magazine 25 Oct 2018

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Buying great companies at bargain prices can be a good strategy for investors trying to outperform, according to famous money manager Joel Greenblatt. Shares applies his methodology to the UK market and highlights four stocks which tick all the right boxes.

Also this week: UK dividends reach record highs, how deep value fund managers try to buy £1 of assets for 50p, Whitbread unveils its new hotel plan, and discover why banks are back in the spotlight.

Learn why pricing power is so important, read Shares’ sector report on recruiters, and find out why a US-focused small cap investment trust may appeal in the current climate.

The changing nature of how we work means growth looks set fair

We apply a well-known strategy to the UK stock market to find future investment winners

The Premier Inn owner is hoping to tap into a £1bn market opportunity 

Robust payouts give investors reasons to be (more) cheerful

Early signs from third quarter results suggest a significant divergence of fortunes

It could be a busy week ahead for economics, politics, markets and currencies

Loan and deposit growth, plus dividends, will be the focal points in the latest reporting season

60% of funds available to investors in 2008 no longer exist

Deep value funds can be very rewarding for investors... as long as you are patient

The highly-respected Invesco expert eyes discounted domestic stock opportunities

We examine the financial implications of this move

There is some pleasing news for people in retirement

Nestle and Unilever are leading the charge by pushing up prices to protect profit margins

Don't assume you can easily sell investments at the price, size and time you want

Competition concerns help rev up the pressure on a stalling share price

The AIM superstar is now trading 15% below the price at which big investors recently bought new stock

The smaller end of the market in the States is benefiting from strong economic conditions, lower taxes and takeover interest

We’re enthused by the multi-price discounter’s ambitious expansionary move in France

The car maker says an emissions control component is degrading faster than anticipated