magazine 9 Mar 2017

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You may be surprised to learn that the AIM market has outperformed many other UK stock market indices over the past two years. The new issue of Shares takes a closer look at why AIM is doing so well and provides a wealth of AIM stock ideas based on three criteria: growth, income and momentum.
We’ve got all the key points in Philip Hammond’s Budget relevant to investors. You will also find articles on ethical investing, Innovative Finance ISAs, investment trusts that provide access to the mining sector and comment on takeovers in the asset management and banking sectors.
For investors seeking analysis of individual stocks, we take a look at Card Factory, Burford Capital, Acacia Mining, UP Global Sourcing, Amec Foster Wheeler, Gear4Music, Devro, Jimmy Choo, Harvest Minerals and much more.

Investment ideas for growth, income and momentum

Challenger banks in the spotlight on back of surprise bid

Online guitars seller is a long-term structural winner

Outsourcer sells home healthcare arm for £2

Millions wiped off the value of one of FTSE’s best known gold producers

Orders placed through mobile devices continue to fatten

Is this merger a purely defensive move or could it create a Scottish investment powerhouse?

Don't rule out further problems following recent profit warning

Investment bank says shareholders should question telecom group’s latest move

Oil services play may have bottomed out after long period of underperformance

UP Global Sourcing is the energy behind many big names in the consumer goods industry

Agri-miner blames internet trolls for wiping millions off its market value

We examine if ESG funds actually do any good

Take a more diverse approach to playing the commodities game

Investors should think about life expectancy trends when planning their retirement needs

Lack of creditworthy borrowers may see lower standards among P2P platforms

Discover the beauty of fast food seller’s franchise model

Is he readying cash for a corporate deal via another business?

Public and private companies need to prepare for clampdown next year

Could other housebuilders suffer a similar fate to Bovis?

Gambler hangs up its boots in effort to streamline focus on the US

New data points to weaker UK economic growth

Still an impressive rate of expansion versus many other parts of the world

Analyst predicts big things for Inspired Energy and Smart Metering Systems

Construction business set to report results on 16 March

Annual results will be published on 14 March

All eyes on leisure stock ahead of full year results

Cash generation and competitor store closures are reasons to pocket retailer

Litigation finance provider Burford Capital has excellent track record

Sausage skin maker still tasty investment despite being charred at results

Recent financial results highlight company’s appeal