Shell, Spirent, Nvidia and many more in the Proactive Xmas tips contest

Our third annual festive stock picking competition throws up a record 17 choice investment morsels for the coming year.

Whose stock or investment trust or fund will rise the most in 2023? (Or fall the least as the competition almost was last year.)

To go back, the past year was recently wrapped up with an ETF short-selling Cathie Wood in the top position, followed by a UK mid-cap that was taken over and a well-respected investment trust in third place.

The year before, the choice of an AIM toddler beat off a big uranium miner and wily old Warren Buffet.

Both times the best-performing investment choice at the final hurdle has been one that raced to an early lead and carried most of the gains through to the winning line – so let’s see how the 2023 share tips fare.

Here are your runners and riders – lined up alphabetically by surname in the traps, with more detail if you keep scrolling all the way:

  1. A FTSE 100 oil major – Chris Beauchamp, IG
  2. UK equities-focused investment trust – Ian Cooper, Brewin Dolphin
  3. US big tech stock – William Farrington, journalist at Proactive
  4. Equity: China equity investment trust – Danni Hewson, AJ Bell
  5. Equity: UK mid-cap telecoms share – Peter Higgins aka @Conkers3
  6. Aussie gold miner – Peter Hodgkins, private investor
  7. Media sector small cap – Andrew Hore, The AIM Journal
  8. Mid-cap insurer – John Kingham, UK Dividend Stocks
  9. Luxury fashion share – Dan Lane, Freetrade
  10. UK smaller companies fund – Darius McDermott, FundCalibre
  11. US airline stock – Sam North, eToro
  12. Global bond ETF – Victoria Scholar, ii
  13. UK income fund – Peter Sleep, 7IM
  14. London-listed Coal miner – Vince Stanzione, trader and trainer
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Spirent positioning technological innovation company wins Queen’s Award for Company

GNSS positioning organization regarded for continued international trade achievements

The positioning technological know-how small business of Spirent Communications has been honored with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Business.

Spirent is a single of only 226 businesses in the United Kingdom to be regarded with the Queen’s Award, which acknowledges the company’s excellence in international trade.

Spirent is headquartered in the United kingdom, with its positioning business enterprise in Paignton, Devon, creating and production positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) test alternatives. It also has a investigation and enhancement facility in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

“As reliance on PNT technology continues to mature, our positioning technological innovation business is the trusted lover of the world’s foremost PNT builders, delivering most overall performance without having compromise through our committed examination and validation answers,” explained Martin Foulger, typical supervisor, Spirent Positioning. “We are honored to obtain the prestigious Queen’s Award accolade, which is testament to the tricky function of our workforce in enabling us to realize this sort of large accomplishment all over the world.”

Powered by its worldwide trade, its exports outside the house of the Uk characterize a major proportion of its enterprise, serving a worldwide consumer foundation across 5 continents and extra than 40 nations. Its know-how has represented the worldwide gold typical for business and federal government study and development services given that the inception of GPS.

Its main company is the simulation of GNSS signals in laboratories for the progress of programs made use of in superior aircraft, chipsets, satellites, smartphones, cars, autonomous systems, marine vessels and protection programs, as nicely as the navigation units themselves.

“Market leaders who are producing PNT programs have positioned their rely on in our exam remedies for a long time due to our unrivaled effectiveness, realism and trustworthiness,” explained Foulger. “Furthermore, Spirent abilities is

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