magazine 17 Jan 2019

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Shares argues now is the time to invest in housebuilding companies because so much bad news has already been priced into their shares. It analyses the sector and looks at companies’ ability to keep paying very generous dividends.

Also this week: what recruitment companies are telling us about the UK jobs markets, new headwinds for the gambling sector, and eight ways to invest in the water industry.

Discover how cash back sites can supplement your income, learn about different investing styles and explore how convertible bonds work.

Shares also highlights a FTSE 100 stock and a European investment trust which it believes to have attractive characteristics.

Valuations are cheap and dividends are generous

Michel Perera looks at the chameleons of the fixed interest world

All outcomes remain possible with the UK’s scheduled exit from the UK just weeks away

Two developments in the UK and US have weighed on shares in betting companies this year

Hays, PageGroup and Robert Walters provide insight into UK recruitment activity

We look at some of the key announcements and share price movers over the past week

Pictet Water is among the funds and shares providing exposure

Make sure you understand how a fund manager will look for assets to put in their portfolio

Cashback websites are an easy way for you to earn extra money

Don’t get emotionally attached to stocks as you may be blind to big changes

M&A involving gold miners has put the spotlight back on the precious metal

They include advice on pension transfers and automated investment decisions

Shares in the defence firm look oversold, so buy now ahead of a potential big share price catalyst in February

Value is back in fashion and this investment trust is a great way to access quality stocks

Nigerian oil producer has exciting plans for the year ahead

Premium drinks play is making positive progress on all fronts

The fire and safety expert has bought a company which is set to drive a large uplift to earnings

Asset disposals help fuel upwards momentum in the pub company’s share price

AJ Bell expert Tom Selby explains how the ban works and ways to avoid scams

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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