magazine 21 Mar 2019

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The new issue of Shares offers six fund ideas for generating an income in retirement. It also explains five types of people who should be using an ISA and asks whether having two chief executives in a company is a step too far.

Also this week: takeover offers for Worldpay and Footasylum, Tesco’s shares sneak ahead, a large number of global equity funds fail to add value, and new data examines the performance of fund managers who have been in charge for more than 20 years.

Learn about what’s happening in the chemicals sector and discover how shares are priced and what a bid/offer spread is.

Discover why parts of the sector have lost momentum and whether you should be concerned

We explain how to find suitable sources of income versus your risk appetite

We explain the reasons behind some of the biggest share price movements

We examine the global M&A situation following the $43bn bid

The supermarket group has concentrated on the day job and the effort is paying off

New figures illustrate the extent to which long-standing managers have shone

The fund has a small cap focus but still invests in some fairly big firms

The UK stock market is going cheap as investors worry about the impact of Brexit

We examine the role of market makers in enabling investors to buy and sell

We spell out the benefits of using the tax-efficient savings wrapper

One manager says something has to be done to separate the winners and losers

We look at four factors influencing the commodity price

As Standard Life Aberdeen brings its experiment with two chief executives to a close, we discuss if such a structure can really work

The small cap has several other catalysts lined up in 2019

This unique investment trust trades on a wide discount despite dividend growth and defensive attractions

The purchase of Regal Entertainments has so far proved to be a wise decision

We update our view on the fund management group following its latest results

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby looks at different income scenarios