magazine 19 Dec 2019
Discover Shares’ top stock picks for 2020. Don’t miss this bumper edition of the digital magazine, particularly as the team’s stock picks for 2019 smashed the market with a 23% total return.
Also this week: Bank of America forecasts that stocks will rally well into next year. Shares also looks at how UK stocks have performed following the general election result.
Discover the best performing funds and investment trusts of the year and enjoy four fund ideas for 2020.
Elsewhere, Shares offers money-boosting New Year’s resolution ideas, it explains the key themes in the small cap space and it reveals why Sports Direct is going upmarket.
Now rebranded as Frasers, its shares have shot up as an update shows signs of promise
The withdrawal agreement looks set to be concluded but uncertainty remains over trade talks
Investor sentiment continues to improve according to its latest report
We explain why the election result could be good news for leaders
The scale of the Conservative victory caught investors by surprise
How shares in Russa, Brazil, China and India fared in 2019 and what’s in focus for 2020
Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team are thinking about today
Reports of its demise are premature as rising wage pressures show
We look at what’s been driving growth company shares in the last 12 months
What could happen to Pennon, Marks & Spencer, Micro Focus and more next year?
Is it normal to see so many leadership changes among the largest companies on the UK stock market?
Seven ideas to make you smarter with money in 2020
It’s been a rewarding 12 months for investors, particularly as markets rally going into Christmas
Luceco has the power to drive significant profit growth in 2020
A generous dividend yield and an improved domestic picture means now is the time to buy this ‘boring’ bank
We also reveal how last year’s fund selections delivered excellent returns
Kainos is capitalising on huge opportunities to help government departments and companies embrace 21st Century technology
Increasing insolvencies are a boon to specialist practitioner Begbies Traynor
The posh chocolates seller is a cash generative growth business with global aspirations
A refocus on cheaper tariffs is already starting to change customer switching habits
Wizz Air is growing fast and is the underappreciated star of the airline sector
Schroders is set to cash in on wealth management and US growth
Cashed up housebuilder Redrow should benefit from a revived housing market and offers generous dividends
It is growing with some of the world’s leading retailers and pays rising dividends
We’ve had one of our best years in a long time with stellar share price gains
The industry looks to be a major turning point and not necessarily a good one for those involved
AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains how the system works