magazine 4 Oct 2018
Discover the 25 most important companies in the world in the new issue of Shares. The list is split into companies we use in daily lives, enduring brands, disruptive businesses and future stars, plus the article explains the different ways in which you can invest in them.
Ever wondered which was better: overpaying your mortgage or investing spare cash? Shares does the maths.
Also this week: Learn why the oil price is at a four-year high, and find out how Shares’ annual stop picks portfolio is performing.
Read about alternatives to Fundsmith’s new Smithson investment trust, plus find out about troubles in the airline sector and Royal Mail’s dividend problem.
It looks like a case of both companies being overvalued
PM announces new policy at Conservative Party conference
We reluctantly turn bearish on the transport group as a major setback changes the investment case
Growth scarcity sees eight UK firms in Berenberg’s new Nifty Fifty
We look at how the valuation implied by the upcoming float compares with London-listed rivals
Shares in the airline sector have been poor performers this year
We look at existing top performing funds in the small and mid-cap space
We run the numbers to compare the different scenarios
Resource companies are being judged on more than asset quality
Lessons to be learned from rising interest rates
We weigh up the reasons behind the commodity price spike and what could happen next
We look at how these products work and some success stories from the sector
Market has overreacted to one month’s slowdown in sales growth
Audio conferencing play has highly impressive growth potential
Disappointing recent performance from one of our earlier star turns takes the sheen off our annual selection
Encouraging news alongside first half results help drive shares higher
Annual net revenue yields are expected to increase more than forecast thanks to strong trading