magazine 12 Dec 2019
What will happen to markets and economics in 2020? Shares considers 10 of the most important questions on investors’ minds and how best to position portfolios for the year ahead.
Discover the best performing shares of 2019 and why they soared in value. Fund managers discuss their best and worst stock picking decisions this year. And find out the stock that’s jumped by 36% since Shares highlighted its attractions.
Also this week: panic among property funds, investment-related climate change winners and losers and what we can learn from the big gaffes made by UK companies in the past 12 months.
Finally, don’t miss your chance to win an investment book.
This trade looks to be slightly different to normal short selling which preys on companies in distress
Bank of England is expected to reveal new plans to address problems among property funds
Carmakers and utilities could do well if they play their cards right, but unsurprisingly fossil fuel firms may struggle
Three ideas for presents and your chance to win a copy of Lord Lee’s new book
We consider markets, investment styles, ratings, dividends and much more
We reveal the top risers across four different segments of the market
We take a closer look at some of the most damaging stock market gaffes of 2019
Investment experts reflect on their best and worst stock picking decisions this year
It focuses on best-in-class firms which it believes are able to survive and thrive
We look at the process of handing over investments to your spouse, children or even charity
Understand the risks, how the income is generated and don’t simply pick based on yield and dividend frequency
The company has transformed into an integrated global defence and security business with good growth opportunities
Performance pick-up at smaller company-focused trust should see discount narrow
The company continues to do very well and investors are enjoying strong rewards
AJ Bell pension expert Tom Selby explains the rules