Mr Bearbull says portfolios of shares in outstanding companies are worth sticking with, but what characteristics qualify a company for greatness? To help, Bearbull looks at the share price performance in the five years to the end of 2018 of 12 companies he had identified as being perceived as great in the late 1990s. Though greatness may have deserted some (looking at you Mitie and N Brown), there is still much to be learned. Click here to read this week's column.
And there are a variety of measures to weigh up the value of companies and their shares, and this week Phil Oakley pinpoints some of the most commonly used measures of valuation and the pros and cons of using them. Click here to read the latest from Phil.
Meanwhile, Harriet Russell reports on fast fashion, which is under fire, and this week's Boohoo update proves investors haven't yet forgiven the sector's sins. Click here to read this week's Taking Stock.