magazine 24 Oct 2019

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Are you up for the £5,000 challenge? Shares looks at the savings you could make by cancelling old subscriptions, moving to a cheaper mortgage, changing your phone contract and more and how you could use this money to invest.

Also this week: lessons from Woodford woe, the enduring strengths of the technology sector, and a bubbling bid battle for Just Eat.

Shares explains how Halfords is looking to get back on track and reveals why some funds only hold a limited number of investments.

Discover why fears over US earnings might be overdone, which assets perform best during bear markets, and which investment trusts prospered in the third quarter.

Take control of your financial destiny and tap into the power of the markets

Companies have under-promised which means they should over-deliver

We look at historic performance to draw lessons for any future slowdown

Will UK exit after a short delay or are we facing an imminent election?

What should investors expect to happen next at takeaways business?

The number of UK firms in financial distress continues to climb with no sign of slowing

Should investors steer clear of auto and cycling products firm or back the recovery plan?

Funds with a limited number of holdings may seem more risky, but they can work well in your portfolio.

Falling net asset values and widening discounts in evidence for previously popular funds

While certain companies dominate the headlines, others are quietly getting down to business  

Blue chips not benefiting despite a smaller gap between statutory and adjusted profit

Star fund manager’s reputation in tatters as investors count the cost

Better than average yield from FTSE 100 blue-chips makes investment trust highly dependable

Now could be a good entry point for a stock that’s uncorrelated to the UK economy.

Private equity trust still trades at a big discount

Online security firm has scope to quicken consumer monitisation ambitions

Why we are increasingly confident in the prospects of JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income

Delivery firm gets caught-up in 'robots are taking our jobs' spat

After issues for investors in Neil Woodford’s funds, how do liquidity problems impact ETFs?

Our expert looks at the case for leaving pensions untouched