magazine 27 Aug 2020

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‘Five great stocks to buy now’ – Shares has searched the market for good value opportunities and found a quintet worth investigating.

Other investment ideas include a small cap that keeps beating expectations and a quality-focused investment trust trading on a much larger discount than normal.

Find out why BT is seen as a takeover target and why an M&A revival is predicted after the worst first-half for deals since 2010.

Elsewhere in this issue: FTSE primed to play catch-up after lagging US stocks, energy storage theme offers growth and dividends, managing your pension in your 60s, and when to sell a stock (and when not to sell).

It would be a hugely risky acquisition while important decisions and commitments remain undecided

Two contracts achievements are another sign of the progress made by the company’s Build to Last turnaround plan

Investec says investors may be better of buying BHP, Rio Tinto or a mining ETF

The trust is trading on a significant premium to NAV despite limited growth potential

Activity could erupt thanks to large cash piles among private equity and low equity valuations

Stocks rally around the world after plasma treatment was authorised for use in hospitals

Key points to consider as you prepare to stop working or begin your golden years

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

FTSE Russell classifies it as a developed market    

Global primary energy demand has increased by 50% in the last two decades and is double the level forecast 40 years ago

We've found some decent businesses trading on attractive valuations

Follow these simple steps to improve your portfolio management skills

A large number of young adults are about to get their hands on a cash reward, so what are their options?

The pound losing its recent strength and oil stocks responding to a higher commodity price could boost the index

Software reseller is proving to be one of the more robust businesses in the face of the pandemic challenge

Analyst revisits forecasts for the third time since virus outbreak

Ideal time to buy into this quality-focused dividend grower at a big discount

Earnings have pleasantly surprised this year yet the stock rating remains cheap

Markets eye the looming battle between Biden and Trump in November

AJ Bell pensions expert Tom Selby explains the rules