magazine 4 May 2017

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Everyone loves a bargain and investors are no different. The new issue of Shares reveals four ways to identify good value stocks as well as how to spot shares which are cheap for a negative reason. The digital magazine also features three funds which have value investing at the heart of their strategy.

Elsewhere, discover why the managers running two of the most popular funds on the market are so excited about emerging markets, being Fundsmith and Finsbury Growth & Income. You can also hear from investment experts about the funds they’d pick in order to build up a £40,000 portfolio in seven years to pay for a loft conversion.

You will also find articles on Lloyds Banking Group,, Purplebricks and a fairly new company on the stock market which looks an interesting way of playing the retail sector called UP Global Sourcing.

For those seeking income-generating ideas, the new issue of Shares debates a property stock which has a 9.3% prospective dividend yield.

We use four key metrics to help spot bargain investment opportunities

Investors with an appetite for risk can now easily get exposure to countries like Sri Lanka and Croatia

Latest set of results could represent turning point for the sector

Problems stack up for junior gold miner

Profitability under pressure as bank ‘de-risks’ balance sheet

Energy giant’s results flattered by year-on-year increase in crude

Six out of 11 analysts covering the stock have a positive view

Analyst spells out the overseas potential for disruptive estate agent

City experts remain torn after latest trading update

Regeneration specialist trades at a substantial discount to net asset value

Butchery group’s new supply deal and heavyweight board appointment are reasons to feast on the stock

Cash flow shock divides opinion

Italian restaurant business is third quoted small cap restaurateur to say 2017 has been tough

Small cap has a way to make operations more efficient

Education technology recovery is worth watching

Value-themed investment products are a good way to access assets going cheap

We explore the funds that could help you create your dream home

Research finds the average holding period for stocks has gone from eight years to eight months

Huge discoveries in Guyana are ‘next door’ to small cap oil firm’s acreage

Estate agent sees completions fall nearly 30% but faced tough comparative figures

How a US rate cut compares internationally

Japan's rapidly declining population could throw up problems and investment opportunities

Abu Dhabi crown prince ditches 20% co-pay rule

Lighting systems micro-cap reminds investors it is still alive

Lindsell Train’s Nick Train and Fundsmith’s Terry Smith explain how they spot superior companies

The coach company is struggling to overcome traffic congestion problems

Investors eagerly await trading update on 10 May

Broadcaster set to update on advertising performance in first quarter update

British brands and low-cost model underpin newcomer’s strategy

Tech specialist has more growth levers to pull

Analytics firm now looks fully valued

Base metal decline is no reason to lose confidence in near-term producing miner

Broker lifts earnings forecasts by 30% for 2017

We explain how minimum variance ETFs can help navigate swings in the market