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    SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: How mporium is helping advertisers profit from being in the right place at the right time

    Mporium Group Life is unpredictable and lived in real time, which presents a challenge for advertisers - one that Mporium Group's technology can help them overcome.Its proprietary technology enables advertisers to get more bangs for their buck by accurately targeting consumers when live events stimulate consumer interest.Whether it be the X Factor, an England batting collapse or that old British standby 'the weather', people now want to comment on it, or Google it or log on to a shopping site to buy something related to it. [media_photo id="884589" height="419" width="634" alt="Tricky: mporium Group's technology enables advertisers to accurately target unpredictable ...

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    Don't let your pension savings dwindle: Five of the best funds to invest in for income in retirement

    The financial watchdog has sounded the alarm over savers using the pension freedoms to move retirement money to ordinary bank accounts, or into drawdown plans without getting investment advice. So what's the alternative?We have asked Darius McDermott, director of investment research house FundCalibre, to take a look at where you can invest for a better return. Here's what he said. Retirement funds: Financial watchdog has sounded the alarm over how savers are using pension freedomsWhen thinking about some fund options for ...

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    Now anti-Brexit campaigner Miller threatens investment bosses with court action if they don't reveal full fund costs in pounds and pence

    City investment manager Alan Miller, who is married to the prominent anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, has threatened fund managers with court action if they don't reveal all investors' costs in pounds and pence.The Millers have already won a Supreme Court battle against the British government over Brexit - and now Alan Miller has revealed plans to take on an investment industry he branded 'dishonest'.Speaking at a forum in London today, Mr Miller - himself a former New Star fund manager - gave the investment industry until 3 January 2018 to disclose all charges in pounds and pence or said he'd ...

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    TRADER TIPS: City insiders say buy ITV but sell Rolls Royce as it nurses 4bn loss

    Buy this: ITVGoldman Sachs has kept its buy rating on ITV.It believes weakness in the sector is temporary rather than deep-rooted and expects advertising figures to improve in the second half of the year.Analysts said that large spenders which had cut their ad budget due to financial pressure, such as consumer goods companies, were now increasing it for the first time since 2011. Goldman Sachs has kept its buy rating on ITV. It believes weakness in ...

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    SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Gold boom, Just Eat, Debenhams and Berkeley Energia

    We round up the Sunday newspaper share tips. This week, Midas takes a look at gold gains and updates on a uranium mine, the Telegraph rules the rule of Just Eat while the Times analyses Debenhams. MAIL ON SUNDAYGold is one of the most unusual investments that anyone can make. It does not pay dividends, it does not produce earnings and it does not make promises about growth prospects like most firms do.But it does deliver returns, outperforming property and the FTSE 100 Index over the past ten years.If someone had put 1,000 into the ...

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    MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Gold gains new lustre as global threats grow

    Gold is one of the most unusual investments that anyone can make. It does not pay dividends, it does not produce earnings and it does not make promises about growth prospects like most firms do.But it does deliver returns, outperforming property and the FTSE 100 Index over the past ten years. If someone had put 1,000 into the FTSE in 2007 for example, it would be worth 1,640 today, while the same amount invested in 20-year gilts would be worth 1,350, or 1,190, if the cash had been ploughed into UK property. An equal investment in gold would be worth ...

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    JO HAMBRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT UK DYNAMIC: Manager Alex Savvides profits by keeping close eye on firms with changes at top

    The 2008 financial crisis should have been an inauspicious moment to launch a UK focused fund. But Alex Savvides, manager of JO Hambro Capital Management UK Dynamic, shrugs off this historically formidable moment. He points to the fund s strong performance from the start, regularly outshining peers.He says: I am sanguine about such influences. Uncertain times, whether caused by the financial crisis, the Scottish independence referendum, the Brexit vote or General Elections, are a constant presence but not a constant worry in his search for dynamic companies to invest in. Savvides seeks out a different ...

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    MIDA SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Spanish treasure...uranium mine on track to grow

    The King and Queen of Spain have just finished the first Spanish royal state visit to Britain in more than 30 years. Amid all the pomp, there are serious issues to discuss, not least the social and commercial ties that bind our two countries.In its own small way, Berkeley Energia is one of those ties an AIM-traded company developing a uranium mine in Salamanca, just a couple of hours from the King and Queen s royal residence in Madrid.Midas tipped the stock in October 2016 at 47p. Since then, the group has raised $30 million ( 24 million) by placing ...

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    Funds that let you short failing stores and bet on the decline of US shopping malls

    Closing: Shopping malls across the US are suffering due to the rise of online shoppingA US investment company is planning to launch a trio of funds that allow punters to bet on the decline of US shopping malls.ProShare Advisors products plan to short or bet against the American retailers that are most likely to be hit by the growth of internet shopping.Thousands of major stores are shutting down in the US in what is being called the retail apocalypse , as ...

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    How to profit from the e-cigarette boom: Sales of vaping products expected to exceed 2bn by 2020 after surging 50% last year

    With increasing numbers of smokers turning to vaping in recent years, investment experts believe that the burgeoning e-cigarette industry is far from smoke and mirrors.This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the smoking ban in the UK, an event which was widely expected to be a massive blow to Britain's tobacco companies.Indeed, with an increased focus on ethical investing and declining numbers of smokers, tobacco firms fell out of vogue for some time.Although many international tobacco firms still focus on emerging economies, where the habit is less in decline, most are now beginning to throw some serious weight behind alternatives ...

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    SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Drinks firm Distil is already up 151% this year amid plans for global expansion

    Who is it? Based in London, Distil owns a range of gin, vodka and liqueur brands including RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Vintage Gin and Jago s Vanilla Cream Liqueur.The firm makes all its own spirits and is working to enter them into premium markets around the world through arrangements with local distributors.What s the latest? Earlier this month, shares in Distil soared after the firm announced that revenues had grown by 61 per cent year-on-year between April and June, boosted by particularly strong sales of its gin and spiced rum products.Last month, the firm reported ...

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    The Grand Slam stars of investment: As Wimbledon heats up, we take a look at the top seeded fund managers

    Wimbledon is in full swing with the most talented players in world tennis taking to the iconic courts in SW19 to vie for the illustrious Grand Slam title.To celebrate the acclaimed tournament - and for a bit of fun - Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest, has pored over the numbers to reveal the top seeded equity fund managers in the UK.Hollands looked at the career track records of some 554 equity fund managers over a minimum period of five years, across their various employers and funds within respective sectors to rank the players on beating the markets and ...

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    SMALL CAP IDEAS: Self-tanning firm InnovaDerma up 400% since listing as social media marketing pays off

    There is an old stock market adage that says it s better to travel than arrive and I couldn t help recalling this when I saw the share price of InnovaDerma.It certainly looks over-bought (that s where expectations get way ahead of reality).In the nine months since the stock listed last September, InnovaDerma s shares have surged by over 300p, or 400 per cent, on the back of the success of its ridiculously popular Skinny Tan range, one of the biggest stories ever to emerge from the BBC s Dragon s Den.But 20 minutes into the conversation with the company ...

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    'Pretty shameful'? 1.4m British shareholders locked out of Santander's rights issue - but will get a cash payout

    Santander's 1.4 million UK shareholders have been told they won't be allowed to take up their rights when around 7billion of new shares are issued later this month.Instead, the Spanish bank will give its British shareholders a cash payout at the average price per right sold on the Madrid stock exchange where the shares are listed.While UK shareholders will therefore see some windfall from the rights issue, investment advisers say the bank's decision to leave its British investors out of the deal will dilute their holdings by around 9 to 10 per cent. [media_photo id="859844" height="417" width="634" alt="Khalaf: 'To be ...

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    Profit from the rise of robots who'll bring you your tea: Spending on robotics expected to double to nearly 105bn by 2019

    Honda's Asimo robot can recognise faces, gestures and even understands commandsThe idea that one day robots will fly our planes, fill our dishwashers and write our newspapers might sound like science fiction but it's not.Robots are already being brought in to do the everyday tasks we loathe, such as tidying up, gardening and washing the car.Companies are trialling self-driving cars and increasingly using drones to deliver parcels. Scientists last week even predicted that sex robots so-called pleasure bots would become commonplace in the next ...

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