magazine 29 Aug 2019

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If you’re nervous about the state of the world and what that means for share prices, don’t miss the new issue of Shares as it looks at different funds that might offer shelter from the storm should markets go through a difficult period.

Find out why there could be bad news in store for Marks & Spencer and get the latest on the new wave of takeovers hitting the UK market.

Learn how to compare ETFs which track the same indices and discover proposals to shorten UK stock market trading hours. And read part three of Shares’ FTSE 350 series which looks at companies providing important products and services.

We analyse how various absolute return, capital preservation and dividend hero funds have performed in dark times

Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team is thinking about today

New president is seen as being positive for the stock market

The third part of our series examines companies providing essential products and services

Fund manager says UK smaller company valuations are ‘artificially depressed’

We look at the top risers and fallers from the past week

Russian gold miner Polymetal could take its place in the blue chip index

We explore the key attractions behind the latest takeover offers

We look at the performance of European trusts and explain why BlackRock’s fund stands out

Following decent returns so far in 2019 it might be worth thinking about tidying up your portfolio

Examining if this indicator always points to a recession when it is inverted  

Proposals would clip an hour off the start and end of London share dealing

Discounted shares do not reflect technical skill turnaround potential

The investment trust has a superb long-term track record of generating shareholder value

Robust numbers reward our faith in digital payments firm

The Peppa Pig owner has received a takeover bid... but will a better one come along?

We explain how to sift through the crowd and the key points to consider

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby looks at the typical charges