Like Snow White's seven dwarves, investors seem to dig, dig, dig all day long. Beneath the Egyptian sands there are, apparently a few nuggets of gold. Apparently. But rather than actually have to go and dig it up yourself, why not just buy the shares?
Vodafone is a critical share to consider for anyone's portfolio let alone an investor seeking income. Interactive investor's champion stock-picker Edmond Jackson reckons Vodafone is an income buster.
From the US to India, this plucky little oil and gas explorer is bound to become a giant. You may just want to take a look at Gulfsands.
You can always count on people to up their smoking and drinking when times are bad, and we reckon this bad-boy of the vice world is a stock to keep your portfolio nice and cushy until Britain emerges from the dark ages.
Tesco just won't go away. It seems to be the ultimate defensive stock which keeps on attacking. Brilliant, omnipresent and just keeps on growing as if it was as organic as some of its produce. And, even better for you investors, it's got a bank...
Real Good Food Company seems to have been recent favourite of private investors and the price has moved a lot. In fact you could say that the share has been trading like hot cakes....
What is all the excitement about, all this trading activity, we asked ourselves? Maybe its just another example of the lure of the Dark Continent? Then again. Maybe not.
With a company called Chariot Oil - what are you supposed to do? Like many a share tale these days it is about oil and Africa and you can run out of jokes. So have a good look and then check out the numbers, you never know, you might have a runner...
Evolution has picked off the best bits of rival and taken the choicest bits of meat from the carcass of Lehman Brothers. We think it could be well placed to take advantage of any change in market dynamics.
BG (in one form or another) has been a part of the investing landscape since 1986 and some distant fictional shareholder called Sid. It's not know if Sid invested big style, but if he did - he wouldn't have paid 1194p a share, that's for sure.
You lot love banks, you can't get enough of them. You trade them like hot spuds in a souk full of spud merchants.
But there is one which just quietly gets on with it and quietly builds value amid the hubbub....
Imagine a world devastated by financial crisis – one in which liquidity and debt are impossible to come by. It is a world created by human error, erratic mathematics, unpredictable weather and broken thinking. There is a way to fix it all, and it has been discovered and developed by large brains in white coats. It’s called ULTRAHEDGE (TM)
Everyone seems to be getting into the oil business this year.
Solo Oil used to make hi-spec speakers and audio equipment and now it’s in oil.
That may sound funny to you, but to the punters who have pushed up the share price, it’s dead serious.
Reckitt Benckiser, one might argue, is the cleanest stock in the FTSE100. Cos of what it makes, mostly.
However badly the world is doing, there will always be germks and other yeuchy stuff.
So, give your portfolio a damned good scrubbing...
OK, here's a promise. When we write about a gold miner we won't do any hackneyed Goldfinger or James Bond gags.
That would be really just plain old dull. Unlike miner Randgold Resources, which glisters more than the stuff that it digs up.
So, Mr Randgold, you expect us to talk.... sorry. Slipped out.
The Faroe Islands are famous for fishing.
That's about it apart from their Viking heritage and being in the middle of the Atlantic.
Therein lies the source of our interest in these tiny Islands. Deep sea oil.
The pharmaceutical business relies on change in the world, and the profile of disease to thrive.
So while AstraZeneca has been quietly getting fatter, so have we...