magazine 6 Sep 2018

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This week’s Shares features a beginner’s guide to investing. It runs through all the basics to get you started including ideas for a starter portfolio.

Also in this issue: the stocks which could to be targeted by activists after Whitbread’s sale of Costa Coffee plus a debate on what to do with technology stocks.

Find out how people are using their ISAs, how pensions can help reduce your inheritance tax bill and how to keep a lid on your emotions when investing.

The digital magazine also explains how to measure fund performance and looks at whether you need an investment insurance policy.

Everything you need to know about making money from the markets

We reveal the top tips that can help you keep a cool head

Upcoming IPO will hope to do better than their US counterparts

Merger given regulatory backing thanks to independent supplier surge

Dividends paid by AIM businesses are far outstripping the pace set by their Main Market brethren

Stephen Kelly’s exit suggests software firm in need of a shake-up

The swift sale of Whitbread’s Costa Coffee highlights the impact these investors can have

The company has grand plans to profit from high footfall locations by offering virtual reality experiences

If you have limited experience with the markets these products could be the answer

As NASDAQ sets new records the tech sector is facing renewed valuation questions

Understanding the mechanics of performance is a vital weapon in your fund investing armoury

Looking at what happens to your pension when you die

We look at what the latest figures reveal about the versatile tax wrapper

Review likely to leave flagship index unchanged for first time since 2006

We examine why the precious metal is unloved and potential catalysts to get the price moving upwards

Looking at the assets which perform well when markets are falling

AIM-quoted oil firm should be able to close valuation gap on its rivals

Productivity gains and China pricing progress to boost sausage skins maker

2018 share price rally makes more significant upside tricky

Results show benefits of big acquisition

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.