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