Jackson Wong PhD

Jackson has over 15 years experience as a financial analyst. Previously a director of Stockcube Research as head of Investors Intelligence providing market timing advice and research to some of the world's largest institutions and hedge funds. Expertise: Global macroeconomic investment strategy, statistical backtesting, asset allocation, and cross-asset research. Jackson has a PhD in Finance from Durham University.

Easyjet affirms full-year target despite challenging market conditions

Troubles in BA and Ryanair are helping easyJet to affirm its full-year target. In today’s trading statement (October 7), easyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren said: “As a result of our self-help initiatives and the increased demand due to disruption at British Airways and Ryanair, we anticipate achieving headline profit before tax for the full year 2019 …

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Zero Fee Stockbroking

Zero commission is sapping investor interest in brokerage shares

An intense price war is going on the US brokerage sector. ETrade, following Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, is charging $0 for trades in stocks and exchanged-traded funds (ETFs). This move will cost the company an estimated $75 million in its second quarter earnings. Understandably, investors gave the stock a thumb down. E-Trade, with the …

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Recession Protection

Three ways to recession-proof your portfolio

Worried about the market crashing? Here are three principles of protecting your investments against a recession. In case you haven’t noticed, UK economic performance has been running at sub-par levels since 2018. In the last quarter, the British economy was the weakest among G7 nations, with a dismal -0.2% (see below). More worryingly, one more …

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Bears reaped massive gains from Thomas Cook, Pearson and Metro Bank

Short sellers are netting a fortune these days. According to the FCA net-short disclosure data (available here), the top 10 most shorted stocks in the LSE are: Thomas Cook Metro Bank Debenhams Kier Group Wood Group IQE Babcock International Arrow Global Pearson Weir Thomas Cook (TCG) collapsed into administration this week giving the short-sellers massive gains. …

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Boohoo’s revenue just topped £1 billion – Is it time to buy?

Boohoo’s (BOO) annual sales surged past the £1 billion mark as the firm drew success from its marketing and international operations. Sales for £565 million for the six-months to August, which outperformed market consensus. International sales now account for 44% of the group revenue. Meanwhile, its pretax-profits jumped by 83% to £45.2 million over the …

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Should you still be shorting AA (LON: AA) after these interim results?

If not for the £2.7 billion debt pile, AA plc (AA.) would look like a classic Graham stock to buy. Today, the roadside operator announced its interim results. In summary: Membership stabilising at 3.19 million Six-month revenue £491 million, largely unchanged from 2018, with operating profits up £120 million Growth in its insurance business Interim …

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Bank of England: Bank Rate unchanged at 0.75%

Five-Point Summary (source) Bank of England voted unanimously to hold the policy rate unchanged at 0.75%; bond purchases stay at £435 billion MPC notes the rising risk from the Sino-US trade war, noting that the ‘trade war between the United States and China has intensified, and the outlook for global growth has weakened.’ Brexit is making …

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Ocado Plc (OCDO) affirms growth in its retail revenue

Ocado PLC (OCDO) has re-positioned its business from grocery delivery to a provider of retail technology solutions. After all, the money for a startup grocer seems to lie in providing new technologies to older grocers than being a grocer itself. Ocado is clear about this transformation since 2018. Marks & Spencer (MKS), one of Ocado’s most important solutions …

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