magazine 26 Nov 2020

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As the nation goes online to buy presents, Shares reveals four stocks which could bring Christmas joy. The list features a retailer, a supermarket, a delivery company and a warehouse investor.

Get Shares’ view on the AIM stock which has returned more than 1,000% this year, and the earnings upgrade strategy producing positive returns.

Read about the mute reaction to AstraZeneca's vaccine, Roblox's potential blockbuster market debut, and why the UK Government’s green revolution could be great for investors.

The digital magazine also looks at life after Mark Barnett – how Perpetual Income & Growth and Edinburgh Investment Trust have changed.

Also: learn why certain people must take advice to transfer a pension, and the options for savers as NS&I actions big rate cuts.

Key points for investors on the Chancellor’s spending review

One of the most important indices in Europe is to include more constituents but with tighter qualification rules

Retail investors have been at a disadvantage for much of 2020 on the ability to back discounted fundraises

Judging a company’s management requires a different skill-set to analysing the underlying business

UK robotic process automation firm is determined to catch up with rivals UiPath and Automation Anywhere

But the asset manager warns not to expect payouts in general to grow until after the anniversary of lockdown

The company spans gaming and cloud software and is experiencing rapid growth in daily active users

Vaccine developments are still providing considerable support to equities even if we haven’t seen a repeat of the Pfizer-inspired one-day mega rally

However, cynics see the plan as currying favour with the new US administration

Lockdown restrictions are forcing consumers to do most of their festival shopping online

Greatland Gold has had a storming run on positive news flow and a stronger gold price

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

We look at some differences between big and little firms in the developing world

Capital-light and easily scalable, the FTSE 100 aero-engineer is ripe for recovery

It’s a new start for Perpetual Income & Growth and Edinburgh Investment Trust

We consider the alternatives for anyone affected by the punishing drop in interest

Proof that buying stocks following strong earnings upgrades can be a winner

The market backdrop is moving in the medtech company’s favour

BlackRock Throgmorton is just the ticket for those tempted by recent double-digit share price declines in popular names

Profit taking takes the shine off recent stock performance, but its future remains bright

The US construction equipment specialist rallied after saying business has recently picked up

The share price is now ahead of our May entry point with particular strength in recent weeks

Offer for Elementis marks the fourth bid approach for one of the trust’s holdings in the last year

Will rising commodity prices stoke inflation as companies pass on extra costs and consumers seek pay rises to support higher cost of living?

Tom Selby considers the case of a reader who wants freedom to move retirement savings