Veganuary Victory For Greggs

Tuesday, 19th February: Have you tried Greggs’ vegan sausage roll? After hearing an unconvinced review from a colleague, I decided to stay away, but the rest of the UK seem to be loving the new addition to the menu, as it helped boost sales in the first seven weeks of January by 14.1%. The meat-free…

Footasylum Shares Soar Amongst Small-Caps

Monday, 18th February: At the top of the list of almost 920 companies on the AIM today was Footasylum, up more than an overwhelming 87% at one point following the news that founder JD Sports bought an 8.3% stake in the youth-focused UK shoe and clothing retailer. Footasylum issued two profit warnings in 2018, and…

A Valentine’s Day Portfolio

  Valentine’s Day isn’t like Shrove Tuesday, not everyone can get into the ‘fun’ of an overpriced set menu surrounded by awkward dates or over the top scenes of PDA. But, here at Vertem we have come up with a way that everyone can prosper, no matter how cards and flowers were delivered to you…

Smurfit Results Pack Delight

Wednesday, 13 February: Wall Street rallied yesterday as optimism grew around easing tensions about the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China. This meant gains of >1% across most major US bourses, and Asian markets followed suit to see substantial ground made up this morning. This as expected fed into Europe, with the FTSE…

Plus500 Subside

Tuesday, 12 February: Cautious optimism was able to lift markets this morning as Asian bourses followed a downbeat start to the week for Wall St. The FTSE was lifted by a weaker pound as well as financial and commodity stocks earlier. Slightly offset by airlines which occupied all the bottom spots. Brexit worries continue to…

Mike Ashley says NO to cake?

Monday, 11 February: The FTSE 100 today followed suit with the majority of global bourses to move higher, eventually closing up 0.82%. The weaker pound of course continuing to support the index, which was helped early doors by miners who then eventually slipped away as brent prices declined. Smith & Nephew were amongst the worst…