magazine 17 Dec 2020

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Investment outlook: 10 big questions for 2021. From considering vaccine setbacks and the impact of Brexit to whether tech is a winning trade again and Biden reshapes America, read Shares’ in-depth look at the key issues for the year ahead.

Elsewhere, find out why you shouldn’t expect a return to normal for bank dividends just yet.

This week’s investment ideas include a FTSE 100 bottling company enjoying big earnings upgrades and a software provider armed with cash to do deals.

Shares looks at the big share price gains from Airbnb and DoorDash on their stock market debuts and it examines the best performing investment trusts in 2020.

Investors race to buy shares in both companies on their first day of trading on the US stock market

‘The Signs Were There’ by Tim Steer is a much-needed guide to spotting when companies are in danger

Investors should consider these reports as essential reading and they are free to read online

Investors should be wary of ‘investment offers’ which look too good to be true

The market has questioned the strategic logic and whether a bidding war could emerge

Asset manager acquires 60% stake in warehouse real estate specialist

Its Disney+ streaming service has smashed expectations and diverted attention away from theme park disruptions

The price has rallied over 50% this year and could boost the earnings of some FTSE 100 miners

It could be a lot harder to make money from the bonds space next year

From considering vaccine setbacks and the impact of Brexit to whether tech is a winning trade again and Biden reshapes America

We highlight the closed ended funds that shone in the shocking year of Covid

The factors that could impact your wealth and income in the coming 12 months

You might get a sweetener for the 2020 financial year but 2021’s dividends could be withheld for a while

The software provider is now armed with £50 million to make acquisitions

Novacyct continues to invest in its portfolio of intellectual property and has filed 15 new Covid-19 related patents

Homewares specialist enjoying bumper demand

The shares screen very well for investors seeking earnings upgrades and good value

Shares in the owner of Zara have risen by nearly 15% since we said to buy in October

The blue chip index's dividends are expected to rebound 18% after a 20% drop in 2020

Our resident expert makes the case for maintaining a retirement saving habit