magazine 5 Jul 2018

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Shares argues that housebuilders have reached the peak of their earnings strength in the current business cycle. It examines what this means for stocks in the sector and looks at the broader concept of cycles.

There is an updates on Shares’ top stock picks of the year where the portfolio is significantly outperforming the wider market.

Discover how to spot funds whose portfolios are widely different from the benchmark index, and learn why some institutions investors think sugar-related companies could be the next sin stock from an ethical investment perspective.

Elsewhere, Shares explains why China is troubling investors again and it reveals six questions to ask before selling a fund.

You can also read about various stocks including Team17, IMImobile, Amigo, Diversified Gas and Oil, Cake Box and WPP.

There are worrying signs that earnings could come under pressure

We invite a 15 year-old to write about trading and investing

Some experts believe sugar could join the ranks of tobacco, arms and alcohol as no-go areas for ethical investors

Our performance is now significantly better than the broader UK stock market

Loan company with a difference takes the market by storm with London share flotation

But the number of times dividends are covered by earnings is still less than optimal

Debt, trade and growth concerns in the world’s second largest economy were a catalyst for market sell-offs in 2015 and 2016

A possible 295p per share payout could help rebuild investor faith

A new chief executive could look to dampen expectations for earnings and the dividend

The franchise business looks very exciting but the shares have shot up too fast to warrant buying now

We talk to the experts about various funds with high and low percentages

The investment trust plans to pay its first dividend in November

We look at style creep, management movement, performance and more

We look at how the regulator plans to change some information you receive about retirement options

Many investors may not realise their portfolios are over-exposed to certain stocks

Second longest show of stock market strength since FTSE All-Share set up

Expansion in London’s population nearly halves year-on-year

It could have one of the largest gold projects on AIM.... it just needs to prove that estimate via lots of drilling

Fear has crept steadily back into stock markets

Online and mobile marketing solutions player has consistently outperformed

There is scope for significant upside at the newly-listed video games developer

Cash flow from acquired assets should also provide a dividend boost

The pensions administration specialist has beaten full year profit forecasts

The hotel developer is aiming for a premium listing to attract new investors

The company suffered a 30% share price drop following negative trading update

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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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