As a Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) shareholder, it’s great to finally be able to say the shares have had a good year. Well, so far at least. The rise has carried on through May, pushing the Lloyds share price up 35% in 2021. Will the momentum keep on driving the shares up through June?

Well, I’m not seriously going to try to predict where Lloyds will go next month. That’s for two reasons. One is that anything can happen in such a short timescale, and one-month movements are hard to distinguish from random. The other reason is that I’m lousy at the prediction game anyway.

But do I see value in taking stock of what’s happened and thinking about the things that could affect the Lloyds share price through June and beyond.

Lloyds share price weakness

Lloyds shares are still down around 12% since mid-February 2020, just before the … Read more

May has been a good month for a lot of FTSE 100 stocks. But for Tesco (LSE: TSCO), it’s been a sideways month with no real overall movement. Where will the Tesco share price go in June and beyond?

I don’t try to predict such short-term movements with any seriousness. But it can be fun to look out for what’s coming up and what might affect the shares we hold. On that front, Tesco has a first-quarter update scheduled for 18 June. The last full year is a tricky one to go on, as there’s clearly been a big Covid-19 effect. While profit took a tumble, sales were up. People still need to eat, and Tesco’s home delivery service kept it at the front of consumers’ minds.

But any pandemic-related sales boost will not last as we edge ever closer to normality. And the Tesco share price will surely … Read more

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Marketers are living their best life right now with the number of platforms available. We can tap into so many audiences to find our customer avatars making an omnichannel presence easier than ever before.

Savannah Sanchez, the founder of Social Savannah, has become an expert at helping her ecommerce clients market on Snapchat spending $50k-$2M per month on social ads. “Snapchat has robust prospecting and retargeting abilities so ecommerce brands should be taking full advantage of the ease of campaign set up.”

Not to mention the platform has 280 million daily active users and is up 22% YoY.

Count us in.

We’re bringing you Savannah’s expert take on Snapchat marketing so you can decide if it’s the right platform for you and start piecing together how you’ll approach your content. As Savannah consistently sees, … Read more

As Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month comes to a close, I hope our community has taken the time to read and put into action three ways to support the AAPI community, which includes learning about the history of Asian American racism in the U.S.

People of Asian descent tend to get lumped into a single group, but the Asian American diaspora is incredibly diverse. To truly honor all the individuals that make up the AAPI community, I want to tell the stories of different Asian Americans, challenge you to relate these stories to your own lived experiences, and begin to think about what true diversity and inclusion looks like.

To help us personally reflect and connect with these stories, I’ve included questions from Terri Givens’ book, Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides. Through empathy and identifying shared values, we can bridge Read more

The US is home to most of the world’s biggest and richest public companies. I’ve been checking today’s most popular stocks, trying to find the best US shares to buy now. Would any of these make my list?

Just about everyone seems to be tipping Apple at the moment. Well, not just now. It’s been like that for years. I remember the first time I decided that Apple shares were overvalued and didn’t buy. It was about 25 years ago, and we know what’s happened since.

Yes, Apple was definitely one of the best US shares to buy back then. But is it now? On a trailing P/E of 29, it really doesn’t look overvalued to me. But tech shares like Apple seem to perpetually hinge on the next quarter’s results, and they could go in either direction in 2021.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tesla is popular with buyers of US stocks … Read more