This week’s Shares looks at ways of spotting quality companies and finds eight UK stocks which meet a testing set of financial criteria.
Also in the issue: a look under the bonnet of the UK’s largest company and major dividend payer Royal Dutch Shell, funds offering exposure to India post the re-election of Narendra Modi, the most popular investment trusts and a discussion on the future of restaurants.
Find out about some stock market stars of 2019, why you can learn from historic market bubbles and how a FTSE 250 brick maker has solid foundations.
The digital magazine also features an article on bid activity in the housebuilding sector.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is still relevant 178 years after publication
Greggs, Burberry and Somero are among eight names passing our quality tests
Are UK shares cheap enough to offset perceived threats to the economy?
Activist ValueAct pushes for a private equity takeover
We look at major share price movers and key announcements over the past week
Around 20% of forecast earnings at risk in analysts worst case scenario calculations
Investment Association to include these low-cost and increasingly popular passives within its fund sectors
We reveal where the FTSE 100 giant gets the cash to fund its mighty dividends
With the election settled investors can look forward to more reforms-backed returns
We reveal the top names and their 10 year returns
We consider a new approach to making your pension last long enough
We look at three Shares’ favourites which are heading for mid cap status
Focus on the fundamentals not who is occupying Number 10
Why eating out is changing and what it means for the industry
This brick maker’s strong market position is not reflected in its valuation
Three reasons to like this fast-growing financial player
Popular investment trust still pulling the high growth levers
Star manager Terry Smith will continue to oversee progress at Fundsmith Emerging Equities Trust
We explain how to filter the market and the key points to consider
We explain the rules around dipping into your pension while still paying into it