Tesco (LSE: TSCO) is currently trading at its lowest share price for years. Excluding the darkest hours of the last recession, you have to go back to 2006 for a lower price. In a recent article, I covered the reasons why Tesco's Christmas trading statement caused their share price to drop 20%. Once you understand why shareholders were so concerned by the contents of that short statement, the important more »
Tesco (LSE: TSCO) recently published their Christmas trading statement. Their share price dropped around 20% on the day. That's a huge drop for any stock, especially one of the FTSE's big 'reliable' blue chip stocks. In this article I look at why shareholders reacted so badly to the statement.
One cause of the shareholder reaction is the negative growth reported for the UK. Like-for-like UK revenue was down more »
It is useful to be able to estimate what a given annual return will turn your investment into, over a period of time. This gives you an understanding of what return would be sufficient for you to get where you want to be. In a recent article I introduced the rule of 72, which allows you to accurately estimate the total amount of money you will have if you invest more »
There has been a lot of hype around IMAX (NYSE: IMAX) in recent weeks, with many newspaper and internet articles all singing from the same glowing hymn sheet. The Motley Fool itself has had a number of articles in recent weeks, with Rick Munarriz (twice), and Travis Hoium and Brian Pacampara all writing positively about the IMAX.
It's not hard to tell why either. The story does look appealing more »
I have done a lot of reading about investing over the last year or so. I've read various key texts on investing, and thousands of blog posts and articles online. I will no doubt blog on some of the most useful in the future, but for now I wanted to talk about what I think has been the most commonly used tip that I discovered...
The rule of 72 more »