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Avoiding bad investments is equally as important as finding ways to grow your money. The new issue of Shares reveals an easy way to spot companies with financial health issues.

Also this week: Shares talks to Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton about his plans to regain control, what the US midterm election results mean for investors, and the frustrations of investing in fintech.

Read about a successful fund manager starting their own small cap fund, discover the most expensive London-listed ETFs, and learn about investment trusts seeking to borrow money to buy on the dip.

Other stocks and funds featured this week include WH Smith, RELX, EI and Scottish Mortgage.

An easy way to spot companies with financial health issues

The Treasury promises local shops for local people

Congressional gridlock is usually good news for US stocks but that may not be the case this time round

The new investment trust is hoping to hit the stock market just before Christmas

Leading engineers and industrial firms have material exposure to Europe

Early stage technology business investor has seen its stake value soar

Increased staffing costs could be a real headache for some businesses

CFA UK study shows improved sentiment towards shares in developing economies

Some observers are confident the oil price could still shoot further upwards

The company has historically been very reliant on Eastern Europeans to fill UK jobs

The former Schroders manager is set to launch Tellworth UK Smaller Companies Fund

Products targeting exotic markets and offering niche exposures can charge similar fees to active funds

We reveal trusts with the capacity and appetite to increase gearing in the wake of the recent market sell-off

There are limited options to play this space and even a dedicated investment trust has a few catches

We revisit the topic of liquidity to see if central bank policy is influencing market volatility

Julian Dunkerton talks to Shares about his plans to regain control of the business

The drinks group offers an attractive 4.8% prospective dividend yield and is starting to look much healthier

We outline potential catalysts to drive significant value at the business previously called Enterprise Inns

Trust’s interim results look good but investors should judge it on its long-term record

Nine-month trading update reveals typically steady performance from the FTSE 100 media group

The retailer is making an exciting move into the US market

AJ Bell expert Tom Selby has the answer to this question