magazine 17 Aug 2017
This week’s edition of Shares includes some summer sizzlers. Stocks which have been among the best performing year-to-date where our team believe there may be scope for further gains in the coming weeks and beyond.
We also address the recent volatility in the market and when the next big events which could drive the market are scheduled.
We look at the fund managers who try to identify recovery stories and why investment trusts use gearing to try and boost their returns.
Will Prudential leave the UK? Our insurance specialist ponders a big strategic move. We test out Eve Sleep to see if the mattress brand could be AIM's next dream investment and examine the dividend potential at shipping broker Clarkson.
Also this week: the gap between the pension haves and have nots, why Shell is going electric and why it could be time to review your pension drawdown arrangements.
Cash rich shipping group can increase payout and invest in the business
We look at the fall out as chief steps down amid questions over US indictment
H&T benefits from gold price but is looking to diversify away from the precious metal
Mears contracts held up due to safety concerns following tragedy
Merger of UK businesses may indicate a future divestment and potential catalyst for the shares
US nuclear foothold a positive catalyst for agriculture-to-engineering firm
The deal will lift the company’s annual recurring sales by 35%
Micro cap cash shell in the market for oil and gas firms
Smart home technology minnow surges higher on product launch excitement
Agricultural supplier NWF's investment in fuel distribution pays off
Shares assesses the investment potential of the premium memory foam mattress seller
Access compelling recovery situations and management change stories through collectives
Highly geared investment trusts can turbo charge returns but there are risks
There are big differences in people’s provision for retirement
Investors who are in capped drawdown are now subject to lower income limits
Event showed risks of sub-prime and seen as a precursor to 2007/8 crisis
Could hedge fund manager spark exodus of support for takeover
Standard Life reports hike in profits just before its merger
FTSE 100 drops 3% in three days after war of words between Washington and Pyongyang
Can Carillion recover from its annus horribilis?
Feast on food-on-the-go retailer for growth and tasty capital returns
Non-Standard Finance is an expanding player in the sub-prime lending space that pays a healthy dividend
We remain fans of the direction Dave Lewis is taking the supermarket
Sector backdrop may be less supportive to FTSE 250 housebuilder
Advance in the share price may be played out for now