magazine 27 Jun 2019

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Taking your first steps with investing needn’t be a frightening experience if you know what’s involved. Shares has created a step-by-step guide covering all the main points you need to think about. It also suggests five funds to start your investment journey.

Also this week: the investors queuing up to buy stock from Woodford’s suspended fund; and proposals for a new fund structure that could lock up your money for longer.

Read part two of Shares’ ESG investing guide which includes its favourite active and passive funds to play different ESG themes.

You can also read about Royal Mail, Tesco, Carnival, cutting funeral costs and why gold is soaring.

Our step-by-step guide has everything you need to start investing in the markets

Further rate cuts could support a Russian stock market which has enjoyed a resilient performance. Sponsored by Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team are thinking about today. Sponsored by Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Shareholder rights, executive diversity and business ethics are major areas in today’s corporate world

We pick a mixture of active and passive funds, investment trusts and ETFs to play the ESG theme

Activist investor Coast Capital tried to remove six of 11 board members

Investment Association responds after high profile fund suspensions

Analysts suggest the miner should consider segregating its coal cash flows

The restructuring of Woodford Equity Income Fund is gathering pace

Complex supply chains and high fixed costs see analysts slash earnings hopes

Hopes of lower bad debts and a bumper buyback may be premature

Most funds in this space have lost investors money over the past 12 months

We explain why the sector is behaving in an unusual way

There could also be a clampdown in the industry on excessive pricing

The risk versus reward analysis does not favour buying the shares

Examining why central banks are (still) looking to monetary stimulus

Why the metal has rallied and different way to get exposure

It has huge opportunities in helping government departments and companies 

The stock is too good to ignore at the current price despite a few headwinds

Supermarket group has plans to boost profitability

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby has the answers