magazine 17 Aug 2017

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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.

Stocks with momentum behind them and a sunny outlook ahead

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

Near-term outlook for non-food retailers is negative

John Menzies pulls the plug on distribution deal with DX

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

Will strategy shift from oil major lead to boos or applause

Bookmakers could face big hit from regulatory changes

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

Jaw-dropping IQE run flagged by Shares nearly a year ago

FTSE 100 drops 3% in three days after war of words between Washington and Pyongyang

Can Carillion recover from its annus horribilis?

Results should give insight into economic conditions

Floor coverings company’s robust model is driving market share gains

Analysts believe lower than anticipated increase good for BoE

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

Falling ticket prices can be mitigated by growing ancillary sales