magazine 12 Jan 2017

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A new year and value is very much on the stock market agenda in the first issue of Shares in 2017. Forget any negative perceptions, buying assets at a discount to their intrinsic value remains a tried and trusted route to wealth creation and we discuss the reasons why, plus provide 6 great fund ideas to think about. We also look at house builder Persimmon and ask if its 6% dividend yield is sustainable, survey the post Christmas shopping environment and flag the big retail updates still to come, plus we reveal the big IPOs heading the stock market's way. There's record M&A in Talking Point, our best ideas put under the microscope, we reveal details of how to sensibly invest lump sums and all of the regular company stories, market stats and loads more.

Six of the best value funds for 2017

Shares top picks gained over 20% on a 12 month basis

Risk, diversification and what to do next

O2, Bank of Cyprus, OneFoods among the names linked to potential UK stock market flotations

Grocers lead the way as festive reporting frenzy gets underway

FluxData latest in a string of value-adding small acquisitions

Order growth is slowing at online takeaway firm

Oil producer agrees deal to sell down holding in Lake Albert project

Theme parks technology firm may have major new agreement in pipeline

Full year results could reveal enhanced shareholder returns

Exercise your portfolio with the high-growth nutrition products minnow

Rare walk along the acquisitions path

Keep tuning into high growth online guitars-to-drum kits seller

Construction software minnow facing vacancies at CEO and CFO

Exercise could open door to cash return down the line

After torrid few years surveillance business may finally be finding its footing

JPMorgan investment trust looks to profit from shifting economy

Treasury document ignores key option

Top tips to avoid squandering your inheritance

FTSE 100 continues to break new records

UK economy exits 2016 at tearaway pace

Cleaning group exits ailing retail drycleaning business

Lancashire investment sees revenue potential exceed £160m

Gambling industry hit as margins squeezed over festive period

Market growth helps propel Safestore in UK and France

Can materials recovery hold off Aussie slowdown?

Technology and health care companies prove popular targets

Marketing mail and parcel volumes in focus

Power solutions business could be 2017 surprise package

Smirnoff vodka-to-Guinness beer behemoth is one for uncertain times

Manufacturing specialist ends year with a bang

Newspaper firm in talks to invest in Richard Desmond titles

Average gain is more than twice the returns from the market

Insurance comparison site beats market expectations

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The Shares team

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