magazine 16 May 2019

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Shares examines the risks to dividends from motor insurers as dark clouds hang over the sector. It also quantifies the drop in Vodafone’s yield after the telecoms giant cut its dividend.

Also this week: how £2.8bn has been wiped off Metro Bank’s value and why Centrica shares are at a 20-year low.

Get the insight into Witan Investment Trust’s strategy and discover how to spot the best multi-asset funds.

Read part 2 of Shares’ guide to investing in the technology space and how intellectual capital could be the next big investment theme.

You can also learn about pension transfers and how flexi-access drawdown works.

We look at a range of relevant stocks, funds and ETFs

Storm clouds are gathering for home and car insurers in terms of competition, claims and regulation

Freedoms have enabled you to make the most of your retirement pot but also added complexity

This frees up money for future growth although investors will suffer lower income

There is also the threat of faster interest rate hikes in the UK

Don’t buy its shares following recent price slump

We discuss what has led the company to this point and what it needs to win investors over

We look at the strategy behind the Scottish TV company

We reveal the best and worst performers over the past 10 years

The investment trust has growing competition from low-cost global tracker funds

We look at the best rates on the market and investment fund alternatives

Investors have fallen out of love with the big income names

We examine the reasons to be cheerful and fearful on the American market

DWS believes this is a good way to spot firms with strong earnings growth

The FTSE 250 firm is well placed to profit as consumers and business seek digital protection

Gain exposure to the highest quality businesses Pershing Square has owned

The beach holiday retailer is holding up better than its competitors in a tough market

Demand continues to suffer amid global trade worries

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains the process