magazine 2 Mar 2017

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Are you ready for the launch of the Lifetime ISA? The new issue of Shares reveals three ways to get a head start with grabbing free money from the Government via this savings and investment wrapper. Read the article to learn how, when and who should use this new form of ISA.

Also in Shares this week is a warning about dividends from Admiral and Direct Line and a discussion on whether you should rely on income from your investments to pay household bills in retirement. You will also find articles on the new fund from Neil Woodford and lessons to be learned from legendary investor Warren Buffett. Plus there’s loads of other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.

How to benefit from the new savings wrapper and when to use it

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Investor prepares his third and final managed fund for Woodford Investments

Champions League broadcast rights battle cap

Administration looking for 'historic' increase in spending

Capital to be redirected to development assets

Company has little exposure to inflated house prices

Which areas of the market might be affected if there is another referendum?

Marketing spend is rising as company battles tougher competition

Income investors may have to rethink Admiral and Direct Line’s appeal

New plan to boost pig arm and revive beef and dairy operations

Newly-listed oil and gas company aiming for big production uplift in Italy

Acquisition a solid demonstration of deal-driven model

Robotic process designer continues hot streak

Asset manager is also very generous with dividends

Near term risks, long term reward potential with small cap pharmaceutical firm

Can asset-backed debt funds provide a port in the storm?

We look at the range of UK-listed investment trusts

Low yields mean keeping a pension pot intact is harder than before

Don’t panic! Anyone in their 40s and 50s still has time to build up a pension

Why it can pay to read shareholder letters from investment companies and fund managers

‘Jaw-dropping’ operational gearing potential

New data reveals major sources of damaging computer incidents

Legendary investor regrets equity-based acquisition strategy

Surprise move by shopping centre investor given tough retail backdrop

Auto-enrolment provides tailwind for retirement savings

Homeowners race to lock in cheap deals ahead of likely UK interest rate hike

Updated views on Barclays, Standard Chartered, Lloyds, HSBC and RBS

Cash burn key to future profit growth

Outlook statement will be closely watched when WM Morrison Supermarkets reports on 9 March

The pressure is on following a difficult 2016

Everything you need to know about trading the markets through spread bets

Touch technology firm has copper-bottom balance sheet

FTSE 100 distributor excels at buying companies and making them better

Market losing patience with service giant; should you do the same?