magazine 2 Aug 2018

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This week’s issue of Shares looks at how leisure companies could come to the rescue of an ailing high street and picks out four potential investment ideas from the space.
Also this week: how the top internationally focused funds can help you go global, the best loved investment trusts and why some small cap stars can keep on rising.
Discover what links the latest results from Facebook and a report on UK dividends and get to grips with the industry jargon which could help you understand businesses better.
Shares also examines some potential Brexit scenarios and your options for growth investing in retirement.

How experiences and attractions are helping to save retailers

Operator FirstGroup is in talks over delayed timetable changes and improvements

Key milestone in Dudley-led renaissance at oil and gas giant

Supply chain disruption and margin pressures maul earnings at McColl’s

Digital disruption and emerging investor activism key drivers

Fresh growth funding likely to fuel acquisitions spree

The US releases its strongest quarterly GDP levels for four years

We present six funds picked by investment experts for global exposure

These are some of retail investors’ favourite collectives, but why are they so popular?

We look at some of the biggest sectors to reveal the key information you might be missing

Is there an easy way for retirees to grow their portfolio and generate an annual income?

Although tax-efficient these vehicles do not enable you to avoid HMRC’s grasp entirely

This product risks being underappreciated

You need to keep some perspective when it comes to financial news

The potential outcomes as the day for the UK's exit from the EU looms

Exceptional companies can deliver some extraordinary long term returns

Complex engineer is using clever acquisitions to add extra value

Guinness-to-Johnnie Walker brands owner is a high quality compounder worth buying and holding

We’re sticking with the pork-to-cooked poultry processor for its premium growth prospects

The pharma group's latest addition Vamousse is gaining traction

Investors could enjoy a special dividend later this year

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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.

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The Shares team

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