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Are you a rational investor? In this week’s Shares we discuss how logical thinking can help you spot market inefficiencies, with 3 practical examples to illustrate the point. We also round up our 10 best picks for 2017, explaining why substantial news is helping them soar beyond the FTSE All-Share performance. We also address investor compensation, and what you can get back when investments go bad, we have market expert commentary suggesting that the pound could fall another 20%, plus a look at a big property conundrum. There’s a disruptive technology start-up in our Great Ideas, a high-quality FTSE 250 bargain, a small cap payout under threat and loads of other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.

How to approach the currency markets

Change to the way compensation payments are calculated could wipe millions off insurers’ profit

Positive catalysts to outweigh dollar power

Bribery charges and sterling hit shouldn't have come as a surprise

High yield suggested payout was under serious threat

Data shows January 2017 was strongest start to a year ever

Investment trust is pinning its hopes on a sustained re-rating in the commodities sector

Resources analyst says mining stocks far too expensive at the moment

Shares in safety kit maker may not stay low for long

Momentum building in events arm according to company

Homewares maker regaining investor interest

Retailer takes action to mitigate difficult trading conditions

Sports and health applications microcap rebrands

Shareholder payout could be canned as company suffers a string of bad news

Investment ideas if you are ultra bearish and worried about the future

Discount on Japan trust fails to reflect new management focus

We explain the situations in which you might be able to claim for compensation

New rules allow you to take £500 from retirement savings to help fund the services of an expert

Fixed interest investments are back in fashion...but for how long?

The 10 companies enjoying a strong year

The worst performers on the UK's junior market so far this year

You can now understand why carpet maker Victoria has made two acquisitions in the grass space

Trumps’ Wall cost estimates differ wildly

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OPEC members complying with production cutbacks

A new wave of UK export experts

Good news for the likes of Whitbread and PPHE Hotel

Miner impresses the market as it restarts sales after hibernation period

UK financial regulator is looking at solutions to fix liquidity issue in real estate funds

Forthcoming results could have a major influence on the publisher’s market value

The housebuilder was more downbeat than its peers late last year

Investors will find out when it reports on 22 February

Market expert predicts £1 might only buy $1 in the near future

Discover why we think now is an ideal time to buy this fast-growth business

Flavour-and-fragrance specialist would make a quality addition to any portfolio

There has been a significant amount of news flow in recent weeks linked to our top stock tips

How to use momentum, low beta, minimum volatility and multi-factor strategies to enhance your portfolio

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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.

The Shares team
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