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Brexit deal and vaccine boost: Shares looks at the catalysts and stocks which could help UK stocks throw off the lockdown shackles and play catch-up in 2021.

This week’s issue includes fund managers’ best ideas for the year ahead, an in-depth examination of lockdown winner Peloton, plus insight into the VCT space and help analysing an income statement.

Also in the digital magazine: putting the surging price of Bitcoin in context, a preview of upcoming earnings reports in the US and UK, investment trusts going cheap and a look at the upcoming IPOs planned by footwear firm Dr. Martens and online greetings cards business Moonpig.

Financial statements can appear intimidating at first but with practice they are incredibly useful

Iconic boot brand and online greeting card platform kickstart what could be a banner year for IPOs

Some key signals are pointing to an economic uptick ahead

Earnings forecasts have been upgraded once again on strong demand and deal making  

There is no reliable basis for valuing cryptocurrencies

Post-Brexit there are restrictions on buying stock in the airline

The professionals tell us their biggest winners and losers for 2020 and the stocks exciting them now

A lockdown winner, we look at whether the stock is trading on substance or hype

VCTs can potentially be a decent wealth builder, but you need an appetite for risk and be willing to lock your money away for at least five years

We look at trusts trading at a greater discount or premium to NAV versus their 12-month average

Looking at the options for those fortunate enough to have enjoyed a pandemic savings boost

Amid uncertainty, earnings season will provide some hard numbers to make judgements on

Missing Jack Ma and financial penalties threat unlikely to harm online business long-term

Appian deal brings much more than an increase in assets

Positive portfolio developments make the discount to NAV look anomalous

This looks an attractive entry point for investors interested in unloved Latin American equities

Strong trading update shows the supermarket is on the right track and is going cheap

UCaaS firm has scope to narrow unfair UK growth discount

Ironically it was the most popular 'sell' rated stocks that beat the index last year, not the 'buy' rated ones

Our resident expert discusses how much you can put into your retirement pot