It’s been 10 years since the problems leading to the global financial crisis triggered a sell-off in banking stocks. Given these companies have subsequently had to rebuild their businesses and strengthen their balance sheets; is now the time to buy the banks once again? The new issue of Shares looks at the sector in detail and discusses the bull and bear points for the main UK-quoted banks.
If you’re new to the world of stocks, shares and funds; don’t miss a guide on what to expect in your first year of investing. You can find an article explaining the difference between unit trusts and OEICs. There is also a debate on whether you need more than one person to run an investment fund.
As for individual stocks, Shares considers whether Kraft could make another takeover bid for Unilever. You can also read stories on GoCompare’s runaway share price success, Cairn Energy’s contrarian opportunity and a newly-listed service company which works for most of the big housebuilders.