magazine 20 Sep 2018

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Looking for help picking funds? The latest issue of Shares examines some of the new names in AJ Bell’s favourite funds list, plus some existing ones, and explains how the experts have made their selection from thousands of products.

Also this week: How women invest, why vaping crackdown could benefit UK tobacco stocks, and is the mood wrong on emerging markets?

Discover investment trusts with the highest charges and the benefits of tender offers. Read Shares’ analysis of FTSE 250 food group Bakkavor and learn why the mining sector is down nearly 13% this year.

Other stocks discussed in the digital magazine include ITV, Manx Telecom, Elecosoft, Harworth and Restore.

Your shortcut to picking the freshest investments

Why female participation in the markets is not growing fast enough

The company operates in a market where Network Rail is set to spend big money

There are question marks over the merits of the deal and how it would be funded

Isle of Man telco eyes direct to market and reseller opportunities

Nine out of 11 FTSE 350 sector constituents have seen their share price fall so far in 2018

We reveal why the team behind new Mobius EM trust is confident in a recovery

We examine why investment trusts go down this route and what it means for shareholders

We look at some collectives with big fees and examine if they are worth it

We look at the different options regarding tax treatment on retirement savings

Younger individuals have suffered financially in the aftermath of the credit crunch

Finsbury Food is a great example of a company that has proved it can navigate challenging market conditions

A central policy error could be the next catalyst for financial market disaster

‘Cool’ Juul is seen as the main victim of a crackdown on the e-cigarette market – which could be good for the UK-quoted tobacco stocks

A recent acquisition has scope to accelerate growth for attractive technology supplier

The company is able to chalk up strong returns thanks to active portfolio management

Document management business hasn't had the big GDPR-related uplift in earnings previously anticipated

Company is a real star in the small cap advisory space

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.