The man who thinks he’s cracked the trick to winning the Lottery reveals his secrets – and is so convinced they’ll work he already has the champagne on standby

Retired entertainer Ray Spiller, 70, is so convinced he will win the National Lottery that he has a few bottles of champagne waiting to celebrate. He has always enjoyed entering since it started 30 years ago. But in December, Ray decided to see if people wanted to join a Lottery syndicate to buy tickets together … Read more

JPMorgan Strategist Who Predicted Biden Withdrawal Has Gloomy Outlook For EV Sector, Ukraine War

JPMorgan Asset Management strategist Michael Cembalest had previously predicted that President Joe Biden would drop out from this year’s presidential race in his list of “top 10 possible surprises for 2024” published in the company’s Jan. 1 “Eye on the Market Outlook” report. “President Biden withdraws sometime between Super Tuesday and the November election, citing … Read more

BUSINESS LIVE: TSB profits plummet; Mobile network licence fees review; SThree suffers hiring slow

By Live Commentary Updated: 09:14 BST, 23 July 2024 The FTSE 100 is down 0.5 per cent in early trading. Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are TSB, SThree, Compass Group, Fuller, Smith & Turner, Audioboom and Mitie. Read the Tuesday 23 July Business Live blog below. > If you are using … Read more

Record number of drivers are being caught and fined for ignoring smart motorway rules

A record number of motorists are being caught ignoring one of the biggest rules when driving on a smart motorway, an investigation has found. More than 53,000 drivers have been snared by cameras for continuing to travel in lanes marked with a ‘Red X’ sign on overhead gantries, with contraventions increasing ten-fold in the last … Read more

BUSINESS LIVE: BT fined over 999 failings; Entain names CEO; UK dividends hit record high

By Live Commentary Updated: 15:16 BST, 22 July 2024 The FTSE 100 is up 0.8 per cent in afternoon trading. Among the companies with reports and trading updates today are BT Group, Entain, Vodafone and Ocado. Read the Monday 22 July Business Live blog below. > If you are using our app or a third-party … Read more

The Last Time This Warren Buffett Indicator Reached This High, A Painful Year-Long Bear Market Followed

Warren Buffett’s time-tested stock market valuation indicator reached an all-time high of 200% last week, surpassing a peak of 197% in November 2021. This implies that US stocks may be extremely overvalued. Shortly after the “Buffett Indicator” peaked in November 2021, the stock market entered a bear market. The indicator divides the total market capitalisation … Read more

Fund Manager Overseeing Top-3% Growth Funds Shares A Proven Strategy to Navigate the AI Boom

A Stanford graduate, Dr. Ankur Crawford co-manages the top 1% Alger Capital Appreciation Fund (ACAAX) and the top 3% Alger Spectra Fund (SPECX), which are growth-focused funds. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Crawford said the two funds share similarities and are “different flavours of the same process.” She holds several US patents and … Read more

An AbFab car sale: Alfa Romeo used by Jennifer Saunders’ character in classic episode going to auction for £30k

Crack open the ‘Bolly’ for the car famously clamped outside Harvey Nicholls 1993 Alfa Romeo Spider starred in hilarious 1990s sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous With 46,326 miles on the clock, it is heading to a classic car auction in August  By Megan Howe Updated: 06:13 BST, 22 July 2024 A sports car that featured in an episode … Read more

What it really costs to move to Cyprus: You’ll get tax benefits, a much cheaper cost of living and more affordable property

For many years, Sue and Allan Griffiths thought they might retire to Spain. Summer after summer they returned to the south-eastern region of Murcia on holiday and dreamed of living there permanently. But in 2022, they pivoted to Cyprus and ended up moving to the village of Xylofagou last year. ‘After Brexit we didn’t feel … Read more