magazine 8 Aug 2019
Activist investors are playing an increasingly important role in the investment world. Shares examines whether this is positive for ordinary investors as well as considering specific companies in the activists' crosshairs.
Also this week: a bumper news section looking at the latest big moves in the stock, bond and currency markets, the investment trusts trading at big discounts, and an introductory guide to dividends.
The digital magazine reveals a positive view on medical devices play Smith & Nephew and asks how much difference management really make at a company.
Plus learn about ETFs which track green bonds and get under the bonnet of a US communications giant.
An increasing number of UK companies are being targeted by investors demanding change
Investors are getting increasingly worried as the world’s two biggest economies collide
We look at the market risers and fallers from the past week
Economic and political uncertainty and confusion over fuel type policy put the brakes on car dealers’ growth
Pound’s buying power eroded by firming of UK’s no-deal Brexit stance
A quarter of investment grade bonds now yield below zero
Anyone holding Vodafone shares for more than five years may find they also own this stock
We explain how International Biotechnology Trust picks stocks and rewards investors
We reveal the trusts trading on a steeper discount to the 12 month average
We explain the process for receiving the shareholder reward
We reveal a range of discounts on travel and entertainment for older people
Focus on ‘exceptional’ companies makes this an invest and forget option
The medical devices group has reshaped its business which should improve shareholder value
Edible collagen casings concern is cutting costs and cooking up growth opportunities
Best-in-class clothing retailer shrugs off high street doom and gloom by beating expectations for the second consecutive quarter
We look at two London-listed products that provide exposure to a hot part of the market
AJ Bell pension expert Tom Selby looks at the frustrations with moving a pension