magazine 23 Mar 2017

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Are you looking for inspiration for your ISA? The new issue of Shares discusses investments for three types of individuals: the beginner, the forward thinker and the undecided. There are handy hints from a range of experts and a wealth of fund ideas.
Elsewhere, you will find articles debating the merits of Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and a quartet of train and bus companies.
There is a discussion on why investors buy investment trust that trade at a premium. Shares also explains why cheaper mortgage rates could free up cash to put in the stock market and how to shelter your house from the tax man. Plus there’s loads of other interesting features, company news, our best investment ideas, market stats and much more.

Whether you are a newbie or expert, we can help with ideas for your savings and investment account

We untangle the complex world of franchising and reveal how transport groups make money

FTSE 100 drugs company to become largest listed shareholder

Experts predict a price war will bring down rates

Online gaming group’s a cash flow winner with M&A optionality

‘So far, so good’ from acquired catalogue brand

SAINTS can be your saviour from the ‘cruellest tax’

Volatility in the pound as UK prepares to trigger its exit from the EU

Three-and-half years on, the stock now trades below its first day’s closing price

Volcan insists this won't lead to a takeover of FTSE 100 miner

Company derives nearly all of its revenue from the health service

Heritage British brand is in ‘Catch-22’ situation, says broker

Company reports revenue ahead of expectations for 2016

Shares look undervalued now that balance sheet fears have subsided

Transformation continues at Teddy Sagi backed business

Shareholders could shake things up at underperforming fashion brand

Small cap is excited about growth prospects for high-performance products arm

How to choose between similar pairs of products

We discuss reasons why some products trade higher than their underlying assets

How to benefit from the residence nil-rate band

Three ways to fix the Chancellor’s problems

Will proposed changes from FCA make any difference to ordinary investors?

East Midlands sees better than average house price growth

REIT crystallises gains on European industrial assets

Oil producer is trying to get borrowings back under control

Japan has been a hard market to crack due to its loyalty culture

Virgin Money's product is the best of a bad bunch, in terms of interest rates

Many collective investments still leave you reliant on a handful of stocks for your income

Why analyst flags early bookings growth as one to watch

Company has already guided to performance beat

The market is also concerned about pace of new customer sign-ups

It is cash-rich, has healthy earnings and plenty of growth opportunities

Take advantage of price weakness and buy fire and water safety firm Marlowe

Sudden CEO departure is a major worry

Services group prepares to capitalise on recovery in mining sector

Award to run new facility in New South Wales worth £1.6bn

Small cap is targeting more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in Nile Delta