magazine 29 Mar 2018

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The new issue of Shares offers 10 investment trust ideas aimed at long-term investors seeking to get the most out of their ISA.

Also this week: Why Facebook’s data scandal matters to UK investors; learn how investing can help fund a second home; and discover how the latest trade war threat has moved the markets.

There is a debate on whether funds and investment trusts should disclose everything in their portfolio. You can also find out which stocks and sectors have done best or worst so far this year.

Elsewhere, the digital magazine writes about GlaxoSmithKline, JD Sports, Restore, Standard Life Private Equity Trust, Carnival, Quixant and much more.

We've selected 10 superb investment vehicles with a strong track record

We explain why investment trusts issue C shares and what this means for shareholders

Increased corporate activity in the property sector warrants closer inspection

Both companies reported the potential acquisition did not meet their checklist

We look at the triggers behind recent share price weakness in many parts of the world

Cultivate a position in the agrochemicals play

Cold weather and a new marketing plan drives demand for its Metro Rod arm

Asset managers are letting investors down by failing to disclose everything that’s in a portfolio

Wider than average discounts to NAV and potential asset realisations stand out despite potential negative issues longer term

Top hints for raising a deposit, securing a mortgage and letting out your property

New research reveals men have much bigger pension pots than women on average

The UK stock market is having a tough time so far in 2018 but not everything is in negative territory

ETFs are low cost ways of investing but now look set to become even cheaper as investors want broad access to equity markets

Global M&A deals exceed $1tn in a mere three months

Does DIY chain operator’s drastic cash generation decline have dividend implications?

Many UK investors have exposure to the stock directly or indirectly through funds

Company has completed nearly £30m worth of deals in last 12 months

Higher demand and more jobs failed to boost output growth

UK tile leader is plying its trade in tough market conditions

New report looks at how smaller companies are benefiting the UK economy

Earnings and cash flow are expected to advance significantly in 2018

Document management and office removals firm trades on a significant discount to its main rival

Yet the mobile advertising platform says the Facebook problem has no impact on its business model

Concerns over future yield growth have overshadowed decent trading

Don't be put off by recent share price weakness; the fundamental investment case remains attractive

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