Share tips for 2015: will fashion flourish? will airlines fly?

Guardian business writers outperformed the FTSE 100 with their share tips for 2014. Can they do even better this year?

The word “volatile” could have been coined to describe the stock market in 2014. Early in the year we were dusting off the record books as the FTSE 100 – supported by central banks keeping the money taps turned on to boost flagging economies – came within 52 points of the peak achieved in December 1999 at the time of the dotcom boom.


But the London index, weighed down as it is with commodity companies dependent on global growth and energy companies affected by the oil price, never did hit that peak as fears of a slowdown grew during the year. The strength of sterling hitting companies’ overseas earnings was another factor holding it back.


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