magazine 12 Mar 2020

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Taking stock of the market sell-off – the new issue of Shares unearths data which shows the sectors best placed to lead a market rebound.

Also this week: the heavily-indebted firms to avoid as a corporate debt crisis bubbles up.

Discover what the latest Budget means for your finances, and don’t miss the latest in Shares’ first-time investor series which looks at how much to invest.

Find out the investment trusts trading on larger than normal discounts, and discover the big name stock trading on a rare low price and offering very large dividends.

Shares also offers four stock ideas among quality companies with superior track records of rewarding investors.

Higher infrastructure spending and support for small businesses are key themes

Shares and oil prices have since started to recover but a recession still looks plausible near-term

The best and worst performers in the 2020 sell-off look familiar to previous corrections

Yields are crashing as investors bid up prices in parts of the fixed income market

We also look at the difference between lump sum and regular investing

We look at some fund managers’ quality processes and reveal names that should reward over the long-term

The economic impact of coronavirus may have a more serious impact than markets are forecasting

Discounts on many investment trusts have widened significantly this year

Here’s how to ensure the taxman doesn’t take the lion’s share of any pay rise you get

Anyone holding bonds as well as equities may be feeling less annoyed with their portfolio performance this year

With more synergies to come from last year’s acquisition of Cambian and underlying market growth, earnings growth looks assured

The investment trust has a superb track record of holding up during market sell-offs

The greeting cards expert has issued a very reassuring trading update

The shares have only traded at these levels on a few occasions in the last two decades

The VIX has hit an important level which has historically been followed by a market rally on many occasions

The key points people in or saving for retirement should consider