magazine 25 Jan 2018

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The rise in the oil price to $70 per barrel represents a major turning point for the oil sector. Shares explains what it means for companies like BP and Royal Dutch Shell, plus why it could be good news for the supply chain and many popular income funds.

Something’s just happened with US Treasury yields to suggest a potential correction in the US stock market is looming. The new issue of Shares explains what’s going on.

Also in this week’s digital magazine: why many funds cost more than you thought; a step-by-step guide to rights issues; and a look at how the Sandwich Generation is coping with financial pressures.

The rising price is fantastic for oil firms, service providers and income funds

We apply the methodology to Cineworld’s latest fundraise as it asks investors for £1.7bn

Which are the most ‘shorted’ stocks and why is this relevant?

NHS IT systems supplier facing up to £8m in fines

Venture capital business has impressive returns record

Analysts spell out the impact on profit and ability to keep servicing debt

Asset manager survey shows fewer names delivering top quartile returns

We explain the significance of this event and why it could signal an imminent US stock market correction

It could lead to a big hit to earnings for some gambling stocks

Sale of books division in question as acquirer says it can't finance deal

The track record of investment returns has been patchy for much of the sector

The aviation services specialist has smashed profit expectations after stellar trading period

Winning fast fashion womenswear brand is one for growth portfolios

New disclosure rules reveal the shocking extent to which managers hide charges

The sector raised £11.9bn in new money during 2017, considerably ahead of 2016’s haul

You’ve only got until 5 April this year to take advantage of a generous initiative

How to manage the strain of providing for children and ageing parents

While higher commodity valuations are reason to celebrate, just watch out for marginal projects popping up

Veterinary practices play has renewed spring in its step

While companies and their investors often look at underlying figures to get a sense of the health of the business, it's important to still consider at one-off items

World’s second largest economy plans to cut 274% debt to GDP ratio

12-fold hike in pre-tax profits expected

Surprise raid as part of EU probe ahead of trading update

The pizza delivery firm had a difficult time in 2017 as rival Pizza Hut was hot on its heels

There is significant upside potential for gaming controls designer

Acquisitions could help deliver significant earnings upgrades in the coming 12 months

Turkey and Russia Domino's Pizza franchisee is delivering the goods

Fresh leadership and robust festive showing are reasons to stay positive on retailer

Take money off the table now after recommended £9bn takeover

We remain optimistic on the specialty pharma group’s strong momentum and cash generation