We have retired the Weekend Read 🗞

Would love to see a write up looking into the affect the US’s trade war is having on the global stock market

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I have no suggestions but wanted to go on record and say that I approved immensely of the copious Starcraft references a couple of weeks ago when discussing Sirius minerals :+1:

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You are a very good writer. I read you every Sat. Still, I thought I was going to get bored with the Diageo one as I thought, just as everyone else, I knew everything about them. Nervertheless, you still pulled it off and I found the article very enjoyable. You coverage is every time extensive, relevant and refreshing.

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Agreed, is always interesting even when I don’t think I am going to be interested

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Possibly a weekend piece on dividends including DRIP. Also included would be ex-dividend date, record date, payment date, dividend coverage. What happens to a stock upon the dividend being paid out etc. Possibly include scrips in this as an addendum section.

I think it would be very beneficial for new investors as well as a brush up for a few oldies :laughing:

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The Weekend Read is on its late summer holidays right now. :beach_umbrella:

It’s been great to see so many of you enjoying our long-form stories so far, and thanks for sharing your feedback above. We’ve reviewed all of them, and you’ll see some of the ideas implemented in the upcoming Reads.

We’ll use this break and iterate to make the Weekend Read even better in the future. Tell us (even) more about what you’d like to read about next.

  • Continued deep-dives into companies?
  • Corporate actions such as mergers, acquisitions, stock splits and the background?
  • The future of investing in the UK, post-Brexit?
  • Or the industries of the future?
  • A wrap-up of markets news?
  • Or, even – what has Freetrade been up to that week? :open_mouth:

Let us know below!

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Literally all of the above! Personally I wouldn’t mind having an article on Saturday and another one on Sunday. Perhaps a company deep dive one day and a macro topic the next one?

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Do you feel Saturday and Sunday are ideal because that’s when you have the most time to read, or would you read them on any other day as well?

Personally I wouldn’t mind any day, I actually quite often read the articles a few days later.

I guess the weekend has a bit of a romantic note to it, like a good old weekend newspaper read

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Spot on Spyros. We are happy with all the above. Great content so far. On Viktor’s point I think most would be read daily or the following day. Possibly have it stored on the app? Haven’t used it so that mightn’t be possible (at this time)

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I used to enjoy the “this week at Freetrade” articles - appreciate there are commercial sensitivities especially with others now in the market but is it possible to restart these?

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It’s something we’re looking at. :+1:

The main bottleneck is resources, which is something we’re working on. We think it was an interesting series from a content standpoint, and the community got a lot of value out of it.

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Prefer weekdays as I try to make weekends about family. Understand that everyone will have a different view and in reality I often read them during the work commute anyway.

Industries of the future would be great, vertical farming that’s been mentioned in the forum would be an interesting topic

Also some insight on the streaming wars i.e. Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Britbox, Disney etc

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Feel free to outsource it @Viktor Most of the time I’m reading and crunching numbers anyway. The Streaming Battle could be a topic - Bob Iger of Disney has just left the Apple board after the $4.99 family plan announcement by Apple. It’s on.

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Market research and analysis of stocks with good value

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As long as Toby is writing them it’s all good :grin:

Marijuana industry and some news as to when the likes of Aurora will be on freetrade

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I think something on content/copyright owners would be interesting… and not just on films/tv

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