magazine 3 May 2018

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The first Government bonuses are now being paid into Lifetime ISA accounts, leaving many investors wondering what to do with their free money. The latest issue of Shares offers 10 investment ideas based on different scenarios to help achieve home buying or retirement goals.

Are you a shareholder in Sainsbury’s, Sky, Shire or Whitbread? Shares looks at the key points regarding their merger, takeover and demerger news.

Also this week: why every investor should monitor bond yields; how to avoid running out of money in retirement; and will infrastructure trusts come back into favour?

You can also read about sustainable investment funds and various stocks catching Shares’ attention including Cineworld.

10 investment ideas to take help you save up for your first home or a good time once you turn 60

High power/voltage technologies would broaden range and end markets

New study reveals scale of retirement funding black holes

We examine four big developments affecting Sainsbury’s, Shire, Sky and Whitbread

Improvement in cash flow and shareholder returns likely to be targeted

It is confident of proving up more exploration ground to extend its mine life

The theme is finally emerging from the relative shadows to make a big impact

Political threats, failed IPOs and highly competitive market for asset acquisitions have taken the shine off the sector

We discuss this situation and what you can do about it

What to do before and during retirement to preserve and grow your wealth    

This year has seen important signals which could spell trouble for your investment portfolio

Who won the battle of the oil majors?

Release from UK finance adds to picture of declining consumer confidence

200-times oversubscribed flotation for digital health platform

We drill into the numbers to spot trends in the market

Chances of rate hike seen as diminished after soft growth figures

The tour operator is set to issue half year results on 9 May

Telecoms giant could unveil big reveal alongside results

The cinema operator’s shares are cheap and it looks like a blockbuster year for film releases

Profit is growing and it should soon start paying dividends

Services group suffers as utilities installation arm held up by third parties

We explain the recent developments behind three our of top investment selections

Property regeneration specialist posts record results and doubles payout

We are confident the company will benefit from higher demand