magazine 9 Apr 2020

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With more than 200 companies having pulled their dividends in recent weeks, Shares looks at who is paying, who is not, and where to still find reliable income.

Discover why a large number of stocks are rallying in Shares’ weekly update on markets during the coronavirus crisis, and read why Microsoft is sitting pretty.

Also this week: renewable energy infrastructure trusts outperform and the fund managers more optimistic about Chinese investments.

Read about Vanguard’s little known global active fund and how it is beating two well-known rivals, Alliance Trust and Witan.

Five steps to get your finances recession-proof and everything you need to know before drawing down on a pension.

The value investor insists radical portfolio change was still aligned to its contrarian approach

Cash calls pick up pace amid coronavirus-driven economic deep freeze

Government support and flexible banks should help firms navigate the slump

CMC Markets is expected to pay generous dividends as a result of a surge in business

Equities rally on signs that infection rates may have peaked in parts of Europe    

Vital funds would be injected in return for equity stakes if the money wasn't repaid within six months

Invesco star manager Mark Barnett sacked from investment trust Perpetual Income and Growth

Strong cash generation sees its fund recoup some of February's losses

We discuss the case for buying equities and some of the risks involved

We find out why fund managers are warming to the Asian region again

We reveal the companies that have cut dividends and suggest four ways to keep earning an income

Its global equity fund is relatively small but the returns are much bigger than two of its best known peers

Stable, government-backed subsidies and fixed price contracts mean these investment trusts continue to see the money rolling in

From making your bills more manageable to developing new skills

Companies are being very generous in a bid to help society

Influential manager Terry Smith gives his thoughts on the current crisis

Big demand for Office, cloud computing and other IT services looks likely 

Provider of accommodation to people with learning disabilities looks well positioned

The sector is under pressure from the regulator over paying cash to shareholders

Our resident pensions expert outlines key drawdown considerations