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Some investors have earned a legendary reputation for their stock picking abilities and this week’s Shares looks at ways to emulate the likes of Warren Buffett and Jim Slater via certain stocks and funds.

Also this week: what the latest Brexit news could mean for the markets, the small cap asset manager delivering big returns, and three checks to help navigate the US earnings season.

Discover how an open-minded approach to investing can pay off and find out the risks and rewards associated with concentrated funds.

Shares also explains how to avoid big pension pitfalls, it analyses Ferrari’s investment case and discusses the role of bonds in a portfolio.

  We reveal a range of stocks and funds that have the right characteristics sought by four well-known investors

Government is ramping up its efforts in an attempt to drive down emissions  

Telecoms firm's share price has collapsed from 400p levels in three years  

High profile departures from the cabinet follow Chequers agreement  

US firm Dish not barred by ‘put up or shut up’ takeover panel rules

During the England vs. Panama showdown direct bookings fell 9%  

The re-emergence of consolidation in the banking space is not just a matter of necessity  

Management missteps, weaker big ticket spend and hot competition slow progress at the premium memory foam mattress seller  

This is a scarce, high quality, non-cyclical growth stock, argue analysts  

Focusing purely on how concentrated funds are in certain sectors is not always helpful  

The 5% yielding investment trust has a simple approach to property investing  

We look at some popular funds to explain what different letters mean for retail investors

Some common errors people make when planning for post-work life  

We take a look at the competition for this popular series of funds and how recent criticisms of them stack up  

Make sure that investing in what you know doesn’t close your mind to other opportunities  

Share price breaks through $200 mark for first time; IPO was at $38

The pub operator says the beer was flowing more than usual during the England vs. Panama match

£1.2bn withdrawn from UK equity funds in May as clock towards Brexit ticks

What are the latest earnings reports from US companies telling us?  

We debate whether fixed income assets are still a useful diversification tool  

Finish Line deal and World Cup boost among the reasons to re-visit the sportswear star turn

The FTSE 100 miner has hidden value which could soon be realised  

Proceeds of £350m to £400m expected from divestment of loss-making unit

Company unveils latest bolt-on deal ahead of full year update

This company's client list and its global footprint suggests there is plenty of upside to come

This small cap asset management specialist is doing really well

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These articles are provided by Shares magazine which is published by AJ Bell Media, a part of AJ Bell. Shares is not written by AJ Bell Youinvest.

Shares is provided for your general information and use and is not a personal recommendation to invest. It is not intended to be relied upon by you in making or not making any investment decisions. The investments referred to in these articles will not be suitable for all investors. If in doubt please seek appropriate independent financial advice.

Investors acting on the information in these articles do so at their own risk and AJ Bell Media and its staff do not accept liability for losses suffered by investors as a result of their investment decisions.

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