magazine 6 Dec 2018

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With cash accounts still paying low rates, investors continue to turn to the markets for a more generous source of income. The new issue of Shares looks at funds and investment trusts yielding 5% or more and picks six products with what it considers to be attractive characteristics.

Take the first look inside Fundsmith’s new Smithson fund, plus learn how inheritance tax could be made easier for 250,000 people.

Shares asks if stocks can fight back after the US/China trade war truce. It looks at silver and gold prices and analyses the turnover in FTSE 100 chief executives. It also asks if fund managers need a PhD.

We look at the menu for high-yield funds and investment trusts and pick six products to buy now

But that doesn’t necessarily mean it is worth an investment

Berenberg sees success, even if it takes two rounds of votes

Stifel investment expert says various portfolio companies are now making progress

Some of the key announcements and share price movers other the past week

The popular new investment trust reveals significant US bias to portfolio

The litigation finance company is set to float on the UK stock market on 14 December

We explain the importance of the deal to the landlord’s longer-term strategy

We look at the question of how experienced they need to be

Not all trusts are run by very large investment companies, as we explain in this article

A new report looks at ways to simplify the system

Unilever boss is the latest in a long line of blue chip bosses heading for the door

What could happen to stocks if there is a no-deal vote on 11 December?

Two of the market’s big concerns have now been addressed

Energy price caps and extra services could spark forecast-beating performance

Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust is cheap and offers a substantial yield

The safety expert has reported decent trading and is now on the hunt for larger acquisitions