magazine 13 Oct 2016

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Brexit planning is raising the stakes of economic pressure and lower for longer interest rates, putting dividends firmly in focus. In this week's Shares we scour the stock market for lower risk income opportunities, some traditional, others with a twist. We also discuss winners and losers from an increasingly volatile pound, explain the befuddling dynamics of investment trust discounts and premiums, and scan the app-mosphere for the best 7 smart investment apps. We also look in-depth at the midcaps space - did you know the FTSE 250 is at all-time highs? - plus our best investment ideas, fascinating market stats and facts and major news on Britain's energy future.

Where to find lower risk sources of income

Are there attractive opportunities for income investors in the Far East?

Progress on Energy and Aviation divisions in focus at forthcoming results

Seeing Machines delays FOVIO decision as backer talks continue

Russian president says country will join OPEC in freezing production

Egdon is our best way to play the UK shale gas industry

Positive momentum and self-help potential reasons to bag trench coats seller

Investors may be complacent over risks in cyclical stocks

Research highlights stocks which will benefit from EU departure amid volatile sterling

Cash king Centamin is a precious pick

Cake and bread maker has laid the groundwork for growth

New customers and cost cutting could boost second half

Placing to keep buoy strategy afloat

Upheaval at the top of big data hopeful highlights deep divisions

Miner wants to cut operating costs by increasing uranium output

Stabilising milk prices could buoy results in year ahead

Troubled business aims to move from ad tech to app distribution

Top quality unit trusts and Oeics for your ISA or SIPP

Why investment trusts can sometimes be cheap or expensive

We profile some of the most useful bits of technology to help you manage your finances

Two ways in which people who work for themselves can save for the future

Get ready for deals galore as majors restock growth pipeline

Metals struggle as energy posts gains on the week

Fashion retailers hit by lower sales as temperatures near record

Early indications are storm damage is less than feared

Analysts slash forecasts on disruption, forex

Strong returns year-to-date

Will the US raise interest rates this year?

Commodities and forex drive gains – but can it continue?

Pest control specialist set for third quarter update

Hint worth hunting on IT spending

What makes you sell something from your portfolio?

Transport hub operator benefits from having a captive audience

We believe shares have further to rise despite impressive past few years