magazine 12 Oct 2017

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The UK next month could potentially see its first interest hike in a decade. This has major implications for everyone with savings and investments as discussed in this week’s issue of Shares.

The digital magazine also debates the merits of investing in three of the biggest names on the UK stock market, namely Royal Mail, Tesco and Vodafone.

Elsewhere, discover the funds which pay dividends every month. Learn about the pros and cons of consolidating your pensions; and find out about fund managers which don’t want to meet the companies in which they have an investment stake.

What to do with your investments

Defence giant set to cut jobs to remain competitive

Capita has finally found a permanent chief exec

Shares rebound after third quarter trading update excites the market

Second-time lucky for Jersey Oil & Gas on Verbier prospect

Taking the temperature of stocks heading into the final months of 2017

That’s bad news for one of the FTSE’s most popular income stocks

Automation and artificial intelligence are key long-term themes

Poultry rival’s problems a potential boost for premium sausage, bacon and chicken supplier

We’re sticking with the grocer as Dave Lewis’ strategy literally pays dividends

GBGI operates in niche markets and has a heavyweight partner

Assets to spin into new vehicle Coro Energy

Odd takeover approach rebuffed due to ‘insufficient detail’

Westcon sale proceeds to be handed to shareholders

Boss of newly-listed Cora Gold implies there is hope for pre-revenue natural resources firms

Yet company misses an opportunity with its shift to London’s Main Market

Or can investment selections be made purely by analysing spreadsheets?

We get recommendations from the experts on funds which pay dividends 12 times a year

We run through the essential points to consider

One pot is easier to manage but transferring could lead to large exit fees

We reveal three words in trading updates which could point to problems ahead

Data model predicts close to zero probability in next 12 months

J2 Acquisition founders previously helped to run US giant Jarden before its $15.4bn takeover

Sofas and carpets seller’s rising resilience is driving strong shareholder returns

We explain the issues facing the UK parcels and letters delivery group and why the stock is still attractive

Will full year results be a turning point for the troubled service group?

Look for update on divestment process alongside third quarter numbers

Rich rating the conundrum investors will ponder

Consumer health and hygiene titan’s competitive advantage remains intact

Growth in Europe and peer-beating dividends on offer

Impax Asset Management continues to please with growth trajectory

Company is also gearing up for busy work programme in Morocco