magazine 10 May 2018

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Do you have an idea as to how much money you can realistically make from investing? The new issue of Shares analyses the historical performance of stocks, bonds and cash over different time periods to see the difference in returns.

Also this week: Discover what’s behind the FTSE 100’s big comeback; learn why it can be dangerous to ignore dividend growth rates; and read the bull and bear case for retailer Next.

The digital magazine examines what’s gone wrong at Woodford Patient Capital. It explains how a certain investment trust has a really smart method of picking stocks. And Direct Line, Rolls-Royce, Ibstock and Games Workshop are among the shares being analysed.

History gives us a clue on the potential returns from stocks, bonds and cash

Fantasy miniatures seller could face a high hurdle in the short term

The UK’s flagship index is outperforming other major indices

Regulatory and nationalisation risks drive investors overseas

Shareholder urges P2P fund to shut down rather than pursuing new secured loan strategy

Monthly figures were boosted by one-off items

Fidelity Special Values’ fund manager advises investors to look for cheap stocks with recovery potential

Strong brands and limited exposure to price comparison sites gives the company an advantage

Could the company finally be moving closer to drilling on its assets?

It is considered best-in-class, so why aren’t analysts excited about the stock?

We explain why the popular fund is now trading at a discount to NAV instead of a premium as it has done in the past

Strategic Equity Capital taps into a network of experts as well as carrying out specific financial analysis

Releasing property wealth could provide the extra cash you need

Latest figures suggest many people aren’t thinking about the impact of inflation on very low savings returns

Make sure you consider the impact of inflation on your investment returns

Facebook hopes cheaper Oculus Go headset will help drive mass adoption

More capital expenditure required to facilitate online grocer’s overseas expansion

New boss but same old problems facing newspaper business

Movements in commodity prices and currencies provide important signals

There has been mixed reaction to the latest swathe of share repurchase plans

Cost cuts and growth outside UK other key issues

The café chain owner has historically excelled

British Land and Land Securities both slated to report full year results

Aero-engineer has the right man and the right plan to drive earnings recovery

Growth in earnings, cash flow and dividend is not currently reflected in its valuation

With regulations hitting asset managers hard in the last couple of years, this company is providing the solutions

Packaging industry engineering special situation pays off

Important information:

These articles are provided by Shares magazine which is published by AJ Bell Media, a part of AJ Bell. Shares is not written by AJ Bell Youinvest.

Shares is provided for your general information and use and is not a personal recommendation to invest. It is not intended to be relied upon by you in making or not making any investment decisions. The investments referred to in these articles will not be suitable for all investors. If in doubt please seek appropriate independent financial advice.

Investors acting on the information in these articles do so at their own risk and AJ Bell Media and its staff do not accept liability for losses suffered by investors as a result of their investment decisions.

The Shares team
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The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested. We don't offer advice, so it's important you understand the risks, if you're unsure please consult a suitably qualified financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and rules may change. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and some investments need to be held for the long term.