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Where to look for UK opportunities

  • Describe the challenges of investing in UK stocks right now
  • Explain why there has been a rally of sorts in recent months
  • Identify the appeal to private equity firms, taking these businesses private
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Investing in UK opportunities
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Investing in the UK has been a tricky business over the past few years given the political uncertainty due to Brexit, and ongoing upheaval in the UK's political and economic life.

But UK stocks have started to rally especially since the start of the year, or at least have not fallen as far as global equities over the same time period.

The UK economy is currently feeling the effects of inflation and rising interest rates, and recent retail figures suggest people are already reining in their discretionary spending.

However, as the world has woken up since the privations of the pandemic, demand for energy has increased and pressure has mounted on non-Russian supplies of oil and gas, so oil and gas stocks are in the ascendent, despite widespread concerns about the environmental impact of fossil fuels.

This guide examines some of the opportunities available to investors, seeking exposure to the UK economy.

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Approx.30min

Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. The UK equity sector has dramatically outperformed the global sector in the past few months, true or false?

  2. Which of the following has NOT been driving a mini-rally in UK stocks?

  3. What does Neil Veitch think is the reason that Uk stocks have had a rally?

  4. Why is the FTSE100 doing better than FTSE 250?

  5. There is great choice for investors of UK tech stocks, true or false?

  6. Which of the following is NOT a reason for private equity to take an interest in UK businesses?

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  • Describe the challenges of investing in UK stocks right now
  • Explain why there has been a rally of sorts in recent months
  • Identify the appeal to private equity firms, taking these businesses private

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