magazine 24 May 2018
Artificial intelligence has become a major buzzword. Shares asks whether it has been over-hyped or is a future megatrend, as well as revealing different ways in which investors can play the theme via stocks, funds, investment trusts and ETFs.
Also this week: a leading fund manager argues the banking sector is looking attractive again. Shares consider a new threat for the supermarket sector; and it debates the dangers associated with companies which have dominant shareholders.
Discover how Finsbury Growth & Income Trust has perfected the skill of sitting tight and being patient. And learn how two companies are scooping up the cash year in, year out from evergreen brands.
We look at the stocks and funds exposed to this very important technology theme
Tax relief on pension contributions in the run up to the tax year end is set to be paid out
Supermarkets need to prepare themselves for the latest competitive threat
Years of poor financials and stagnant share price spark rethink
The ongoing appeal of Peppa Pig, Harry Potter and other big titles keeps the income flowing for two media groups
The wealth manager is expected to keep growing earnings at an impressive rate
The company has the balance sheet to transform its business profile with M&A
Remote conferencing tie-up promises faster growth
Many have lagged in the recent bull-run but will they shine if markets start to fall?
Finsbury Growth & Income has only added three new names to its portfolio since 2011
Investing rather than spending extra cash could help you achieve your financial goals
...as they may take control of a company and leave minority shareholders out in the cold
Robotic process automation firm forces another forecast rethink
Potential breakthrough in US market triggers new interest in previously unloved stock
Berenberg says car company's 25% margin target for Model 3 is reality not hope
What can investors learn from recent market movements?
Scottish Investment Trust fund manager Alasdair McKinnon on why part of the financial sector is starting to look interesting again
British Empire Trust has addressed issues that weighed on performance
Profits from small cap stock Ergomed are forecast to soar over the next two years
The latest trading update shows a decent performance despite tough comparative figures
Further M&A could provide the catalyst to revive a moribund share price
Publisher’s new strategy is bearing fruit and the shares are rallying