magazine 19 Jan 2017

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Need to give your portfolio a lift? In this week's Shares we offer 15 ways to get your ISA holdings ship-shape with a selection of ideas from investment experts, plus a couple of ones to watch. The editor also discusses Theresa May's Brexit plan and what it may mean for investors. We reveal three ways to bolster your pension pot, and go through the routes to buy Apple, the world's biggest company, and other for foreign stocks. There's news on the bank that predicted the financial crisis, a mega fine for an aero-engineer, and we explain why the market value of pharma firm Shire has jumped eight-fold in 10 years, plus other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.

Why not enrich your investment portfolio with our tasty suggestions?

IT consultancy has beaten market expectations again

Rainbow Rare Earths could start generating revenue this year

Robust cash flow and keen prices are strengths for retailer

Closed-ended fund overhauls strategy

Company exits unsecured lending market as interest rates plummet

Merger agreed after months of negotiation

Discount to mid-cap rivals looks unwarranted

Company expects to maintain positive earnings in 2017

Low app store margins mean end user spend hike needed

Activity ramps up on North American fields

A rising metal price could add to appeal of pawnbroker’s lending business

Communications Systems sale conditions changed

Current valuation fails to reflect the estate agent’s enduring qualities

Jupiter UK Smaller Companies fund manager on AO World, Ocado and more

It only takes a few  investment trusts to strengthen your portfolio

We look at why you should think very seriously about enhancing your retirement savings

Watch out for extra taxes, fees and forms when you invest in overseas stocks

Market still needs answers on UK trade agreements

UK index logs biggest run of daily gains on record

Department store looks to former Amazon exec for answers

'Hang your heads in shame', analyst tells finance officers

Investors snap up IPO shares in anticipation of mainland China deals

UK inflation stoked by rising cost of crude

Shares in engine manufacturer gain despite heavy penalty

Corporate marriage would create a mid-cap gold champion

Soaring growth but hefty red ink expected

Tie-up with Sage could help boost insurance business

Quality growth company is leveraging the digital opportunity

High valuation means sell-off follows mildly disappointing update

Tie-up with Japanese firm is first step in new growth plan