magazine 06 Oct 2016

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Beating the market in any single year could be just luck, doing it again and again, now that's the trick. In this week's issue of Shares we identify top quality trusts and funds that continue to put up positive returns year after year and throughout the economic cycle. We also delve into the dark arts of cyber security in the wake of the biggest hack attack in history, discuss the emotional side of investment, plus pose the question - what does the recent oil price hike mean for BP and Shell dividends? All this plus our best investment ideas, fascinating market stats and facts and major news on the property market.

Top-quality investment trusts for your ISA or SIPP

Spotting value opportunities based on historical averages

There are positive and negative announcements to digest

Analysts speculate after shock profit warning

‘Hard Brexit risk rises’ as Prime Minister outlines position

But mid cap index cheaper than last month despite rise

Aberdeen, Jupiter gain as Henderson seals US merger

British medical treatment specialist set for one of the year's biggest stock market floats

OPEC cut boosts oil and underpins confidence in generous yields

Equity valuation already factors in a short-term hit to earnings

Directors take bold steps to reinvigorate the business

19.8% shareholder tries to get hitched to lithium miner

Fundraising gives weight to M&A strategy

Agri-miner could soon enjoy very large profit margins

Fund manager has only made four new investments in past two years

We look at the easiest ways to get exposure to one of Asia’s most exciting countries

Fear and greed can result in poor investment decisions

We run the numbers on three different scenarios

Welcome to the new, improved Shares as we go digital

TV, film and music specialist is sitting on $1.5bn of content

Spin-off group takes the market by storm

Should interest investors seeking a decent return on the cash component of a diversified portfolio

Large commodity price movement could hit consumers' wallets

Parcel delivery group makes US acquisition

Biggest hack in history underlines demand drivers of IT security

What do you look for in a company when considering an investment?

New CEO to unveil strategy plans in coming months

IRN-BRU producer has qualities to shrug off market uncertainties

Car auction specialist forecast to report strong profit growth at forthcoming results