magazine 14 Dec 2017

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Don’t miss the new issue of Shares as it debates the big questions for investors in 2018. Discover the outlook for markets, politics, sectors, takeovers, commodities, house prices and more.

Read about the rise of activist investors and how their involvement impacts share prices over the short and long term. There is an article analysing the merits of Hammerson’s proposed takeover of shopping centre giant Intu; as well as a look at whether GVC’s dividend could be affected if it manages to buy Ladbrokes Coral.

Elsewhere, the digital magazine looks at three funds to play the under-appreciated market that is Canada; plus articles on Brexit and risk versus return.

The outlook for markets, politics, sectors, takeovers, commodities, house prices and more

We analyse four segments of the London Stock Exchange to find out why certain stocks had such a good year

Satellite firm’s balance sheet looks increasingly stretched

Divorce secured (sort of) but what about transition?

Combination in structurally challenged retail space is received with scepticism

Mooted Ladbrokes Coral mega-merger may come with conditions

Logistics firm is in a sweet spot as retailers require more sophisticated product management

Market starts to speculate whether Whitbread will be broken up or start selling assets

Investors have been slow to recognise turnaround at complex electronics engineer

We look at numerous investment products offering exposure to the North American country

The tools employed by closed end funds to close valuation gaps

Watch out for changes to pension contributions, dividend allowance and ISA transfers

Understanding risk can help you to grow your money while avoiding restless nights

Technology trust has created more than £1bn for investors

PureCircle is the latest company to rise up from the ranks of AIM and now be part of the esteemed mid cap index

Tech giant to see potentially massive windfall from Republicans’ tax plans

CEO appointment remains high on to-do list

Cost cutting likely to continue as revenue declines

Focus on non-prime London and build-to-rent makes company stand out from the pack

A company with the enviable problem of what to do with all of its money

The news helps to push up shares in the recently-floated support services business

We're taking profit after making nearly 60% in less than a year on the stock

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Investors acting on the information in these articles do so at their own risk and AJ Bell Media and its staff do not accept liability for losses suffered by investors as a result of their investment decisions.

The Shares team

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