magazine 2 May 2019

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This week’s digital magazine explains why the FTSE 100’s year-to-date gains have lagged many of its global counterparts.

Discover what the extinction rebellion means for markets, why the US economy might be in worse shape than you think, and how to compare annuities.

Also in the latest Shares: a look at what Sainsbury’s will do next after the collapse of its merger with Asda, why shares in UK miner Sirius Minerals have taken a big hit, and the identity of a life insurer yielding 7.3%.

The issue also discusses how to assess your tolerance for risk when investing.

The sectors which are kryptonite to the UK stock market

Some relief as profit beats forecasts, but beleaguered supermarket still faces uphill battle to compete

Firms are raising prices and volumes for the first time in years

The FTSE 250 miner has unveiled the structure of a $3.8bn financing package

We look at the share price movers and key announcements

Sempa acquisition takes faltering firm in fresh direction

Optimism is rapidly returning to electricals to LEDs manufacturer

ETFs and trackers can take the stress out of picking a fund

Capital preservation-focused trust’s founder to stand down amid clear succession plan

Rigorously analytical money manager Jamie Ross has a focus on quality and return on capital

Acquisition in East Midlands fits strict investment criteria

Industrial property investor has portfolio of 10 assets across Europe

How some simple checks can help you determine what kind of investor you will be

Investors might be getting carried away with the latest growth figures

The performance of individual markets has been very diverse

Sustainability is back in the spotlight after recent events

Geoffrey Lunt, fixed income specialist at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains the appeal of Chinese debt

Track record suggests FTSE 250 IT company can continue to feed off digital transition

Snap up the shares before market sentiment starts to improve towards the life insurer

Signs that good growth will convert to better quality profits

The fire and water safety expert is back in the market’s good books

Leadership change provides a good reason to take some money off the table

Our pensions expert talks a reader through comparing providers