Felicity Duncan: Is Uber really worth $17bn?

Concerns about overly optimistic tech IPO prices are everywhere these days, as observers and investors start to fret about the sky-high valuations that some of the hottest new properties in tech are attaining. One such red-hot stock is Uber, the app-based private car service, which is currently being valued at $17bn (and is operating in … Read more

Dividend aristocrats: Shares that generate high income. Investment ideas.

By Jackie Cameron There’s a breed of global stocks attractively named dividend aristocrats, so-called for their characteristic of consistently paying dividends to shareholders. An index has been compiled to track the performance of these companies, tapping into demand for income-generating investments in this low-interest rate environment. The S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats Index was developed by … Read more