Good morning and welcome to the Week Ahead.

We’ve been really pleased with the responses to this new format in the last few weeks (do keep sending us your feedback), which we’ve used to highlight upcoming financial results and economic events. But now with results season winding down on both sides of the Atlantic and in Europe, I have taken the opportunity this week to try and address some of questions that have been raised, especially from those of you who are looking for opportunities beyond the beleaguered British markets.

We’re a couple of weeks away from the start of the new tax year - a time when many of you might be pondering your strategy and thinking about the best ways to use your new years allowance. Our Academy has got some ideas if you’re doing a bit of a portfolio spring clean. This morning we have published Roland’s latest guide to generating investment ideas using screens and look out for some hints about healthy portfolio management later in the week.

There are still a few numbers that might be of interest set to be released this week, which you can find in the table below. In the UK, Tuesday sees a small flurry of FTSE 250 announcements, including a couple of gambling companies. In the US, GameStop (NYQ:GME) is set to announce final quarter results on Thursday. It has been three years since downtrodden private investors in the US failed to turn this stock into a battering ram to take down the big, bad hedge funds and only succeeded in hurting themselves (and teaching the investment world a valuable lesson about short squeezes). Since then, sales have continued to slide and the company hasn’t been able to turn a profit since 2018. It looks like the hedge funds might have been right and GameStop is going the same way as Blockbuster.

Announcements to look out for this week

UK financial results International financial results Economic Announcements
Monday Pennon Group trading update
Tuesday Ocado trading update
Interim results - Bellway, Smiths Group, Softcat, YouGov
Annual results - 888 Holdings, Flutter Entertainment
Buzzfeed Q4 earnings
Small pharma companies (including cannabis stocks)
Wednesday Interim results - James Halstead
Final results - S4 Capital
Gamestop Q4 earnings
Thursday Final…

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