magazine 2 Jul 2020

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Digital payments boom: how to profit from the decline of cash. Shares looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated a structural change in how we pay for goods and services, and it suggests a variety of stocks and funds to play the theme.

Learn the secrets of Games Workshop’s success. Find out why Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment has the potential for big sales growth in the coming years and discover how to access Japan’s best-in-class innovators on the cheap.

Also this week: new data reveals that more women are saving than men, and explore why a shareholder vote could lead to important changes at investment trust Scottish Mortgage.

We examine the ‘menu’ of shares from which an investor makes their selection

UK investors won’t be able to buy this product but they can invest in relevant tech funds

If the first half of the year has been fraught, the second half could be equally hard to navigate

The second quarter results from UK oil majors are likely to be ugly

Key news to watch in the third quarter as the UK economy sees worst contraction in 41 years

Holiday companies say bookings have soared, but the rise in demand is coming off a low base

We help with a query on distinguishing between the two types of tracking product

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the move away from cash which presents a big opportunity for investors

Mid-cap star dominates a growing, global niche

There are good reasons why shareholders have given the investment trust permission to invest in a greater proportion of privately-owned companies

New figures show how savings patterns are changing

More companies set to reinstate earnings guidance

The housebuilder has been hit hard amid the pandemic

It has also not suffered from problems with rent collections experienced by other real estate investors

The Flutter/Stars tie-up brings huge benefits for the gambling business

Specialist Japan trust focuses on quality companies with strong balance sheets and structural growth

The VIX index helps investors measure levels of market volatility

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby weighs up the options for a reader