magazine 9 Jul 2020

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The outlook for the rest of 2020: Shares looks at how the first half has played out and where investors might want to put their money now.

Growing concerns about renewable energy funds, ESG-principled investors might shun Boohoo, and the signs that investors wanted new CEOs at Lloyds and Aviva.

The funds with the biggest outflows this year, the bosses who have made a mint buying shares during the crisis, and what happens if you defer your state pension.

Shares gets under the bonnet of 3i, it reveals the biotech fund that’s gone up nearly 75% since March, and it discusses the latest on dividends for investors.

Online fast fashion seller has fallen out of favour with investors following damaging modern slavery claims

We discuss investors’ limited options when it comes to the administration and delisting process

Bikes are less profitable than motor-related sales

The answer is yes and the results for the FTSE 100 version are very interesting

However, there are lingering worries over the impact of mortgage availability on the property market

UK and global payments could fall by as much as a third this year

Getting to grips with investment strategy basics

Stocks are a unique asset class because they don’t have a maturity date, but that makes them trickier to value

We analyse key director trades amid significant market volatility

We consider if US markets can keep rallying, whether the UK can play catch-up, and where next for emerging markets

Often overlooked by investors seeking growth opportunities, there's a lot to like about this FTSE 100 member

Some analysts argue renewable funds could see their share prices and net asset values plunge as they become a victim of their own success

We look at data covering Absolute Return, UK Equity and UK Equity Income funds

A share price jump on each CEO's resignation suggest investors are happy about the changes

This is a decent growth story in the telecoms sector with considerable appeal as an investment

H&T has acted responsibly to help its customers throughout lockdown as well as providing a charitable fund to support local communities

Despite successfuly  navigating volatile markets, IBT still trades at a discount to the value of its underlying assets while also offering a 3.2% dividend yield

The ventilation products specialist should be boosted by renewed focus on air quality in the wake of the pandemic

Examining the sectors which are expected to deliver growth

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains the rules around enhanced payments and lump sums