magazine 2 Feb 2017

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Oil is the talk in this week's Shares since exploration success can spark massive share price gains. We discuss what investors should look out for through 2017 and reveal our 4 top picks to strike it rich. The ed talks UK GDP and ponders whether Britain is on its last hurrah, there's all the important details about Vodafone's possible merger in India and Tesco going wholesale with its Booker bid. There's also a discussion on how full the tank still is for UK car dealers, we reveal the top deals in retail bonds, investigate the special situations funds space plus we explain why we do not think investors will get lucky with bingo play Jackpotjoy. Plus loads of other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.

We look at the outlook for the oil price and discuss a quartet of exciting stocks

The aim is to make the price look more affordable, credible and hopefully improve liquidity

But some experts have their doubts

IT/comms supplier puts accounting fiasco behind it

Merger talks could blunt competition thorn

Venture of former Miton manager likely to be closely watched

Sports nutrition products maker is a momentum and M&A trade

Bingo-to-casino brands business is a losing trade, in our opinion

Data science led marketing play achieves trading momentum

Financial results in March may show a considerable improvement following years of turmoil

Investment fad has led to an identity crisis

Elliott Associates to leave shareholder register after pushing for significant change over past few years

You don’t need to buy bonds when they are first issued to make a profit

When will you get the cash and how much will you get?

Rising household debt could put the brakes on consumer spending and the broader economy

Lining up in India

Investor's horrific phone bill

Small cap life sciences business working to address healthcare issue

Online estate agent says unaware of reason for share boost day after tweeting about record month

Analysts lower pre-tax profit estimates after disastrous trading update

Market may be too pessimistic on outlook for motor traders

New management to reveal plans for the business

Full year numbers to be released by oil giant on 7 February

Central bank is cutting rates, but will it be enough to revive the country?

Transaction delivers big increase in reserves, production and cash flow

Company on verge of maiden profit as it brings broadband to hard-to-reach places

Spirits maker posts strong first half resutls

Publisher suffers share slump after disappointing quarter

Why ETFs can be attractive and the top five questions to ask before investing in them