magazine 10 Dec 2020

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Shares looks at large cap pharmaceutical companies and the prospects for the sector. It selects three stocks to buy and one to avoid.

Discover the best performing ETFs in 2020 and how thematic products have dominated the list. You can also read about ways to invest in global smaller companies via funds, investment trusts and ETFs.

Key stories include a warning for companies over supply chain problems, questions over dividends from National Grid and SSE, and why the market ignored a strong update from Games Workshop.

This week’s investment ideas include an electronics engineer with growing profit margins and an underappreciated Baillie Gifford fund achieving stellar returns.

Port delays could be compounded by lack of imports and foreign drivers

There are numerous events that enable shareholders to hold firms to account or learn more about the business

The publishing firm’s deal for the price comparison site had a frosty reception from the market

The regulator has relaxed some proposals but they still result in big cuts to energy company returns

Brexit, US stimulus and the roll-out of vaccines are dominating investors’ thoughts

The transaction simplifies the group’s stakeholder position in the US, increasing control

Ceres Power has got analysts excited after its latest deal with German giant Bosch as it hits ‘biggest milestone to date’

Aggregate pharma earnings are forecast to grow 10% a year for the next four years which isn't reflected in the valuation

Investing across the world can help investors manage their stock market risk

How to get exposure to this part of the market via funds, investment trusts and ETFs

Follow these simple steps and you could make someone (and yourself) very happy

There are good reasons why its latest update failed to put a spark in the shares

The electronics engineer is delivering on its strategy to go up the value chain

Baillie Gifford fund proves doing good does not have to come at the cost of returns

Company posts solid first half performance despite the pandemic

Trading also looks to be encouraging in recent months

It's time for Monks to stop living in the shadow of sister investment trust Scottish Mortgage

The acceleration of certain trends by the pandemic is reflected in the showing of select ETFs

The fact the curve in the UK is at its steepest since August 2019 is very important

Our resident expert looks at how two products with a retirement focus stack up