The UK Investor Magazine Podcast is joined by Alan Green to jump into this week’s key markets themes and the UK equities grabbing the attention of investors.
We start by looking at the Microsoft takeover of Activision and what the biggest cash takeover of the pandemic means for the Metaverse.
UK inflation has jumped to 5.4%, the highest levels in 30 years. There is consideration paid to what this means for UK investors that focus on London-listed shares and the sectors that could benefit in an inflationary environment.
Although Burberry noted rising prices in their recent update, their biggest issue was the lack of spending by tourists. Despite this dent in sales figures, the market seems to looking past the short term impact of COVID to a resumption of normal consumer behaviour.
JD Wetherspoon was ravaged by the pandemic and the reduction in spending was still evident in the latest figures. With shares trading around 900p there could be a rebound as drinkers return to their bars.
We also touch on Technology Minerals and the establishment of their operations in the Circular Economy.