magazine 30 Aug 2018

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Investment trusts can be your ticket to value creation. The new issue of Shares discusses four ways in which these products can help to enhance portfolios and it profiles five value-theme trusts.

Don’t miss part of Shares’ series on understanding the markets. This week it looks at the FTSE 250 and discusses the most important companies and sectors in the mid cap index, plus it reveals dividend yields and valuation metrics for the entire list of 250 constituents.

Also in this edition: how to gift shares to your children or grandchildren, saving up cash to take advantage of market dips, and new ideas for generating income from the markets.

Four ways investment trusts can deliver decent returns

How the mid cap index works and the companies driving the market

AVG internet security firm closes in on index recognition

The lock-in period for the executives ended in February

Continental Europe is a medium-term catalyst for the carpets, laminate and commercial flooring specialist

CMA says it will consider the supply chain impact of supermarkets' mega-merger

Expect to see heightened regulatory pressure on the sector

The news is a blow to activist investor Edward Bramson

The FTSE 100 stock has significant investment appeal... yet is the price right?

Investment trusts enable you to address a whole world of different dividend opportunities

We explain the gifting rules and the tax implications

Being prepared for a market wobble means you can act quickly and buy assets on cheaper valuations

Transport, semiconductors and banks are the key sectors to watch

Jerome Powell tells Jackson Hole central bankers’ meeting he will do ‘whatever it takes’ in the event of a crisis

This is a superb way to play the surge in consumers paying for digital goods and services

We believe the market is starting to regain confidence in the stock following earlier trading blips

Look for a strong second half from the insurance and investments giant

40% shares gain in six months is a great outcome for investors

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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