magazine 3 Nov 2016

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Setting the kids up with a bit of cash ready for when they become adults is a task facing most parents, and investing on a 15 or 20 year view comes with its own challenges. This week Shares investigates the really big, long-term themes that you should think about, and we reveal several suitable investment options that might sit comfortably in, say, a Junior ISA. We also scan the latest trading updates and find a surprise in the number of profit warnings, and there's the rebirth of popular retail investor oil explorer, Gulf Keystone. Plus there's investment trusts, funds, Money Matters and hot news off the small caps press, and our usual markets stats and facts, best investment ideas and much more.

Profit from the trends facing the next generation

What do the terms used by analysts such as 'outperform' really mean?

Cyclical construction and infrastructure outfit looks a risky option

Accounting tech microcap eyes AIM float

ASDA systems glitch a potential gift for major groceries rival

US election outcome could impact interest rate options

Allegations of 'secret payments' at aircraft engine maket

Limited real progress could hurt loftily-rated shares

Contrasting third quarter fortunes for oil majors ahead of OPEC summit

Rumours fly about miner’s plans for asset demerger or sale

Three reasons why you need this FTSE 100 stock in your portfolio

Company shooting seismic ahead of 2017 drilling

Bounding sales growth could soon outstrip cost base says broker

Analysts say 8-year cloud journey ready to deliver

West African palm oil minnow could be next takeover target

Kurdistan oil company targeting production increase after rescue refinancing

Seasoned stockpicker Giles Hargreave has the micro cap midas touch

Investment trust offers way to achieve portfolio diversification

Emerging markets investment trusts are making a big comeback

Top tips on how to get your children interested in money

Could the new Government shift the emphasis away from ISAs and back towards pensions?

New twist in American elections as Clinton starts to lose the edge in the polls

Could S&P500 fortunes be about to change?

Biomass key to ambitious 2018 profit target

Cobham struggling in tough aerospace and defence market

Franchise Brands buying Barking Mad in first deal since IPO

New CEO Ellis buys first shares alongside Berendsen chair Ferguson

Despite high profile casualties and Brexit concerns, the number of firms downgrading earnings guidance is below average

Interest margin in focus as emerging markets rates rise

Free-to-air broadcaster could report weak advertising revenue

AIM’s best-kept secret produces stellar exploration results

Baseball agent and sports marketing play looks cheap after shunning a takeover

Education software provider targets ambitious margin gains

Exceptional big data delivery continues