magazine 28 Sep 2017

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Stock markets around the world are enjoying a longer than normal bull run. The new issue of Shares looks at how to protect your portfolio should markets start to turn.

The digital magazine also looks at big news in the banking sector and why Virgin Money might have the edge over Lloyds in the current climate. There is an article about the outlook for European-focused investments following the German federal election, plus eight tax-saving tips for higher earners.

Investors lacking confidence building a diversified portfolio should read this week’s article on multi-asset funds. There are also articles on activist investing via investment trusts and an overview of Biffa’s investment case.

What to do if the market starts to turn

Mortgage data and Financial Policy Committee report put spotlight on the sector

Ladbrokes Coral expected to be badly hit if there is a clampdown on fixed-odd betting terminals

High profile hire set to lead the communications and connectivity business

Shareholders are being rewarded with a big hike in the dividend

Uncertain fall-out despite Merkel win plus eyes on elections in Japan and Catalonia

Company insists it will keep paying generous dividends despite shift to become underground mining operator

PricewaterhouseCoopers says strong growth in the sector is not sustainable

Focus on smaller contracts could help avoid pitfalls suffered by rivals

Asset manager brings in some big guns and looks set to keep growing

DP Eurasia's pizza prices are radically cheaper than its UK-quoted peer

Digital display specialist on track for first ever profit

Financial problems are fixed and it now looks like a superb investment

We look at three funds that provide exposure to lots of difference asset classes

We look at three trusts which are trying to extract value from portfolios of companies

Investment trust managers are finding value more difficult to come by

How not to avoid getting stung by high tax charges

Eight ways to shield your hard-earned money from the taxman

It is great to make money; just don’t assume the good times will last forever

Digital information exchange getting bigger and faster

Investment bank believes airline will maintain current earnings guidance

ONS retail sales data highlights resilience of UK consumers

Data erasure business needs an end to bad news

Upholstered furniture and floorings seller is up against it

Can it convince investors to focus on operations and not fret about its pension?

Demographic trends should support insurance and asset management firm

Shares take a knock, yet we remain bullish on the investment case

Gaming black box designer continues to impress

Attractions technology firm getting better as well as bigger

Lighting specialist strengthens position in UK with Kingfisher deal