magazine 26 Apr 2018

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A sustained recovery in the oil price over the past six months has major implications for the oil sector. Shares explains why oil is looking hot and offers five ways to play the sector through stocks, funds and ETFs.

The digital magazine explains how many income funds achieve yields of 7% or more. It also reveals why many investment trusts are abolishing performance fees.

Discover a simple way to work out if a stock is cheap or expensive in Shares’ latest education article. You can also learn about an important indicator concerning Europe’s economic strength.

This week’s stocks under the microscope include Capita, Hammerson, Focusrite, Lok’n Store and AB Dynamics.

Now is the perfect time to add sector exposure to your portfolio

We show you the process for applying a simple but more balanced valuation comparison tool

PMI reading comes in flat despite expectations for a decline

Elsewhere GB Group bounces ahead while D4T4 and RWS trouble investors

Electronics firm eyes opportunities including connected cars and machine learning

New report highlights the potential winners and losers in retail

A lot of work and money is needed to change its fortunes

The company also distributes batteries and lighting products

The property group’s shares trade nearly a third below stated net asset value

The £68m group has added firepower to its lending business as it moves up the quality spectrum

The Irish Ferries owner plans to meet capacity demands with two new ferries

We explain the method by which some funds pay more than 5%

Trend towards lower investment trust charges continues apace

Top tips for young adults starting their saving and investing journey

We explain the protection scheme for retail investors

There are many other factors influencing the direction of the precious metal

Size clearly isn't everything when it comes to asset managers as their share price performance has shown

Retirement income shortfall set to balloon, says study

Transaction struck at a ‘good price’ according to analysts but is it the right strategic move?

Shareholders in many of the world’s biggest companies at the turn of the millennium would have subsequently lost money

Two banking majors update investors on their progress

Advertising agency languishing on lowly valuation amid change at the top

Kettle controls leader capable growing from firm foundations

The company is expanding in an under-supplied market

Half year results show strong growth in revenue, profit, cash flow and the dividend

We are concerned about changes to Record's fee structure

The impact of new accounting rules and disparity between statutory and adjusted profit not a concern

Automotive testing firm continues to look very attractive