magazine 5 Dec 2019

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Coca-Cola is the world’s most recognised soft drink but does it provide sweet returns for investors? Don’t miss the latest issue of Shares which looks at ways to invest in the brand.

Also this week: are investors expecting too much from a UK stock market bounce if the Tories get a majority win at the general election? Shares also examines how the two main parties’ policies could affect your wealth.

Discover the FTSE 100 banking stock which has finally delivered strong returns to investors and the company Shares calls ‘an outstanding value opportunity’.

Feast on three fund ideas for a Lifetime ISA and the benefits of gifting investments at Christmas.

The asset owner is to stop lending stock to maintain direct engagement with companies in the portfolio

Early data provide signs of encouragement for struggling UK retail sector

Major changes to tax on dividends and capital gains are on the table

Forecasters have dampened expectations for a large re-rating in UK shares if the Conservatives are the clear winners at the general election

In the absence of official guidelines, TCI is pushing for greater disclosure by funds

The commodity price matters to such a large number of investors

The fizzy drink company has made investors decent money over the years

The wrapper is a great alternative to Help To Buy ISAs, now closed to new applicants

Some funds are arguably over-exaggerating their level of outperformance

Investing for your children instead of spending on toys could be the more lasting present

The wider banking sector is also attracting quite a few fans which warrants a sector reappraisal

Revenue has stabilised as digital reaches a size where its continued growth offsets the decline in print

Discount to net asset value has narrowed since we said to buy in July

Montanaro UK Smaller Companies has a great track record and also offers generous dividends

Endeavour's move on Centamin could just be the start of takeover interest for the gold miner

We're still in profit on our Ocado trade despite a few testing weeks for the stock

Tracker products can help investors gain diversified exposure to small cap stocks at home and abroad

Making sense of why emerging markets have lagged developed ones for so long

AJ Bell's Tom Selby examines the potential impact to retirement savings