magazine 28 Nov 2019

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Six of the best income funds. Following the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income Fund the Shares team identifies some alternative options for investors in search of yield.

As the major parties publish their manifestos, get the latest on what the looming UK election might mean for the markets, plus discover how investing might help you meet the cost of care in later life.

Also this week: an examination of so-called ‘sin’ stocks and the $1.7tn US industry which has flown under the radar in the UK.

Find out about the upcoming float of a green infrastructure fund and whether US consumers can continue to drive the financial markets higher.

New clean energy fund will look to invest in onshore wind farms and solar panel parks

A Conservative win would provide a ‘relief rally’, but Labour would have some sectors running for cover

Decades of under-investment in exploration from mining giants could spell good news for smaller mining firms.

How to replace Woodford in your portfolio

Developing economies expected to grow faster than their developed counterparts in 2020

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

We look at the prospects for non-ESG sectors like alcohol, tobacco and gambling

A category of retirement fund that does all the asset allocation work for you is struggling to gain traction in the UK

We take a look at the unloved biotechnology space and the investment trusts which specialise in this area

Adjusting assets in your portfolio periodically can be a good way of keeping long-term goals on track

The smart way to prepare for care home fees

Protecting consumers seems to be an increasing priority

Consumer spending and retail stocks have helped underpin the advance of US shares to new highs

The defence and nuclear contractor looks cheap with the company poised to win more work

This trust offers differentiated North American exposure

The company plans to double capacity over the next two years in order to exploit the growth in pig herds

Insurance business disappoints market with decision to hold on to Singapore operation

What the latest developments in fixed income mean for investors

AJ Bell pensions expert helps with a question linked to automatic enrolment