypnotic pull over retail investors and regularly occupy the top of the league tables for the FTSE 100’s most traded shares. But, rising fears over the Brexit vote, the later stages of a London house price bubble, and a European banking crisis means investors would be mad to chase returns here this summer. Broken banking The fundamental problem with banking stocks, and… → Read More

Poundland profits to fall 90pc after delayed takeover of rival 99p stores

During the investigation, sales fell sharply at the 250 stores owned by 99p Stores after the uncertainty led to a reduction in credit guarantees, which resulted in stock shortages. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) waved through the deal in September, saying that the combination of the two chains would not lead to less choice for consumers. Only then was Poundland able to launch a… → Read More

Questor share tip: Things looks sweet for Associated British Foods after sugar price recovery

Sugar looks sweet ABF is one of the largest producers of sugar in the world, but was battered by a five-year sugar price slump. The price in the US has soared almost 40pc this year to $19.4 a pound, its highest level since 2013. Brazil, the world’s biggest producer of sugar – accounting for roughly a quarter of the world’s output – has been hampered by heavy rains midway through its crucial… → Read More

Questor picks shares to buy ahead of a Summer Sport bonanza

An alternative option is highlighted by Russ Mould, investment director at broker AJ Bell. He points out that shares in online takeaway specialist Just Eat have been battered by fears over competition from Hungry House and Deliveroo this year, falling 11pc in the year to date. Mr Mould points out that UK like-for-like orders were up 40pc in the first quarter, and cash generation remaining… → Read More