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5 Reasons why you should check out dabbl

We’ve built dabbl with the aim of providing the next generation of self-directed investor with an easy, cost effective and fun way of buying and selling stocks and shares in thousands of companies from across the globe. For too long, investing directly into shares has been beyond the reach of many, but we’re changing all …

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Dabbl 101 – The nuts and bolts of buying shares

What happens when I buy a share? Each company has a limited number of shares in circulation at any one time. Many years ago, a physical share certificate would be issued to show the entitlement, but now most ownership records are held electronically. It is the responsibility of the company – ‘the issuer’ – to …

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Spotify – Behind the scene of the music empire’s IPO

Spotify, the music streaming service which emerged from Sweden almost a decade ago, will see its shares traded on the stock market for the first time this week. But what’s all the hype about and are there any guarantees this can be the next great internet success story? Spotify’s unconventional route to market – does …

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What the heck is a dividend?!

Last week, the supermarket giant Tesco announced that it would resume paying a dividend to shareholders. Markets welcomed the news, but just what is a dividend, why is it important and which companies are the best dividend payers out there? A successful company should be making enough money to pay its staff, invest in expansion, …

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UK Stockmarket at record level as oil price rallies

UK shares are at record levels today, shaking off the concerns around the WannaCry cyber-attack and instead being driven by higher oil prices benefiting oil and commodity companies. Tesco – the world’s 5th largest supermarket group, has pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy – although not until 2030. The company will be installing solar …

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Another new appointment for m&s

BP – may have reported some bumper profits earlier this week off the back of rising prices since the start of the year, but shares are under pressure both for the company and its major peer BP this morning. Over-production and uncertainty as to whether the Opec cartel will continue to limit production has left …

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fintech. who and what are you?

FinTech. A word that right now, is being batted around more than a Slazenger at Wimbledon.  But what actually is it? FinTech is (drum roll please…) the providing of Financial Services using Technology. Oh. Okay. Did someone say anti-climax? Granted. When chiseled to the core, FinTech by definition is not the sexiest concept to originate …

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