magazine 8 Feb 2018

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The market sell-off earlier this week left many investors nursing a dent in their portfolios. The new issue of Shares explains the reasons behind the sell-off and discusses the key points you now need to consider with your investments.

A stronger outlook for global economic growth should, in theory, be good for recruitment companies, argues Shares. It looks at the sector and its UK-listed members.

Also in this week’s digital magazine: thematic funds, building a portfolio using ETFs, a look at dealing accounts, and an analysis of infrastructure investment trusts.

Discover why Royal Mail shares are racing upwards and read about Shell, Vodafone, Capita, Purplebricks among many other stocks.

Why growing economies are just the job

We explain how it differs to an ISA and the tax implications of using this type of account

Company reveals better performance in refining and marketing than Royal Dutch Shell and US peers

Retail sales creep higher in traditionally lean month

We look at the latest news from four well-known stocks on the UK market

Online grocer’s placing and profit warning leave a bad taste

Supermarkets giant cheers with upbeat guidance for full year results

We discuss the warning signs, where the sell-off ranks historically and the UK stocks and sectors which have been worst affected

The company can now focus on productivity gains instead of negotiating with staff to avoid strikes

A 7.9% prospective dividend yield may be unrealistic if merger is successful

The hostel booking platform has a history of rewarding shareholders

Mounting interest in the region as I3 looks for partner on key project  

Resilient sofas and carpets seller is in a very interesting position

Franchise Brands is well worth a look given the pedigree of the people behind the small cap business

Thematic investing is growing in popularity, so why is it so hard to find relevant funds and investment trusts?

Carillion collapse leads sector fallout but experts still see value in this niche

We explain how to avoid incurring nasty tax payments on some of your investments

ETFs offer a low-cost solution for investors wanting instant diversification

The key points to consider with your investments

Industry survey shows Carillion collapse is close to sending activity into reverse

Scottish soft drinks giant is well-placed ahead of the UK sugar tax

Alongside construction the business also works in regeneration and housebuilding

The wound care provider continues to take a share price beating on lack of clarity

Design software firm closing in on £3bn merger as new boss takes charge

Substantial recovery could be on the cards at reshaped electronics expert

Cash-generative pork and poultry processor is a tasty pick for uncertain times