magazine 4 Apr 2019

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Why does Mike Ashley want to own so many companies? Discover the answer in the new issue of Shares which analyses his retail empire.

Shares’ top picks of the year are so far up by 14%, nearly twice that of the broader UK market. Learn more about the portfolio and how global markets and FTSE 350 sectors have performed in this week’s digital magazine.

Elsewhere, read about Lyft’s IPO and why its decision to have two different classes of shares has sparked a heated debate.

Find out seven changes to your finances for the new tax year and get the latest on the dividend fears clouding Vodafone.

Peter from Eastbourne has refined his focus to concentrate on steady income-payers

We look at how the billionaire has a tendency to pounce on the weak

We also look at the industries which have been most out of favour in the first quarter

There is ongoing uncertainty despite sterling moving up on Theresa May’s latest move

Eagle-eyed investment bank Liberum highlights consumer names where aggressive accounting may be a cause for concern

The telecoms business is working hard to reassure investors

Deal could help improve investor sentiment towards the property investor

Problems are mounting up in the sugar industry

We look at the products on offer and how some of them generate dividends

More trusts offer exposure to the unquoted part of the market

We explain new rules that relate to pensions, taxes and student loans

We look at how major markets have performed in the first three months of the year

Why a flattening yield curve could be a big blow for the sector

Lyft’s high profile IPO has revived the debate about unequal share rights

IT projects business is rapidly expanding at home and overseas

Don’t be put off by the shares underperforming its peers

Multi-billion dollar deal strengthens its cancer pipeline

Our top picks of the year have enjoyed a stellar first quarter

AJ Bell pension expert Tom Selby has the answers