magazine 30 Jul 2020

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Protect your portfolio from the next downturn. Shares examines the reasons why markets could pull back and it explains how to rejig investments to avoid wealth destruction.

Gold reaches a new all-time high, caution replaces optimism on UK economy, and the share price recovery is wiped out for TUI, EasyJet and International Consolidated Airlines.

This week’s investment ideas include Coca-Cola, whose shares are trading at a rare bargain level, and a law firm in an interesting position.

A reader explains how they profited from this year’s stock market dip and there are also articles on Greggs, Games Workshop, Vodafone, Tristel, Texas Instruments, Kainos, AG Barr and Japanese funds.

One is priced to perfection and the other faces a difficult recovery

Having read in February about coronavirus threat, John from Reading took advantage of the market fall and subsequent bounce back

Now is not the time to take excessive risks with stock selection

Vantage Frankfurt IPO spin-off is already ‘priced in’, according to one expert

Consumer confidence in foreign holidays looks severely dented following quarantine news

The metal price has soared amid a cornucopia of investor concerns, and some believe the gold rally still has further to run

Where to see movements in stocks, commodity prices, currencies and bonds

Three things the Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team are thinking about today

The country could stoke domestic demand to become more self-reliant

We look at funds and investment trusts that can help you invest in the best firms the Japanese stock market has to offer

How to rejig your investments to preserve wealth and be able to take advantage of any new market weakness

The essential points to consider with a decumulation strategy

The consumer goods giant is making some interesting strategic moves

Digital transformation expert remains a great business in a very healthy technology space

History suggests they should revert back to a higher rating than the current one

The key attractions of the company remain unchanged

Current share price weakness provides a great entry point for an investor wanting to back a fantastic business

Competitors’ big fee earners could be tempted to move jobs instead of having to keep their current workplace afloat with cash support

But silver miners aren't quite the bargain relative to the metal

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains the rules