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Top 10 blue-chip stocks in the UK

Blue-chip stocks are renowned for their reputable and financially-sound businesses that often appeal to investors in good times and bad. We explain why people invest in them, and outline the top 10 blue chips in the UK.

BP vs Shell: how safe are returns in 2020?

BP and Shell have both posted a steep drop in earnings in 2019 on the back of lower oil prices and there are concerns this could continue to weigh on cash flow – and therefore returns – over the coming years.

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